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
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1 year 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.


#2

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
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1 year ago (edited)

Awww

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#3

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
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1 year 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.

#4

Family Asleep

Family Asleep

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comboplush
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1 year ago (edited)

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

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#5

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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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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Marcellus the Third
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1 year ago

Which part of "some assembly required" did you skip?

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#17

How To Sleep At Work

How To Sleep At Work

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Night Owl
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

What is he dreaming about?

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#24

Sleeping Level: Jedi

Sleeping Level: Jedi

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Vivek Mhatre
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Looks like a drunk position

Christy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

It has to be, there's absolutely no way someone can be sober and be dead asleep in that position.

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Miss Cris
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1 year ago (edited)

Looks like a dancer performing, and it's beautiful

Kathy V
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1 year ago

This used to be a thing in London... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_penny_coffin

Sinkvenice
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1 year ago

You're absolutely right.

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comboplush
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1 year ago

It looks ..like they unbuckled the backpack's straps, attached said backpack to the railing and then put it back onto the back? The logistics intrigue me.

Night Owl
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1 year ago

Looks like a dance move

nanashi
Community Member
1 year ago

it looks as if they're passed out rather than asleep to me, kinda made me concerned.

Paula Hannon
Community Member
1 year ago

Japanese people really need to change their work culture, it's clearly killing them.

Theory Buchannon
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1 year ago

getting ready to dance here

Von
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't completely hate this. Lol. Looks like it could be kind of comfortable actually! It can't be just me?!

Robert Robi Z
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2 weeks ago

That bus never came

Reine Watson
Community Member
1 year ago

So many questions...

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this Japan? Looks like there's a prohibition sign on the floor. People are not allowed to sit or lie down on subway station floors. Many city workers live too far away to commute, so they hang out in bars and cafes until they're kicked out, then they crash wherever they can. They wash up in public restrooms, buy clean clothes from vending machines and turn in their old clothes for a deposit.

Nadine Francis
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1 year ago

"Elvis has left the building! Thanks, thanks vury much!"

Michael Morgan
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1 year ago

JUST DON'T THROW UP!! 😱✔️

Dale Davis
Community Member
1 year ago

Yup. :-(

Dan Abramsky
Community Member
1 year ago

Human Art installation?!

Terri Altman-Hollister
Community Member
1 year ago

How drunk do you have to be to pass out like this?

Nico Viola
Community Member
1 year ago

looks like something fro high school musical

Carol Roeder
Community Member
1 year ago

Man, I bet he's gonna have a few cramps when he wakes up!

Alex
Community Member
1 year ago

How did he get his backpack in the bar....?

Teri Campisi
Community Member
1 year ago

It does look that way, doesn't it!

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Barbara Bj Felzer
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow

JenB
Community Member
1 year ago

Now that's tired.

Theresa Tzitzira
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet he is Japanese and suffers from burn out....

Peggy Bereza
Community Member
1 year ago

The backpack will keep him from landing on the floor, though he could hang himself.

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Funny, but that’s kind of like how I learned they did it in the old (pre-20th century) flophouses. If you had enough money you could rent a bed. If you didn’t, but still needed some shuteye, you could tie yourself to a rail and try to sleep standing up. On busy nights, it made for a very full room.

Rachel Wray
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1 year ago

Looks like ready to start dancing

Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

That's more passed out than sleeping.

Pen Edward
Community Member
1 year ago

why not

Fox Dylan
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like his jacket conspired against him

Wilfredo Arcilla
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1 year ago

Mr. Bean Style.

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#34

Interesting Sleep Pose

Interesting Sleep Pose

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Vernice Aure
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Not uncommon I’m sure

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