There are 2 types of people in the world: those who can fall asleep whenever and wherever they please, and then the rest of us. You can't help but be a little envious of that guy on the plane, mouth wide open and blissfully comatose before takeoff, while you've got hours of fidgety, angry power naps to look forward to!

Being able to fall asleep quickly is a bit of superpower, let's face it. But the downside of all this casual, offhand snoozing is that people are likely to find themselves in compromising positions from time-to-time, caught out by sneaky snappers who just had to share the strange and funny positions they were napping in.

This list, compiled by Bored Panda, is kind of a guilty pleasure - is it really fair to laugh at people zombied out in their most vulnerable state? Yes, just this once it's worth it, trust us! Scroll down below to see these seriously strange snoozers in action for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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I Was Reading In Bed Last Night When I Realized My Husband And Our Foster Kittens Were All Fast Asleep Like This

I Was Reading In Bed Last Night When I Realized My Husband And Our Foster Kittens Were All Fast Asleep Like This

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Chancey 1 month ago

OMG the legs in the air!!!

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But what does your sleeping position say about your personality? Surprisingly, quite a lot! With thanks to Science of the People, let's look at a few of the most common examples:

The fetal position is when you curl your knees in toward your chest like you’re tucked into a safe little ball.

In a study conducted by Chris Idzikowski, director of the UK’s Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, 41 percent of the sleeping participants adopted this position. In fact, double the amount of women slept in the fetal position compared to men in this experiment. Those who find comfort in this natural position can be described as having a hard shell: tough on the outside, but a huge softy on the inside. They typically are shy when you first meet them, then tend to open up and relax quickly.


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A Boy And His Cow Napping At The Goshen Fair

A Boy And His Cow Napping At The Goshen Fair

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Night Owl 1 month ago (edited)

Awww

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My Sister Fell Asleep While She Was Reading A Magazine

My Sister Fell Asleep While She Was Reading A Magazine

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Ben Smith 1 month ago

How to give someone walking into the room a heart attack...

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The Log: Fifteen percent of people seem to find passing out like a log (lying on their side with their arms by their side) as the best way to catch some precious z’s. Does this boring, stiff sleeping position mean the sleeper is boring too? No! In fact, the opposite is true. People who sleep like a log are known as social butterflies. Although they are friendly, carefree, and popular, these social, trusting people are known for being gullible.

The Yearner: As if reaching out for something, the yearner is the position where you sleep on your side, but have your arms stretched out in front of you. People who sleep like this are a little complicated: they are open-minded, yet cynical; slow and suspicious when making a decision, but stick to it once their minds are made up.

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Family Asleep

Family Asleep

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comboplush 1 month ago (edited)

Aww, the dog's tongue :D they all are adorable

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This Man Sleeping In The Office In Front Of His Colleagues

This Man Sleeping In The Office In Front Of His Colleagues

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Rowlie 1 month ago

Love the team spirit

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The Soldier: Exactly as it sounds, the soldier position is where you sleep on your back with your arms by your sides. Only eight percent of sleepers claim to get the most sleep this way. Those who find themselves sleeping this way typically are quiet, reserved and hold both themselves and other people to high standards and strict moral codes.

The Freefaller: Having trouble imagining this one? It’s where you’re lying on your stomach with your arms wrapped around your pillow and head turned to the side. Sleeping on your stomach is something many people find uncomfortable, but those who enjoy this position wouldn’t have it any other way. Freefalling sleepers are bold and sociable on the outside, but typically don’t have the thick skin to deal with criticism or absurd situations.

Which one are you? To see more sleeping positions and their meanings, check out  Science of the People's article, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#6

An Expensive Nap In Venice, Italy 

An Expensive Nap In Venice, Italy 

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Slinkman 1 month ago

Haha look at captain rowboat grinning 😁

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#7

This Is What Friends Are For

This Is What Friends Are For

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Alex 1 month ago

Thats very impressive!

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#8

Man Set Up Camera To Record What His Cat Does At Night

Man Set Up Camera To Record What His Cat Does At Night

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Ben Smith 1 month ago

Jim, we’re out of treats. WAKE UP

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#9

My Niece Thought My Mom Needed This Sticker While She Was Sleeping

My Niece Thought My Mom Needed This Sticker While She Was Sleeping

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I'm.in.wonderland 1 month ago

that scared me!!

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#10

Here We See A Wild Bass Player, Sleeping Soundly In Its' Cocoon

Here We See A Wild Bass Player, Sleeping Soundly In Its' Cocoon

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Von 1 month ago

Smart!!!!

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#11

How To Sleep Well. It Freaking Worked

How To Sleep Well. It Freaking Worked

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Neon Petra 1 month ago

Hilarious!

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#12

Flight Attendants Need To Rest Too

Flight Attendants Need To Rest Too

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Biljana Malesevic 1 month ago

Respect for flexibility.

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#13

Everybody's Got These Great Pictures Of Their People Sleeping With Their Pets And I'm Over Here Stuck With This Mess

Everybody's Got These Great Pictures Of Their People Sleeping With Their Pets And I'm Over Here Stuck With This Mess

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Slinkman 1 month ago

Bedman and Catwrong, almost ready to fight crime.

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#14

My Kid Sleeps Like He Fell Down In Family Guy

My Kid Sleeps Like He Fell Down In Family Guy

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Saulo Frota 1 month ago

He looks like a freakin swastika

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#15

My Roommate's Grandma Was Visiting, And Gave Me A Little Scare When I Found Her Taking A Nap. Then I Noticed Her Book

My Roommate's Grandma Was Visiting, And Gave Me A Little Scare When I Found Her Taking A Nap. Then I Noticed Her Book

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Slinkman 1 month ago

.. but the chair died of old age.. he will be missed..

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#16

Walked In On The SO Sleeping. I’m Not Sure She’s Human

Walked In On The SO Sleeping. I’m Not Sure She’s Human

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Katie Axon 1 month ago

Clearly she's half-cat.

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#17

How To Sleep At Work

How To Sleep At Work

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Night Owl 1 month ago (edited)

OK, this one took some time to prepare and was intentional. Still impressive

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#18

This Is Why You Don't Fall Asleep In An Airport

This Is Why You Don't Fall Asleep In An Airport

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Jessamyn Zolcznski 1 month ago

Or...anywhere with children that are awake

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#19

Bedroom Is Really Sunny In The Morning. Found Husband Sleeping Like This

Bedroom Is Really Sunny In The Morning. Found Husband Sleeping Like This

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Vernice Aure 1 month ago

Great mask being held by the Power Puff Girls.

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#20

Favorite Sleeping Position: The Nazi

Favorite Sleeping Position: The Nazi

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A B C 1 month ago

Haha upvoted for the caption. I'm German, and I find this funny although I'm taught not to

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#21

Sleep Contortionist (21-Year-Old Son After His 1st Day On New Job Falls Asleep Rather Stylishly)

Sleep Contortionist (21-Year-Old Son After His 1st Day On New Job Falls Asleep Rather Stylishly)

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comboplush 1 month ago

Gnhihihi this SCREAMS for a photoshop, giving this guy tiny wings and a cupid's bow. :'D

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#22

Waking Up Will Be Hard

Waking Up Will Be Hard

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Martha Meyer 1 month ago

Oh God, I hope he didn't break his neck when he woke up!

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#23

My Boyfriend's Sleeping Position Screams "B**** I'm Fabulous"

My Boyfriend's Sleeping Position Screams "B**** I'm Fabulous"

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Miss Cris 1 month ago

What is he dreaming about?

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#24

Sleeping Level: Jedi

Sleeping Level: Jedi

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Vivek Mhatre 1 month ago

Claps for this guy

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#25

He Doesn't Understand Why I Hate Sleeping With Him

He Doesn't Understand Why I Hate Sleeping With Him

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Night Owl 1 month ago

She's not amused

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#26

Today I Found Out That My Co-Worker Sleeps With His Eyes Open And Looks Very Creepy

Today I Found Out That My Co-Worker Sleeps With His Eyes Open And Looks Very Creepy

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razan youssef 1 month ago

oh god...

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#27

Wife Has Fallen Asleep Beneath The Paper. This Freaked Me Out For A Second

Wife Has Fallen Asleep Beneath The Paper. This Freaked Me Out For A Second

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Night Owl 1 month ago

Learned from the woman from a previous entry

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#28

My Wife Naps Like This

My Wife Naps Like This

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Von 1 month ago

So did I, when I was 2 through about 6. Lol. I remember being quite comfortable, though my back could NEVER at 40! Lol. It's too bad too

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#29

Have You Ever Heard About Sleeping Under The Table?

Have You Ever Heard About Sleeping Under The Table?

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Ellen 1 month ago

Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where George tries in vain to build a nap fort under his desk

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#30

How Is That Even Possible?

How Is That Even Possible?

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Kwj 1 month ago (edited)

I can almost feel the neck pain after sleeping in that position :O

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#31

A Friend Stayed Over Last Night. When I Left The Room To Take A Shower, He Was Sleeping On The Couch; When I Came Back...

A Friend Stayed Over Last Night. When I Left The Room To Take A Shower, He Was Sleeping On The Couch; When I Came Back...

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Miss Cris 1 month ago

He was still on the couch. But I noticed there were also a human in the room.

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#32

Ever Had So Much Alcohol You Tried To Enter A House Via The Cat Door, Then Went To Sleep Half Way Through?

Ever Had So Much Alcohol You Tried To Enter A House Via The Cat Door, Then Went To Sleep Half Way Through?

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Demonic Darkness 1 month ago

I'll never understand why people enjoy getting so drunk.

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#33

This Sleeping Position

This Sleeping Position

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Restless 1 month ago

Looks like a drunk position

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#34

Interesting Sleep Pose

Interesting Sleep Pose

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Vernice Aure 1 month ago

That's going to hurt.

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#35

A Girl At Uni Fell Asleep In A Chair

A Girl At Uni Fell Asleep In A Chair

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Ben Smith 1 month ago

Not uncommon I’m sure

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#36

My Girlfriend And I Got Home From A Party And Got A Little Hungry. She Fell Asleep Like This

My Girlfriend And I Got Home From A Party And Got A Little Hungry. She Fell Asleep Like This

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Rowlie 1 month ago

Mid-chip, that's really fast

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#37

Sleeping Positions In Economy Class On An 11-Hour Flight

Sleeping Positions In Economy Class On An 11-Hour Flight

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Neon Petra 1 month ago

HOLY COW this is a FLIGHT, please do NOT bring your pet dementor in here.

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#38

Just A Girl Sleeping At The Airport

Just A Girl Sleeping At The Airport

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Biljana Malesevic 1 month ago

Honey, someone's ass has been where your face is now!

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#39

Who Says You Can't Sleep Comfortably On The Subway?

Who Says You Can't Sleep Comfortably On The Subway?

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Night Owl 1 month ago

Manspreading ;D

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#40

Some Kid Hid Behind A Bookshelf And Fell Asleep During The Video In My Personal Finance Class

Some Kid Hid Behind A Bookshelf And Fell Asleep During The Video In My Personal Finance Class

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Miss Cris 1 month ago

A mom's friendly course, they said

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#41

When You Need A Power Nap And You're A Bus Driver

When You Need A Power Nap And You're A Bus Driver

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Kathy V 1 month ago

Is this the knight bus?

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#42

I'll Just Sleep Here Then

I'll Just Sleep Here Then

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Neon Petra 1 month ago

I can already hear the snoring.

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#43

I Asked My Husband To Take More Candid Photos Of Me, And This Is What I Get

I Asked My Husband To Take More Candid Photos Of Me, And This Is What I Get

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Vernice Aure 1 month ago

Evidence of exhausted mother.

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#44

Sometimes You Need To Get Really Creative To Get Some Sleep, Right?

Sometimes You Need To Get Really Creative To Get Some Sleep, Right?

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Remliel 1 month ago

All transport waiting rooms should have comfortable sitting so people can nap properly. Why add insult to injury?

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#45

I, Too, Love Public Transportation

I, Too, Love Public Transportation

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Vernice Aure 1 month ago

Eww and Ouch...

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#46

His Position

His Position

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heidi m 1 month ago

How did he end up like that?

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#47

A Friend Of Mine Uploaded This Pic To Facebook, I'll Just Lay It Here

A Friend Of Mine Uploaded This Pic To Facebook, I'll Just Lay It Here

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Katie Axon 1 month ago

Use my boobs as a pillow and I'll punch you in the face.

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#48

This Guy Sleeping In The ABQ Airport

This Guy Sleeping In The ABQ Airport

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Baba Caine 1 month ago

One way to beat stupid homeless seating

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#49

Saw The Salary Man In Half Meltdown

Saw The Salary Man In Half Meltdown

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nanashi 1 month ago

I wonder if this just a Tokyo thing, or seeing office workers sleeping in odd places is also common in other countries?

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#50

This Man Is An Expert Of Sleeping In A Public Transportation

This Man Is An Expert Of Sleeping In A Public Transportation

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JessG 1 month ago

All these train pics, how do they know that they won't miss their stop?????

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#51

My Roommate In Various Absurd Sleeping Positions

My Roommate In Various Absurd Sleeping Positions

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Night Owl 1 month ago

The last pic looks like he fell over while meditating

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#52

Oh Boy, Is It Comfortable?

Oh Boy, Is It Comfortable?

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Baba Caine 1 month ago

If it fits i sleeps

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#53

I Don't Think I've Ever Been Quite That Tired In My Life. His Nap Game Is On Point Nonetheless

I Don't Think I've Ever Been Quite That Tired In My Life. His Nap Game Is On Point Nonetheless

As I approached the exit to my local library, a lady walking the opposite way had a very concerned face before she heard him snoring. As we passed we both exchanged a smile

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Ben Smith 1 month ago

Napping and passing out are two very different things

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#54

I’m A High School Teacher. My Student Pulled A Pillow Out Of His Backpack And Went To Sleep During Exam Week. I Was Honestly Impressed

I’m A High School Teacher. My Student Pulled A Pillow Out Of His Backpack And Went To Sleep During Exam Week. I Was Honestly Impressed

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Phrank 1 month ago

I used to stuff my backpack with a pillow in case I needed to sleep in college. I would leave in in my bag though.

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#55

The Way This Guard Is Sleeping (It's Loaded)

The Way This Guard Is Sleeping (It's Loaded)

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Ben Smith 1 month ago

Darwin Award....

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#56

Not Sure How Tired Or Drunk You Must Be To Find It Comfortable To Sleep Like That

Not Sure How Tired Or Drunk You Must Be To Find It Comfortable To Sleep Like That

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Night Owl 1 month ago

Doesn't need to move in case he needs to throw up

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#57

Comfy Sleep

Comfy Sleep

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Siggy Sig 1 month ago

I guess she crawled in feet first.

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#58

The Way He Sleeps Entertains Me

The Way He Sleeps Entertains Me

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Night Owl 1 month ago

Feeling cute, might wake up later

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#59

I'll Just Pass Out... Right Here

I'll Just Pass Out... Right Here

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Vernice Aure 1 month ago

At least there'll be no chasing involved.

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#60

Went To The Bathroom And Came Back To My Girlfriend Sleeping Like This. She Says It's Quite Comfortable But I Don't Buy It

Went To The Bathroom And Came Back To My Girlfriend Sleeping Like This. She Says It's Quite Comfortable But I Don't Buy It

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Mieke Sorée 1 month ago

Love the shoes!!

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#61

Man Sleeping On Plane

Man Sleeping On Plane

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Mainza Munsanje 1 month ago

When your cramps hit you hard!

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#62

He's So Tired

He's So Tired

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Ben Smith 1 month ago

No....he’s very, very drunk

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#63

Can't Be More Comfy

Can't Be More Comfy

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Finn Fickle 1 month ago

Been there, done this, got a crazy neckache when waking up, then dropped back off again.

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#64

Perfect Place To Sleep

Perfect Place To Sleep

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Mangoes'nRum 1 month ago

No. This is not unusual. Lots of truck drivers in India used to do this in the 90s when I lived there (Not sure if it's only India). A lot of them used to have a metal and wire frame welded into a relatively free section of the undercarriage and would unroll a mattress on it and sleep there at night.

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#65

How? Asleep Where She Sat

How? Asleep Where She Sat

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Miss Cris 1 month ago

It's the way to fit in a chair or an armchair. I do it, too.

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#66

Woman Take A Nap In An Armchair

Woman Take A Nap In An Armchair

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Fox Dylan 1 month ago

Because shopping is hell

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#67

Can't Think Of A Better Place To Fall Asleep. Except Your Own Bed Maybe

Can't Think Of A Better Place To Fall Asleep. Except Your Own Bed Maybe

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Baba Caine 1 month ago

He only went in with his wife for a photo frame 🤣

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#68

Too Tired To Care About Better Place To Sleep

Too Tired To Care About Better Place To Sleep

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Neon Petra 1 month ago

At least when he wakes up, he can get a crepe!

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#69

All Crossed Up After Work

All Crossed Up After Work

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Kaisu 1 month ago

This makes me think whether these people taking the pics are actually helping the people who are clearly exhausted from being overworked and getting back on their seats properly, or if they just take pics and laugh

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#70

She Was Asleep Like This All Hour

She Was Asleep Like This All Hour

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Demonic Darkness 1 month ago

Hey, if you can fall asleep in those torture devices you deserve those Zzz's. School chairs are Hella uncomfortable.

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#71

Adjustment Machine Meltdown

Adjustment Machine Meltdown

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Miss Cris 1 month ago

He's adjusting his brain in the machine

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#72

So Today We Went Baby Shopping. Kanye & North Were A Little Too Quiet. We Found Them Passed Out In The Middle Of The Store

So Today We Went Baby Shopping. Kanye & North Were A Little Too Quiet. We Found Them Passed Out In The Middle Of The Store

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Roger Haywood 1 month ago

I couldn't care less about Kanye West. I don't like the guy, or the Kardashians. As if they don't get enough attention as it is.

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