We've all seen a puppy, worn out from exploring but not yet able to admit it, trying desperately to stay alert whilst struggling to keep its little brown eyes from closing. The blinks slow right down, lasting longer and longer while its head slowly droops, perhaps a tongue will come rolling out of the mouth and then finally... plop. Puppy goes to sleep right there and then.

The consequence of this tendency to doze off on the spot is that dogs can often be found fast asleep in the strangest places and positions - sometimes you just scratch your head and think "how can that possibly be comfortable?" As someone that can't even properly sleep on a plane, I wish I could find a place to crash as easily as this!

This list, compiled by Bored Panda, celebrates the weird and wonderful ways that dogs choose to snooze. From squoosh-face siestas to nonchalant naps, these pups just don't give a damn! Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and share your own pics in the comments!

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My Dog Can't Get Gravity Right

My Dog Can't Get Gravity Right

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The sleeping positions of dogs usually varies with their mood. But did you know that your dog’s sleeping position can sometimes reveal clues about their personalities? With thanks to PetDoors.com, here are a few common doggy sleeping positions and their meanings.

The Fetal Position: Your dog is curled up with their tail near their head and paws tucked in.

What it means: They may seem tough to the everyday passerby but they are actually quite shy and sensitive. This position provides the greatest amount of security to your dog. These dogs may require some extra care or affection. Physically, they may just be cold and trying to conserve their body heat.

The Yearner: Your dog is sleeping on their side with all four paws reaching outwards.

What it means: These dogs are the most easy-going, laid back dogs who are very comfortable in their environment. They are usually friendly towards strangers or other dogs. Even when they are sleeping, they are showing their love and loyalty towards you by reaching their paws out.

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Puppy Warming Its Paws

Puppy Warming Its Paws

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This Dog Is Sleeping Happily

This Dog Is Sleeping Happily

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The Freefallers: Your dog has their front paws straight out in front of them and they back paws stretched out straight out behind them.

What it means: These dogs usually are exceedingly high in energy. If your dog sleeps like this, you have probably witnessed them falling straight into sleep with a *thunk* in the middle of playing. In the free falling sleeping position, these dogs don’t have to waste any of their playing time to walk to and from their bed. After their nap, these fun-loving dogs can easily spring up and get back to business.

The Cuddler: Your dog always prefers to be snuggled up with a friend when they sleep.

What it means: These dogs are usually very affectionate but can be quite needy because of it. This usually means that your dog loves you and you make them feel happy and safe. Physically, your body heat may make you the most comfortable bed. If they are cuddling with other dogs or animals, they may feel closely bonded with them. Or they are just friendly. Or there are not enough beds.

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I'm Done Trying To Figure This Dog Out

I'm Done Trying To Figure This Dog Out

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We Told Our Dog She Couldn't Sleep Up On The Couch

We Told Our Dog She Couldn't Sleep Up On The Couch

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The Spoon: One dog back is against another dog’s belly. Sometimes there is a paw in a hugging position. 

What it means: These dogs are usually have a very close relationship to each other. The “big spoon” dog usually offers feelings of comfort and safety to the “little spoon” dog. While the “little spoon” dog may be having a bad day, they can trust that the “big spoon” will be there. In this position, they are not just showing their affection but great loyalty to one another as well. Beds for very huge dogs come in handy if you have a couple of spooners, even if you have small or medium size dogs.

The Burrower: These dogs usually sleeps with blankets, pillows, your clothes… Anything that covers them up.

What it means: These dogs usually require a bit more affection than usual. When they are tucked away, the blankets gives them feelings of comfort and security. Sleeping with blankets or sheets is a great way to calm down anxious dogs. In the wild, some dogs would sleep in close quarters in a den, these may be residual feelings from that time.

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This Guy Chilling With His Dog In London

This Guy Chilling With His Dog In London

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Dog Park Experience Exceeds Expectations

Dog Park Experience Exceeds Expectations

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Check out PetDoors.com for more weird sleeping positions and their meanings, and let us know how your own doggy chooses to snooze in the comments below!

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In Case You Need Something To Brighten Your Day, Here's A Picture Of My Dog Sleeping

In Case You Need Something To Brighten Your Day, Here's A Picture Of My Dog Sleeping

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#10

My Buddy's Dog Sleeping On The Mule Steering Wheel

My Buddy's Dog Sleeping On The Mule Steering Wheel

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Neighbor's Dogs Having A Nap In My Garage

Neighbor's Dogs Having A Nap In My Garage

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Hyperlaxity Power Enabled

Hyperlaxity Power Enabled

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#13

"Please Read Instructions Carefully When Assembling Your New Dog From IKEA"

"Please Read Instructions Carefully When Assembling Your New Dog From IKEA"

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#15

Weird Sleeping Position

Weird Sleeping Position

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This Is What Nap Time Looks Like In Our House

This Is What Nap Time Looks Like In Our House

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#17

His Reflection Is The Greatest

His Reflection Is The Greatest

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#18

This Is How She Sleeps

This Is How She Sleeps

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#19

He Was Snoring Too

He Was Snoring Too

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#20

My Aunt's Wiener Dog Fell Asleep While Begging

My Aunt's Wiener Dog Fell Asleep While Begging

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#21

This Frenchie Puppy Sleeps Anywhere

This Frenchie Puppy Sleeps Anywhere

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#22

Ollie Only Sleeps Under Chairs

Ollie Only Sleeps Under Chairs

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#23

I Think My Dog Is Broken

I Think My Dog Is Broken

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#24

I Call This Tetris Murph

I Call This Tetris Murph

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#25

Does Anybody Else's Dog Sleep Like This?

Does Anybody Else's Dog Sleep Like This?

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#26

Bae Caught Me Sleeping

Bae Caught Me Sleeping

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#27

This Is Leela. She Sleeps Like This. It Just Ain't Right

This Is Leela. She Sleeps Like This. It Just Ain't Right

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#28

My Cousin Sent Me A Picture Of Her Dog Sleeping

My Cousin Sent Me A Picture Of Her Dog Sleeping

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#29

This Is How My Dog Is Sleeping Right Now

This Is How My Dog Is Sleeping Right Now

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#30

I'm So Tired

I'm So Tired

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#31

She Likes To Hold Her Feet When She Sleeps

She Likes To Hold Her Feet When She Sleeps

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#32

My Dog Will Sleep In Any Position. Apparently This Is Comfortable

My Dog Will Sleep In Any Position. Apparently This Is Comfortable

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#33

This Is Ralph. Ralph Likes To Nap

This Is Ralph. Ralph Likes To Nap

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#34

It Was Slightly Unsettling To Look Back And Find My Dog Sleeping Like This

It Was Slightly Unsettling To Look Back And Find My Dog Sleeping Like This

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#35

The Most Chill Pup Ever

The Most Chill Pup Ever

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#36

So My Friend's Dog Fell Asleep With Her Face In Her Bowl

So My Friend's Dog Fell Asleep With Her Face In Her Bowl

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#37

My GF's Dog Likes To Sleep On My Lap And Constantly Fart In My Face...

My GF's Dog Likes To Sleep On My Lap And Constantly Fart In My Face...

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#38

She Decided To Sleep Like This

She Decided To Sleep Like This

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#39

Weird. My Rescued Spanish Greyhound Sleeps Like This

Weird. My Rescued Spanish Greyhound Sleeps Like This

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#40

My Golden Retriever Likes To Sleep Under The Toilet

My Golden Retriever Likes To Sleep Under The Toilet

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#41

My Brother's Dog Is Pregnant, And This Is How She Sleeps

My Brother's Dog Is Pregnant, And This Is How She Sleeps

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#42

She Sleeps In Very Odd Positions

She Sleeps In Very Odd Positions

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#43

The Most Comfortable Way To Take A Nap

The Most Comfortable Way To Take A Nap

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#44

Any Idea What's Wrong With My Dog?

Any Idea What's Wrong With My Dog?

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#45

We Were Playing And He Just Fell Asleep Chewing On His Own Leg

We Were Playing And He Just Fell Asleep Chewing On His Own Leg

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#46

My Dog Dreams Of Becoming An Olympic Diver

My Dog Dreams Of Becoming An Olympic Diver

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#47

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie...

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie...

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#48

Actually This Sleeping Position Looks Quite Comfortable

Actually This Sleeping Position Looks Quite Comfortable

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#49

She Sleeps Like A Princess

She Sleeps Like A Princess

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#50

My Dog Doesn't Know How To Sleep Properly, Help

My Dog Doesn't Know How To Sleep Properly, Help

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