Cats are known to be renowned napping champions with an average of 16 hours per day spent dozing off during this cringy film called life. After so much practice in the sleep department, they really know what it takes to get a good catnap. The answer is not much.

Our furry friends have been spotted sleeping nearly anywhere. The locations speak for themselves—tissue boxes, wine glasses, winter shoes, terrariums, flower pots, and laundry racks. Sometimes, it’s the sleeping positions that catch the eye—on the head, upside down, all stretched and curved, or using a dog as a pillow. I'll just leave it here.

After you’re done upvoting your favorite of these weird sleeping cats, don’t forget to scroll through Bored Panda’s previous compilations of feline sleep master classes here and here. Have one silly cat that's fast asleep right next to you? Share in the comments!

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DC
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7 months ago

Perfect picture!

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What does a Foxxy say?
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7 months ago

Hopefully no one accidentally sat on it.

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7 months ago

They spelt cat nap wrong lol.

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In an interview with Bored Panda, Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist, told us that our domestic cats sleep on average from 16 to 20 hours a day, and that’s all part of an ambush strategy. “This strategy consists of stalk, chase, pounce, catch and kill. Cats will eat about 10 small meals throughout a day, which equates to around six cumulative hours of daily hunting; they are sleeping to refuel their energy for the hunt.” However, indoor-only cats may be napping out of boredom.

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PandaJon
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7 months ago

I tink I caught a kitty

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MagicalUnicorn
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7 months ago

buy beer, get a cat, i'd take that!

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PandaJon
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7 months ago

Eye Balls

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Some adorable cats feign sleep as a defense mechanism to cope with stressful situations. Other times, nodding off during the day may be a sign of aging. DeVoss suggests keeping an eye on your fuzzy companion and being aware of the signs of lethargy that would signal it’s time for a visit to the veterinarian.

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Kathy Baylis
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7 months ago

Looks like someone put him there to dry.

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ZombieGirl
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7 months ago

"Free cat with every purchase"

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Toujin C'Thlu
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7 months ago

Perfect size

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To us humans, who’d rather sleep in a warm and comfy bed, some places and positions in which these weird cats are found taking a nap look rather absurd. Cat behavior expert Rita Reimers told Bored Panda that it really is true—cats can sleep virtually anywhere. Among other places, they adore “sunspots, your bed, or tucking away in little quiet corners and cubbyholes.” They also prefer warm places like a warm basket of laundry fresh from the dryer.

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Kathy Baylis
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7 months ago

So you get, yet already (literally) thinking outside the box.

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Don Golosso
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7 months ago

The sign says: "Pet Basket with animal print". Well, they didn't lie...

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Toujin C'Thlu
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7 months ago

Aww...kitten in a cupholder

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MagicalUnicorn
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7 months ago

liquidizing

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Toujin C'Thlu
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7 months ago

The 'sleeping cat' pose

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Don Golosso
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7 months ago

Stretch-a-cat!

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MagicalUnicorn
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7 months ago

modest cat covers privates even when sleeping :)

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European other
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7 months ago

Adds something to the pot plant

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Toujin C'Thlu
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7 months ago

An example of a cat in the liquid phase

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Toujin C'Thlu
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7 months ago

An even tinier one here. Interesting way to keep them warm, though.

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PandaJon
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7 months ago

I've heard of hot dogs but....

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giovanna
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7 months ago

The "just resting my eyes for a sec" pose

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DaVo
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7 months ago

Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's Maybelline...

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DaVo
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7 months ago

It's the God of not giving a f*ck. You can tell by the lefthand.

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Toujin C'Thlu
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7 months ago

Probably scared their human when they first saw it.

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Hiie Posti
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7 months ago

Hello I'd like a catte in a large cup

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Kali Fugatte
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7 months ago

He puts himbself in time out

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crazy_cat_notAlady
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7 months ago

perfect opportunity to scratch belly. and then RUN!!

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
7 months ago

That's a tiny kitten

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Toujin C'Thlu
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7 months ago

Food coma

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Lama Lady
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7 months ago

'Danger is my middle name'

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Toujin C'Thlu
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7 months ago

Cat looks very chill

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Landon DeSonne
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7 months ago

Here we have a very rare guitar cat

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PandaJon
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7 months ago

Vogue

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Kali Fugatte
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7 months ago

I upvoted this because clearly, in total cat fashion, he has knocked over all the books to make his bed.

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PandaJon
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7 months ago

Nice finial

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Kathy Baylis
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7 months ago

You’d have to have suction cups for toes to pull this one off successfully.

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TUBLOVER3
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7 months ago

Very comfy

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Lama Lady
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7 months ago

Chandler: "Ey Joe, could that cat BE more misplaced?!"

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Toujin C'Thlu
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7 months ago

Some cats just can't wait to try new furniture

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PandaJon
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7 months ago

Nobody here but us dishes

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