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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.

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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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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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."

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    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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    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
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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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.

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    "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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    #6

    Baby Kitty Sleeps With Mom

    Baby Kitty Sleeps With Mom

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    #7

    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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    #8

    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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    #10

    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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    #12

    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
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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    #13

    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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    #14

    My New Cat Only Sleeps On My Head. Meet Newt

    My New Cat Only Sleeps On My Head. Meet Newt

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    #16

    Kitten Sleeping

    Kitten Sleeping

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    Raine Soo
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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    He Sleeps Like This

    He Sleeps Like This

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    Wolfstar
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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    #19

    An Interesting Sleeping Position

    An Interesting Sleeping Position

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    #20

    His Favourite Sleeping Spot

    His Favourite Sleeping Spot

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    #21

    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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    #23

    Just A Bebby Sleeping

    Just A Bebby Sleeping

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    #25

    They Fight All Day But Sleep Together At Night

    They Fight All Day But Sleep Together At Night

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    #26

    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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    #27

    Moms Kitty Cat Loves To Nap In A Vase

    Moms Kitty Cat Loves To Nap In A Vase

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    Raine Soo
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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    #29

    This Is How My Cat Sleeps Every Night

    This Is How My Cat Sleeps Every Night

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    Zoe Hoesley
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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    #31

    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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    #32

    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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    #34

    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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    #35

    Most Adorable Sleeping Loaf Of Bread

    Most Adorable Sleeping Loaf Of Bread

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    #36

    She Sure Is Really Happy When Sleeping

    She Sure Is Really Happy When Sleeping

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    #37

    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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    #38

    He Likes To Nap In My Arms

    He Likes To Nap In My Arms

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    #39

    Man And Kitten Taking A Cat Nap

    Man And Kitten Taking A Cat Nap

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    Nathan Kim
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    3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    #40

    Sleepy Kitties

    Sleepy Kitties

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    #41

    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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    #42

    Sleepy Pancake Kitty

    Sleepy Pancake Kitty

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    #43

    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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    #44

    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
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    3 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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    #45

    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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    3 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    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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    #46

    Meet Kendrick. He Likes To Sleep Like This

    Meet Kendrick. He Likes To Sleep Like This

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    #47

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

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

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    #48

    Hobbes Is Very Tired From Not Helping Us Move

    Hobbes Is Very Tired From Not Helping Us Move

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    #50

    Bundled Sleepy Kittens

    Bundled Sleepy Kittens

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