My sleep-deprived eyes fill with envy whenever I see a cat dozing off in a shoe, or a glass, or any other of the gazillion places they regularly choose. These adorable creatures can pass out anywhere! But that's not all; they have another superpower that's equally impressive. No matter where, no matter how they sleep, cats always look too darn cute. Take a look at this list compiled by Bored Panda for example. A kitty laying down completely straight on its back? Cute. Three critters dreaming in a 'cat wheel'? You bet. No drool, no nothing. Just purrs and awws.

#1

The Time I Rescued A Crying Kitten Outside. My Cat Cuddled Her

The Time I Rescued A Crying Kitten Outside. My Cat Cuddled Her

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Raine Soo
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10 months ago

Is that not the sweetest thing? Thank you for rescuing the kitten. Your older cat is a darling.

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To learn more about cats and their sleep habits, Bored Panda got in touch with Hyunmin Kim, DVM, Director of Veterinarians, ASPCA. She said that cats usually sleep about 15 hours a day but some can sleep even up to 20 hours per day. "Age is one of the most important factors influencing how long a cat will sleep," Kim explained. "Kittens and senior cats tend to sleep longer than teenage and adult cats. Cats tend to sleep this much because of their wild ancestral need to conserve energy for hunting down their next meal."

#2

A Stray Kitten Just Came Up And Took A Nap On My Lap. Best Moment In This Whole Miserable Year

A Stray Kitten Just Came Up And Took A Nap On My Lap. Best Moment In This Whole Miserable Year

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
10 months ago

This is how you get a cat 😆

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Kim also said that cats like to rest in areas that reduce vulnerability. Like a cardboard box where five out of six sides are protected and they can make a quick getaway. "Cats are also very clean creatures by nature and tend to choose areas that are clean and not soiled. Cats also choose sleeping areas based on temperature. For example, in cold weather, they're more likely to be snuggled on top of a heating vent, and in warm weather, they might sleep stretched out on a cool tiled floor," the veterinary surgeon added.

#3

A Tired Little Man

A Tired Little Man

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

He adorable, and smiling. I've never had a cat that slept in that position.

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When your cat looks this adorable in its sleep, it's only natural if you feel a sudden urge to snuggle up next to it. Or even wake up, the little buddy and pet it, trying to somehow show the animal just how much you adore it. And it's not a bad idea! If you know how to go about it. "Normally it's fine to wake up a cat from its sleep. They tend to be light sleepers so it’s relatively easy to wake them up," Kim said.

"However, there are two stages of sleep where it is better to leave them be, called REM or rapid eye movement and non-REM sleep. In REM sleep, cats may move or twitch slightly. In Non-REM sleep, cats will be motionless and appear very relaxed. If a cat is deprived of these two sleep stages it can become ill and irritable. Cats should also not be woken up too frequently especially if they’re very young or very old because they need sleep to maintain their health."

If you have a feline companion, feel free to check out all the information ASPCA has on cat care. Their veterinarians and behaviorists offer up helpful tips, solutions, and answers to some of your most frequently asked feline questions to keep your kitty happy and healthy.

#4

We Sleep With Our Toes To The Sky

We Sleep With Our Toes To The Sky

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

All the feets are too much for me to handle!

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#5

Baby Kitty Sleeps With Mom

Baby Kitty Sleeps With Mom

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TexasWoman
Community Member
10 months ago

You can’t get a cuter picture than that!

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#6

When You’re Napping But You Also Have To Practice Your Ballet

When You’re Napping But You Also Have To Practice Your Ballet

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Nathan Kim
Community Member
10 months ago

Shows how committed the cat is

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#7

My Dad Has Never Had A Cat But Loves Mine. He Found A Kitten Crying Outside A Couple Days Ago Who Prefers Sleeping Like This

My Dad Has Never Had A Cat But Loves Mine. He Found A Kitten Crying Outside A Couple Days Ago Who Prefers Sleeping Like This

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

The kitty knows where it's comfortable.

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#8

Kitten Wheel

Kitten Wheel

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

This is a trifecta of purrfection.

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#9

My Cat Insists I Hold His Paw While He Sleeps On My Lap. Never Once Has Scratched Me. It's A Very Trusting Relationship Kind Of Thing

My Cat Insists I Hold His Paw While He Sleeps On My Lap. Never Once Has Scratched Me. It's A Very Trusting Relationship Kind Of Thing

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
10 months ago

This is just precious

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#10

Napping With Mommy

Napping With Mommy

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
10 months ago

Omg so sweeeeeetttt

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#11

Yesterday I Adopted A Kitten But I Think They Gave Me A Meerkat

Yesterday I Adopted A Kitten But I Think They Gave Me A Meerkat

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Francis
Community Member
10 months ago

BELLY RUBS! i know it might be the last thing i do, but look at that belly *__*

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#12

Having A Nap In The Sun, Really Liked How This Photo Looks

Having A Nap In The Sun, Really Liked How This Photo Looks

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
10 months ago

A Renaissance painting

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#13

My New Cat Only Sleeps On My Head. Meet Newt

My New Cat Only Sleeps On My Head. Meet Newt

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

S'up Newt?

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#14

Found These Two Sleeping Like This

Found These Two Sleeping Like This

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Fidgets McGee
Community Member
10 months ago

Bros

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#15

Kitten Sleeping

Kitten Sleeping

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Aww, look at that face...Those toe beans are perfectly shaped...

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#16

The Girls Napping

The Girls Napping

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

I heart them.

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#17

He Sleeps Like This

He Sleeps Like This

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Wolfstar
Community Member
10 months ago

Contemplating (and regretting) life choices. I do that, too.

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#18

An Interesting Sleeping Position

An Interesting Sleeping Position

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Nathan Kim
Community Member
10 months ago

Playing dead every time? The dog better not catch on...

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#19

His Favourite Sleeping Spot

His Favourite Sleeping Spot

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
10 months ago

Kitty be like putty! But cute fluffy lovable putty

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#20

I Wanted A Dog, My Husband Wanted A Cat Because Dogs Are "Too Needy". So Instead We Got A Cat

I Wanted A Dog, My Husband Wanted A Cat Because Dogs Are "Too Needy". So Instead We Got A Cat

She won't leave my side and loves when I hold her little paw while she sleeps.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

That worked out pretty well, I would say.

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#21

This Pocket Is Just Right For This Little Kitten

This Pocket Is Just Right For This Little Kitten

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
10 months ago

Awwwwww

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#22

Just A Bebby Sleeping

Just A Bebby Sleeping

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Either that is a huge bed or that is a very tiny bebby.

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#23

Just These Brothers Sleeping. You’re Welcome

Just These Brothers Sleeping. You’re Welcome

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

What is thank you?

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#24

They Fight All Day But Sleep Together At Night

They Fight All Day But Sleep Together At Night

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Wolfstar
Community Member
10 months ago

Awww those puppy eyes

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#25

I Was Freaking Out Cause I Couldn't Find Him. Finally Found Him Sleeping Like This

I Was Freaking Out Cause I Couldn't Find Him. Finally Found Him Sleeping Like This

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glowworm2
Community Member
10 months ago

He wasn't sleeping. He got devoured by the bed!

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#26

Moms Kitty Cat Loves To Nap In A Vase

Moms Kitty Cat Loves To Nap In A Vase

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Cats are contortionists, I always say. That's a nice vase. Is it from Murano?

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#27

My Cats Formed A Smiley Face Today

My Cats Formed A Smiley Face Today

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Ms.M.
Community Member
10 months ago

This new Muppet is really cute.

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#28

This Is How My Cat Sleeps Every Night

This Is How My Cat Sleeps Every Night

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
10 months ago

Your cat is an angel, hold your kitty close 2020 is about to get bumpy again

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#29

Caturday Nap

Caturday Nap

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Everyday is Caturday.

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#30

My Daughter And Our Cat Always Have To Be Touching When They Nap. Today It Was Foot To Foot

My Daughter And Our Cat Always Have To Be Touching When They Nap. Today It Was Foot To Foot

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Luna Lovegood
Community Member
10 months ago

That is a humongous cat. I luv him.

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#31

Being Snuggled In A Beanie Made The Screaming Cotton Ball Go To Sleep

Being Snuggled In A Beanie Made The Screaming Cotton Ball Go To Sleep

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Kittens like to be swaddled like a purrito. It's warm and secure.

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#32

We Got A New Kitten, But I Think Our Cat Got A New Kitten

We Got A New Kitten, But I Think Our Cat Got A New Kitten

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Jackson Allinder
Community Member
10 months ago

Too cute

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#33

I Was Playing Some Games On My PC, He Jumped On Me And Slid Into My Hoodie Before Taking A Nap. I’m In Heaven

I Was Playing Some Games On My PC, He Jumped On Me And Slid Into My Hoodie Before Taking A Nap. I’m In Heaven

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Wolfstar
Community Member
10 months ago

hehehe you cant see me hooman

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#34

Most Adorable Sleeping Loaf Of Bread

Most Adorable Sleeping Loaf Of Bread

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

That face is too cute for words.

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#35

She Sure Is Really Happy When Sleeping

She Sure Is Really Happy When Sleeping

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Daria Z
Community Member
10 months ago

Aww what a cutie! 😍

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#36

This Is How My Roommates Cat Decided To Sleep On Me Today

This Is How My Roommates Cat Decided To Sleep On Me Today

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
10 months ago

*cat stretching noises*

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#37

He Likes To Nap In My Arms

He Likes To Nap In My Arms

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
10 months ago

He’s freaking adorable and he knows it 🥰

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#38

Man And Kitten Taking A Cat Nap

Man And Kitten Taking A Cat Nap

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Nathan Kim
Community Member
10 months ago

Some good cat-dad dad drinks beer and the cat annoys him time. Very wholesome

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#39

Sleepy Kitties

Sleepy Kitties

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

...Sleeping the sleep of the innocents...

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#40

A Stray Cat Walked Into A Cafe And Decided To Take A Nap In My Arms

A Stray Cat Walked Into A Cafe And Decided To Take A Nap In My Arms

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Kay blue
Community Member
10 months ago

I think you might be his/her's chosen human.

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#41

Sleepy Pancake Kitty

Sleepy Pancake Kitty

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

That is the cutest pancake I have ever seen.

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#42

Everyday Momo Cries Until My Boyfriend Puts Him In His “Hammock” For Nap Time

Everyday Momo Cries Until My Boyfriend Puts Him In His “Hammock” For Nap Time

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
10 months ago

Awww *dies of cuteness overload*

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#43

The Kitten We Rescued. Meet Luna, Sleeping With Her Toy Mouse

The Kitten We Rescued. Meet Luna, Sleeping With Her Toy Mouse

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Thank you for rescuing Luna, and for giving her a cuddle buddy.

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#44

I Woke Up To Him Sleeping Like This Next To Me This Morning. I Think At This Point, We Need Modelling Agencies For Cats

I Woke Up To Him Sleeping Like This Next To Me This Morning. I Think At This Point, We Need Modelling Agencies For Cats

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

My 14lb cat, Jack, sleeps like this next to me, though sometimes he turns over and we spoon. After my husband gets up to go to work, that is (I work 9am-5pm, and he works 3-11—that’s all AM—-poor guy).

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#45

Meet Kendrick. He Likes To Sleep Like This

Meet Kendrick. He Likes To Sleep Like This

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Full Name
Community Member
10 months ago

Looks like that memo of Leo DiCaprio on the street.

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#46

This Is Chata, The Munchkin. This Is How He Sleeps

This Is Chata, The Munchkin. This Is How He Sleeps

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Rcath
Community Member
9 months ago

His little arms!

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#47

Hobbes Is Very Tired From Not Helping Us Move

Hobbes Is Very Tired From Not Helping Us Move

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Hobbes is even posing in his sleep.

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#48

Coco Likes To Nap Like A Birdy

Coco Likes To Nap Like A Birdy

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Shoulder kitty.

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#49

Bundled Sleepy Kittens

Bundled Sleepy Kittens

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Ms.M.
Community Member
10 months ago

The little points on the hoods are too adorable!!!

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#50

The Cat Is Sleeping While My Boyfriend Plays

The Cat Is Sleeping While My Boyfriend Plays

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
10 months ago

Kitty just wants some love ❤️ 💕

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