Created By: Kersey475 on July 1, 2011 Last Edited By: Kersey475 on July 17, 2011

Really Likes Their Sleep

A character enjoys sleeping

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This trope describes a character that is fond of sleeping. They frequently take naps and may outright consider sleeping to be an art or hobby and will often beg for Five More Minutes when woken up or violently attack the awaker.

Compare Big Eater who has a similar attitude towards eating and often has this trait. Often overlaps with Heavy Sleeper (hard to wake up), Sleepyhead (dozes off often), and Not a Morning Person (Exactly What It Says on the Tin).

  • Lillian from Go Get a Roomie! sees sleeping (or dreaming to be precise) as the sole purpose of existance, at least until she meets Roomie and even then Roomie is only able to get through to her after expressing interest in her dreams.
  • Lyner Barsett from Ar tonelico considers sleeping ot be one of the most enjoyable activities there is.
  • Garfield is very fond of his catnaps.
  • Rukawa from Slam Dunk declares sleeping to be his hobby.
  • Brak from The Brak Show. Once, he could be heard muttering, "I sure like sleeping. I wish I could wake up so I could go back to sleep again."
  • Leji, the school teacher from Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu, typically tries to make the school days revolve around naps. His name sounds like the Japanese pronunciation of "Lazy".
  • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul: Odin really likes sleeping in the old folks home he's in. When he's not sleeping he's thinking about sleeping, or his bed, or fresh linins.
  • In Harry Turtledove's Ruled Britannia, Diego, the only servant of the Spanish playwright and soldier Lope, finds every excuse to sleep that he can, and seems to consider it his primary hobby.
  • In the Indie hit Mystery Train, Mitsuko explains her deep, abiding love of sleep, adding, "and when I die, I'll never sleep again".
  • Haar from Fire Emblem 9 and 10

Rolling Updates & Up for Grabs, but I will launch this myself when I get Just Launch It Already! or enough hats.

Does anyone think it Needs a Better Title or is the title fine the way it is (I was thinking "Sleepaholic" as an alternate title)?
Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • July 1, 2011
    Koveras
    So, let me get this straight: Sleepyhead = dozes off often; Heavy Sleeper = difficult to awaken; this trope = enjoys sleeping as if it were their favorite hobby?

    If so, Spike would probably fall under Sleepyhead, since it's not obvious that he likes sleep that much rather than having a physical condition or permanent sleep deprivation.

    Here's a proper example, I think:

    • Lillian from Go Get A Roomie sees sleeping (or more precisely, dreaming) as the sole purpose of existence, at least, until she meets Roomie. And Roomie is only able to get through to her after expressing interest in her dreams.
  • July 1, 2011
    CaveCat
    The reason you can't find the launch button is because you've just launched your YKTTW, and a YKTTW has to be on the web for three days before it's ready to be published. When it is, you can find the launch button down at the bottom.
  • July 1, 2011
    ParadiscaCorbasi
  • July 1, 2011
    randomsurfer
    The Long Dark Tea Time Of The Soul: Odin really likes sleeping in the old folks home he's in. When he's not sleeping he's thinking about sleeping, or his bed, or fresh linins.
  • July 1, 2011
    EmbracingShadows
    Rukawa from Slam Dunk actually declares sleeping to be his hobby.
  • July 1, 2011
    Generality
    Brak from The Brak Show. Once, he could be heard muttering, "I sure like sleeping. I wish I could wake up so I could go back to sleep again."
  • July 1, 2011
    BrightBlueInk
    Leji, the school teacher from Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu, typically tries to make the school days revolve around naps. His name sounds like the Japanese pronunciation of "Lazy".
  • July 9, 2011
    Xtifr
    Literature
    • In Harry Turtledove's Ruled Britannia, Diego, the only servant of the Spanish playwright and soldier Lope, finds every excuse to sleep that he can, and seems to consider it his primary hobby.

    Live Action Film
    • In the Indie hit Mystery Train, Mitsuko explains her deep, abiding love of sleep, adding, "and when I die, I'll never sleep again".
  • July 10, 2011
    Octagon8
    Why do I read the word "sleep" in the title as "sheep" every time I browse through the YKTTW?
  • July 11, 2011
    Frank75
  • July 11, 2011
    randomsurfer
    Is there a reason (apart from "nobody thought of him yet") why Sleepy the Dwarf hasn't been mentioned?
  • July 12, 2011
    StGermain
    Let's not forget the Dormouse from Alice in Wonderland. This is the case, to my knowledge, in the original story, the 1999 movie version, and Sy Fy's Alice.
  • July 12, 2011
    deuxhero
  • July 13, 2011
    Shnakepup
    Crono from Crono Trigger is often shown napping in the supplementary material and art.
  • July 15, 2011
    neoYTPism
    Real life: Cats.
  • July 15, 2011
    StFan
    There could be lots of overlap with Not A Morning Person too.

    Anyway: Ed from Cowboy Bebop is seen sleeping very often, about anywhere on the ship, including sometimes the hard floor, or taking advantage of zero-G to nap.
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