Sleep is important for our general well-being. Not getting enough sleep puts you at risk of serious health issues, impaired performance on activities that are attention intensive, and increased distractibility. Sleep deprivation can also cause a decline in memory and lower productivity at work.
However, although sleep is vital, it doesn’t mean that you can doze off anywhere and any way you like. You should also consider your comfort and safety as well as what others might think about you.
Here is a collection of photos that show people sleeping in the most awkward and unsafe positions and places.
1. In control
We all know that going to school isn’t easy. At times, you may need to spend long hours to study for exams. You may even lose sleep because of it. Despite the pressure of school, this student has everything under control and he’s doing a really good but awkward job.
2. Whenever, wherever
As a student, you need to take advantage of every free time you get. Take this girl as an example. She managed to squeeze in a nap at uni.
3. No control
This is what happens when you sleep on the train. Before you know it, you’re already on the floor.
4. When you’re drunk
When your parents were warning you about going home drunk, they’re probably worried you might end up like this woman. She had so much alcohol that she tried to enter her house through the cat door and slept halfway through.
5. That cat
When you’re sleeping over a friend’s house, you need to be respectful of everyone in his home. This guy was kind enough to sleep on the floor so that the homeowner’s cat can sleep on the couch.
6. No words
This guy looks like he’s about to break his neck soon. It hurts just to look at.
7. Under the table
This man has some serious skills when it comes to finding a good sleeping position at work. You’ll never find him unless you look under the table.
This woman takes a nap like she’s posing for a magazine. It’s also possible that she thinks she’s a cat.
9. Beneath the paper
Putting a magazine on your face while you sleep is good for two reasons. One, it will protect your eyes from the sunlight and two, it’ll scare anyone who tries to wake you up.
10. With his eyes open
Even though you go to work with someone and you spend several hours with him at work, it doesn’t mean that you know everything about him. Imagine this person’s surprise when he found out his co-worker sleeps with his eyes open. Honestly, it’s quite creepy.
11. She’s not impressed.
This man kept asking his wife why she doesn’t want to sleep next to him. This photo should be enough to explain everything.
12. Level: Expert
What do you do when you want to sleep at the airport but there are armrests in between chairs? You use one of your bags to balance yourself between two chairs. See the photo to see how it’s done.
13. Good luck with that arm.
This man is bound to wake up with a dead arm with pins and needles. I’m pretty sure he won’t wake up as fabulous as the way he’s sleeping.
This guy has the most dangerous sleeping position of them all. It looks like he’s going to lose his head if he wakes up the wrong way.
15. Like a cupid
If anyone can get this man two tiny wings and a bow, he’d certainly pass as a love cupid. He could pass as a ballerina, too.
16. The entire bed
Good thing this person sleeps alone. With her arms and legs positioned like the Swastika sign, it’ll be hard for another person to fit in.
17. When it’s bright
It’s generally hard to sleep with the sun shining bright on your eyes. This man has a solution for that.
18. Taking a break
Who would have thought that those large boxes make an awesome spot to sleep in? Just look at how comfortable that man is. He’s probably sleeping there for hours already.
How can anyone sleep with one leg above her head? More importantly, where is her other leg? It’s hard to believe she’s human at all.
20. That book
To anyone who’s worried about this grandma. she’s completely fine. The book she’s reading suggests that.
21. Starting young
There’s nothing wrong with letting kids start working on their flexibility at a young age. I’m not sure if this sleeping position is a part of this kid’s training for that.
22. The human cocoon
This guy looks like he’s about to transform into a really beautiful butterfly. That cat, on the other hand, is just acting like most cats. It clearly doesn’t care how weird its human looks.
23. Quite effective
This woman has just started reading that book and it seems to be working quite well. She fell asleep even before she got home to her bed.
24. The nap master
You really can’t do anything once the need to sleep kicks in. You just have to be prepared to find a nice and comfortable spot to sleep in. Take it from the nap master and his bass case.
25. It helped.
This kid thought that putting that sticker on her grandma’s eyes was a great idea. I think it’s awesome.
26. When you have really good friends
This is one good reason why you should never sleep around your friends. Although they have your back, they’re likely to make fun of you first.
27. The tourists
Considering the cost of tours like this, it’s safe to say that this is one expensive nap. I hope they got a really nice sleep throughout the boat ride.
28. The supportive co-workers
This guy is so lucky to have such co-workers. They are completely behind him in everything he does, including sleeping.
29. Weird but adorable
They say cows are just like big dogs. Well, this photo makes it hard to argue with that.
30. With the cats
This is both weird and adorable. Despite the big space available, these 4 chose to sleep close together.
This man wasn’t just sleeping in an awkward position, but it’s quite dangerous, too. Even robbers will feel nervous to see him sleep that way.
32. That nose
I don’t know if it’s his nose or his hand that’s keeping him from falling off of his seat. Based on how his head is leading into that metal tube, I’m going to bet that it’s his nose.
33. At the airport
It’s hard to say if this person is a genius or he’s just being rude. That seat was designed that way to prevent people from sleeping on it and yet, he still used it as a bed.
34. To sleep or to eat?
After coming home drunk, she got a little bit hungry. When her boyfriend came back, he found her sleeping with chips on her mouth.
35. Just trying to sleep
When you’re trying to sleep, you need to find a position you’re comfortable sleeping in. For this man, it’s kneeling towards his seat.
36. The clever student
The person who took this photo is a teacher. During exam week, one of his students pulled out a pillow from his backpack. Did he get mad? Well, no. He was actually impressed.
37. How is this comfortable?
She said she was comfortable sleeping in that position. Her boyfriend’s not buying it and neither do I.
38. When you don’t care
I actually feel jealous of this woman. I mean, not every person can sleep anywhere like that.
39. The funny sleeper
This man has an interesting way of sleeping. He looks like he’s thinking hard but in reality, he’s already dozing off.
40. The candid shot
Never ask your partner to take more candid shots of you. This is what you might end up with.