Ever had the experience of lying awake during the night and no matter what you do you just can’t fall asleep? Well don’t worry, a lot of people can empathize. According to The Centers for Disease Control, around 50-10 million people in America have a sleeping disorder. Now that’s a lot of sleepless nights! We couldn’t find any stats about how any animals are tired but we did find some pretty cute pictures!
If you do suffer from Insomnia you might get envious of the critters. Or you might just enjoy the cuteness! Either way, it seems like some animals can fall asleep at a moment’s notice and wherever they are.
Laundry can really be a pain if you aren’t in the mood to do it. But who can say that while they’ve been hanging up their wet clothes they’ve ended up falling asleep?
So this cat must have wanted to avoid their chores and preferred to take a nap on the laundry rack. Close enough, I suppose? One thing’s for sure is that doesn’t seem comfortable.
Now here’s a picture you don’t see every day, a horse snoozing in some tires. It looks far from comfortable with his rear stuffed down into the tires while his legs sprawl out in the more uncomfortable positions.
Let’s not forget that his nose is right in the dirt. I don’t claim to know much about horses but surely this sleeping position if bad for their posture? Let’s just hope that he doesn’t need a visit from a chiropractor.
Ever fallen asleep in the car? we know the feeling, taking a long road trip and you just feel your lids get heavy as the passenger. Well, this dog seemed to be just the type too. It’s dangerous fallen asleep behind the wheel, looking at the coffee in the cupholders we’re guessing he hasn’t gotten much sleep in a while.
Now that we see that wire hanging down in front of the pup, maybe he’s been called to take a look at the wiring and fix something? A doggy mechanic is way better than a doggy deprived of sleep.
How cute is this sight? The tiny piglet’s decided to doze off right on its mother’s snout. Even the mother doesn’t seem to mind, she’s happily sleeping too.
The piglet seems to be the spitting image of the mother. They even have the same blonde eyelashes. This photo shows one of the activities that pigs love, sleep! Now we just need to find them eating and we’ll be sorted.
Now, this looks like the puppy is in heaven right now. He looks so happy to be sleeping in a bowl of food. Maybe every time he wakes up he takes another bite and then has his after-meal nap. Sounds perfect to us, actually, we’re quite jealous!
The bowl does look pretty empty, maybe he just ate most of it? Now that’s almost his whole weight in food, we’d probably pass out too after a meal like that! If she keeps eating at that rate she’ll soon need to find a bigger bowl to sleep in.
This photo is a bit strange. So there’s a cat in a supermarket… in the laundry aisle? How did this cat get here? Is it hiding from its owners since they want to run too many errands for its taste? Maybe it’s an employee and it fell asleep on the job.
Another possibility is that it felt hungry after having too much catnip. It finally found the chips but unfortunately, it’s fallen asleep before it could have any.
Who doesn’t love coffee after waking up… Wait, that’s not coffee! Seems that a chipmunk baby has decided this cup was the best spot to get some shuteye. Oh well, I guess we won’t be having any coffee anytime soon.
This baby seems like he doesn’t know who the cup belongs to and he doesn’t care, he just wanted somewhere quiet to sleep. He fits the circumference of the cup so well who could blame him? He’s just too cute to disturb.
This dog had it all, a comfy bed raised off the ground. But they forgot to rest their head ON the bed. This looks anything but comfortable. She seems peaceful enough but we don’t buy it with the way her nose is smushed against the floor.
How did she not notice her head drooping as she was falling asleep? We think she’ll wake up pretty stiff and maybe even have a headache. Let’s just hope she learns her lesson in the future.
Now, this dog definitely didn’t want to go to the vet. The Corgi’s best idea to get out of it was playing dead. It seems he’s really committed to the role since in the process he fell asleep. We don’t blame him though, who like the feeling of a doctor’s cold hands?
Well, let’s just hope he stays asleep while the doctor looks him over. If he wakes up midway through his examination he may be in for a surprise and he’ll never trust his owners again!
We’re not surprised there’s a sloth on this list. It’s hard to tell that they’re awake even when they’re moving. Seems while this sloth was slowly moving to his destination, he forgot what he was doing and passed out.
The closest related animal to sloths are actually Armadillos! And if you lived thousands of years ago, you would have seen sloths as big as elephants! At least according to the fossils of extinct sloths found by archaeologists. Just imagine how big those claws would be!
It looks like this cat fell asleep while trying to blend in with the walls and the carpet. But why did the cat decide it needed to hide in this corner? One thing that we know is that his active camouflage is working wonders since he even managed to take a snooze break.
He seems pretty content right where he is, best not to tell his owner where he is. But like the horse earlier, let’s hope that he doesn’t neep a visit from a chiropractor once he wakes up with that neck angle!
This book must have been dullsville. It couldn’t even keep this ferret engrossed. In fact, it was so boring that it completely put him to sleep. I did not realize that ferrets are avid readers, but apparently the smart ones do enjoy a good book every now and then. The book pictured is obviously not one of the “good” ones that ferrets prefer.
Maybe it’s a book about a dog or alligator or some other non-ferret animal. Yawn. The ferret looks pretty darn adorable fast asleep on top of that boring book though, doesn’t it?
Now, this isn’t something you see every day… a hound dog sleeping while stretched out between outdoor pots. This photo raises two different theories. First is that the dog used to sleep in just one of those pots when he was a lot smaller. And has simply spread out to put his head in the second pot now that he can’t fit in just one.
The second theory is that the dog knows that things tend to grow in pots, so is hanging out in there hoping that he’ll become a giant that can intimidate other neighborhood dogs. He’s probably not helping those flowers he’s completely smashed though.
It looks like this small dog might have gotten a little too settled into his latest Netflix binge and just fallen asleep. Lots of people drift off in front of the television. What makes this sleeping dog photo unique is the way that he’s bridging the gap between the sofa and the table, with his body on the couch and head on the table.
If you look a little closer you can see that his face is right next to an inhaler. Remember people, keep all of your prescriptions away from your kids (whether they’re the furry kind or not).
This is about as bare-bones as it gets when it comes to napping: simply lie down on the nearest hard floor and zonk out. Preferably with your paws held straight up in the air. That’s exactly what this bunny rabbit has done… no bed, no grass, no blankie needed for this sleeping professional. Hey, they say it’s good for the spine to sleep on a hard surface.
And a rabbit should know about this since a healthy spine is very important when you spend your waking hours hopping around. Maybe we should all take a cue from this wise bunny.
They say that curiosity killed the cat. It only put the cat to sleep in this case (thank goodness). This photo of a cat that fell asleep while looking out the window, probably bird watching, is completely hilarious. You know this guy’s owner placed the kitty condo right by the window for this very reason, and it looks like a pretty relaxing place to take a snooze.
In fact, it looks just like the position you’re supposed to be in to get a massage. Perhaps there’s a masseuse on the way to further relax this sleepy kitty.
Porcupines are nocturnal, which means they’re more active at night. So during the day is when they’re likely to try and get some sleep. This prickly fellow passed out while stretched out on a tree trunk, high up in the air. It might seem like a weird place to snooze, but porcupines apparently prefer sleeping in trees, especially on hot summer days. He’s picked a perfect spot, too, since it’s nice and shaded.
Being high up in the trees will make it harder for predators to get him. Porcupine predators include wolves, bears, coyotes, and great horned owls. I would not want to end up on the losing end of a fight with a porcupine!
When you’re the king of the jungle, pretty much no one is going to try and mess with you. That explains why this lion has allowed himself to fall asleep in such a hilarious position. How absolutely un-regal of him! He’s fully splayed out on his back, with his legs sticking up into the air resting on the wall behind him.
He sure looks relaxed, at least. So relaxed we wouldn’t be surprised if he starts drooling soon. If that happened, I could picture some brave animals teasing him for it, king of the jungle or not.
You might not believe it, but this cute little squirrel is sleeping in a bowl of ice. That’s right – ice, the really cold stuff that we use to keep our drinks cold. And it looks like the squirrel is in absolute bliss. It turns out that this photo was taken in Oklahoma. The state experienced a severe heat wave, and one local woman felt bad for all the squirrels who were suffering through it.
So she began leaving bowls and cups of ice out for them so they could cool off. The squirrel in this picture was so grateful that he completely passed out while he was cooling himself off.
This is one of the most unlikely places to fall asleep: on top of a sheep’s back. But that’s exactly what happened to this sheepdog! She looks completely content to snooze on the backs of the sheep she is supposed to be herding. I guess this means that she was asleep on the job.
Hopefully she doesn’t get a demerit for her innocent little nap and is allowed to keep her sheepherding gig! It would sure be a shame to get into any major trouble for doing something that’s so darn cute.
Well, if this sleeping beauty doesn’t take the cake. The raccoon here, we’ll call him Rocky, is just about the cutest napper alive. Even if you take away the adorable pink tongue sticking out, there are so many other terrific things about this picture.
For starters, Rocky is wearing a tiny t-shirt and is sleeping in a bed. Second, Rocky’s pillowcase is totally awesome and we want the same one! Also, Rocky appears to be an architect (the best profession for a raccoon to get into) based on the scale model of a building he’s sleeping in front of.
There’s a whole lot of “what?” going on in this scene. I guess these cats went to Japan to take a nap. One chose to lie on a wooden table and the other is trying to fall asleep while draped on top of a watermelon. I have no clue why a cat would choose to hang on a piece of fruit like that, but it actually looks like it’s pretty comfortable.
Maybe the watermelon cat will fall asleep soon like his lucky little friend already has. Wonder what kind of dreams you might have when you sleep on a watermelon?
Now, this is something most of us don’t see every day! This giraffe really doesn’t look too comfortable, does he? With that looooong neck, it’s probably pretty hard to find a comfy position to sleep in. That’s a part of the reason that giraffes in the wild don’t sleep much. In fact, they only need about half an hour a day of sleep!
Their necks also make them extra vulnerable to predators which is another reason they don’t sleep a lot. Adult giraffes even sleep standing up at times, in order to get away quickly if danger approaches while they’re trying to catch some zzzzs.
Most dogs absolutely love to walk. Both of my dogs completely freak out when I get my special “walking hat” out, and continue to bounce around until they’re leashed up and out the door. This dog seems to have a much different attitude about walking. He’s apparently so bored by the activity that he passed out right in the middle of his daily walk.
The expression on the woman’s face appears to say that she’s dealt with this exact situation before. I think it might be time for her to find a new running and/or walking partner! Leave this guy at home next time.
At first glance you might assume that this little hedgehog might be kind of uncomfortable. After all, she’s sleeping directly in a bed of razor-sharp cacti. But wait, the hedgehog herself is completely covered with prickles. Her quills even make her look a lot like a cactus.
Come to think of it, this might be the safest place ever for a hedgehog to completely relax and veg out. No one is going to mess with her when she’s surrounded by a bed of sharp prickles! That is one clever little hedgehog right there!
Here it appears that there’s a bird taking a nap while wearing a sweater and a jacket. Not quite. The Reddit user who submitted this photo wrote, “This is Ender, my conure.” She went on to say that Ender prefers to sleep while nestled into her chest. So it’s not really the bird wearing those clothes, he’s simply resting against his owner. It sure looks warm and comfortable in there, doesn’t it?
By the way, if you’ve never heard of a conure, you are not alone. Wikipedia says that they are a “group of small to medium-sized parrots… found in the Western Hemisphere.” Hey, you learned something new today!
How many of you fall asleep easily when you’re watching a movie? It can be easy to zonk out when you’re curled up in your favorite spot on the couch with a favorite movie playing in the background. This kitty seems to have gotten it wrong here, though. Instead of watching the movies while nestled on the sofa, he’s just passed out right on the DVD rack.
That doesn’t even look comfortable but as we’ve seen, comfort while sleeping apparently doesn’t seem to matter to lots of animals. “Just pass out anywhere you want” is an apt motto for the animals in this gallery.
This is pretty darn cute. The tiny puppy is so small that she can fit right into her owner’s tennis shoe. It looks like she’s comfortable and that the shoe is giving her all the neck and shoulder support she needs for good posture – something I’m sure the dog is majorly concerned about.
One other note about this sleepy scene… it’s a good thing those shoes look brand new or the odors coming from them could probably totally knock her out. Especially if the person who owns them is an avid runner. P-U!
Awww. Check out this mother otter and her baby swimming along. More accurately, the mom is swimming while the baby (called a pup) simply hitches a ride on her belly and begins to peacefully snooze. This scene is really not all that uncommon, as otters do tend to spend quite a lot of their time in the water and a mother is likely to carry her children while they’re this young.
Either way, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t fall asleep while riding on top of someone who was swimming down the river. Lucky little otter.