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40 of the Cutest Photos of Kittens Sleeping

These funny cat photos from readers prove that a cat nap can happen just about anywhere. Here are some of the cutest submissions.

White Persian Cat lying on backStefka Pavlova/Getty Images

This cat who just wants some shut-eye

“I don’t even like to sleep—I feel as if there’s too much to do.” —James Franco. Don’t miss these things you never knew about your cat.

This cat will sleep anywhere

sleepy catSharmila Lobind/EyeEm/Getty Images“I would rather sleep in a bathroom than in another hotel.” —Billy Wilder

A ginger cat asleep across a keyboardElizabeth Livermore/Getty Images

This cat wants to multitask

“I say, you work eight hours, and you sleep eight hours—be sure they’re not the same eight hours.” —T. Boone Pickens. Have a cat lover in your life? They’ll love these feline-favorite gifts.

This cat couldn’t make it to the bed

British Short hair cat sleeping on couch with squashed faceCarlos G. Lopez/Getty Images

“Don’t think that because you haven’t heard from me for a while that I went to sleep. I am still here, like a spirit roaming the night. Thirsty, hungry, seldom stopping to rest.” —Spike Lee

This cat likes a sturdy bed

High Angle View Of Cat Sleeping On Bed At HomeDaniel Levick / EyeEm/Getty Images“If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.” —Henny Youngman

This cat is so comfy

Cat sleeping on groundWaitforlight/Getty Images

“When I’m alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument.” —Zsa Zsa Gabor. These cat adoption photos will melt your heart.

These cats know sharing is caring

Mikael Tranbom/Getty Images“The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.” —W.C. Fields

This cat likes a small bed

Masaya Yoshimura/Getty Images“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” —Anthony Burgess. This is the real reason why your cat meows.

Close-Up Of Cat Lying On FloorEliana Halloun / EyeEm/Getty Images

These cats are dancing in their sleep

“It’s easy to sleep floating around—it’s very comfortable. But you have to be careful that you don’t float into somebody or something!” —Sally Ride

This cat doesn’t discriminate when it comes to cuddling

Beagle dog and moggie cat having a cuddleKERRYWHO/Getty Images

“The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep.” —Woody Allen. Did you know that these 14 commonly held facts about cats are actually false?

Thai cat sleeping on the floor in the morning at homePakin Songmor/Getty Images

This cat just wants some sleep and sun

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” —Ernest Hemingway

Cat sleeping in an empty birdbathCourtesy Carole Modlin

This cat wants some fresh air and a nap

“I love sleep; it’s my favorite.” —Kanye West. Here are cats with better jobs than you.

Striped cat sleeping on the floorCourtesy Gail Brevard

This cat knows how to get comfortable

“Forgive me if I sleep until I wake up.” —Charles Olson

Cat sleeping on blue blanketCourtesy Kathleen Anzalone

This cat had a long day at the office

“I train, eat, sleep, and repeat.” —Khabib Nurmagomedov Find out more about your cat with these purr-fectly fascinating cat facts.

Two cats sleeping on a blue blanketCourtesy Amy Cisneros

These cats know cuddling is the best part of napping

“When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.” —Tom Hodgkinson

Two cats sleeping in a heart positionCourtesy Aly Cohen

These cats love sleeping

“No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.” —Carrie Snow. Next, check out these mistakes cat owners should never make.


This cat was so sleepy she fell asleep on an apple

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” —Thomas Dekker

Lovely kitten on sleepingWaitforlight/Getty Images

This adorable little guy is all tucked in

“Sleep is the best meditation.” —Dalai Lama Here are ways your cat secretly shows affection.

Kitten on lapFjola Dogg Thorvalds/Getty Images

This little baby is happily being lulled to sleep

“Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.” —Mahatma Gandhi

Carefree Kitten, Sleeping Kitten, Bengal Kitten SleepingJena Ardell/Getty Images

This sleepy cat is not afraid of falling down

“Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep.” —Mesut Barazany. These cat breeds make the cutest kittens.

Sleeping KittensAkimasa Harada/Getty Images

This sleepy due love snoozing together

“A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” —Leonardo da Vinci

Gatito durmiendoC.Aranega/Getty Images

This gray cat looks so peaceful

“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” —E. Joseph Cossman. P.S. Here’s what your cat actually wants from you.

Kitten Snuggling in Knitted BlanketBernine/Getty Images

This little baby is the cutest sleepy guy out there

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” —John Steinbeck 

Portrait of tabby cat sleeping on the backrest of a couchWestend61/Getty Images

This orange guy is about to fall asleep

“No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.” —Carrie Snow. Cats don’t only like sleeping—they also love traveling.

Sleeping cute kitten with smileoxygen/Getty Images

This fluffy kitten has the cutest smile when sleeping

“True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment, and refreshment.” —William Penn

High Angle View Of Young Man With Kitten Sleeping On Bed At HomeYuki Cheung / EyeEm/Getty Images

This spotted little baby loves sleeping with her human

“There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.” —Edward Lucas

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This cat is color-coordinated as she sleeps

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” —Homer. Check out what the noises your cat makes means.

Close-Up Of Cat Relaxing At HomeMeredith Work / EyeEm/Getty Images

This little guy is so sleepy he fell asleep on a chair’s legs

“The minute anyone’s getting anxious I say, ‘You must eat and you must sleep.’ They’re the two vital elements for a healthy life.” —Francesca Annis

kitten sleepingGK Hart/Vikki Hart/Getty Images

This adorable baby loves sleeping on a blanket

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” —Irish proverb. Make sure you also check out these adorable cat and dog photos.

Sleeping kittensharpazo_hope/Getty Images

These cute friends love cuddling together

“Many things—such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly—are done worst when we try hardest to do them.” —C.S. Lewis

Close-Up Of Kitten Sleeping On BedSarah Swinford / EyeEm/Getty Images

This black and white baby is the most adorable sleeping cat around

“Anyone can escape into sleep. We are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.” —Emile M. Cioran. These cat memes will also make you smile.

New KittenTanya Little/Getty Images

This little guy is knocked out cold

“Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.” —Heraclitus

Cozy homemartin-dm/Getty Images

This little baby is asleep on her human’s shoulder

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” —Benjamin Franklin

Close up of a Ragdoll Kitten's Whiskers and Paws as He Sleeps, Blue ColorpointCyndi Monaghan/Getty Images

This silver baby loves sleeping in a ball

“End the day with gratitude. There is someone, somewhere that has less than you.” —Zig Ziglar

Directly Above Shot Of Kittens Sleeping On Bed At HomeCleopatra Gomez / EyeEm/Getty Images

These twin babies are all snuggled up

“Happiness consists of getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more.” —Robert A. Heinlein

All Sleep. I Watch.chockolina (Svetlana Simeonova)/Getty Images

This kitten puddle is the cutest thing ever

“There are twelve hours in the day, and above fifty in the night.” —Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

Naptime for a siamese kittenPaula Daniëlse/Getty Images

This cute Siamese kitten is ready for her nap

“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.” —Charlotte Brontë

Overhead view of a Scottish shorthair kitten sleeping in a basketmariannehope/Getty Images

This Scottish shorthair loves sleeping in a basket

“The only time I have problems is when I sleep.” —Tupac Shakur. If you’ve been wondering, here’s what catnip does to cats.

High Angle View Of Kittens Sleeping On BedPanuwat Chonvirojsakun / EyeEm/Getty Images

These perfectly-posed sleeping kittens look adorable

“Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night… without the satisfaction.” —Lynn Johnston

Highland Lynx Kittenlisegagne/Getty Images

This little guy is using toilet paper as a blanket

“The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.” — Leonard Cohen. Next, check out these 25 funny photos of cats “working from home”.

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