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Cat: What about naps? I'm a cat: I need some naps. If I don't nap nine or ten times a day, I don't have enough energy for my main snooze.
Red Dwarf, "Queeg"

This trope describes a character that just loves sleeping. They frequently take naps and may outright consider sleeping to be an art or hobby.

Often they will take their going to sleep routine very seriously because for them, it's a ritual. What they eat and drink before going to bed is important — a glass of warm milk is common. They are likely to wear a nice pyjamas and perhaps even a night cap. They will pay attention to the place where they sleep: a nice couch at the office will do just fine, but at home they will have a good bed with fluffy pillows, a nice comforter and clean, freshly washed sheets. A sweet pet bed is a variant for animals. They will often beg for Five More Minutes when woken up or violently attack the awaker.

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The reasons for this vary: They might really dislike active lifestyle and action-oriented hobbies. They can be fond of vivid dreams and extra adventures and memories they provide. They might be aware that lack of sleep will make them cranky and annoying. Perhaps they just love how fresh and alert they feel when they wake up after a really good night's sleep. It might help them to focus. Or they can be simply too lazy for other hobbies and interests. They might be The Sleepless who really longs to sleep.

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, whether they want to or not), An Odd Place to Sleep (falling asleep in at almost any place), and Not a Morning Person (people who dislike waking up and morning routines).

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    Anime & Manga 
  • Leji, the school teacher from Haré+Guu, typically tries to make the school days revolve around naps. His name is a Meaningful Name as it sounds like the Japanese pronunciation of "Lazy".
  • Rukawa from Slam Dunk declares sleeping to be his hobby.
  • This is the premise of Saeki-san wa Nemutteru. Class rep Saeki loves to sleep, which stems from many happy memories of taking naps with her father as a child. She will constantly try to find ways to sneak naps during the day to the point of having worked out which teachers it's easy to get away with sleeping in class with. Male lead Tokiwa notices her in the first chapter using an eraser and ruler stuffed down her shirt to prop her head up so it doesn't droop and give her away. It's a Running Gag that the idea of simply not sleeping is never a consideration.
  • Kumin of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions isn't only a Sleepyhead; she intends to establish a Japanese School Club for napping as well.
  • The princess from Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle takes this to Idiosyncrazy levels. Everything she does is related to her getting a good night's sleep.

    Comic Strips 
  • Garfield: Garfield is very fond of his catnaps. Sleeping and eating lasagne are his major hobbies.
  • Beetle Bailey. The title character is a private in the U.S. Army. He tries to sleep as late as possible in the morning (regularly having to be dragged out of bed) and tries to nap during the day whenever possible.
  • Peanuts: Snoopy was quite the connoisseur of naps. Best exemplified in one strip where he bemoans "I missed the golden age of radio. I missed the golden age of films. I missed the golden age of movies. I refuse to miss the golden age of sleeping!"
  • Belgian comic Yakari has the beaver Bois-de-Lit (litteraly 'Bedwood'), who tries and sleep on every single surface he finds: a branch, grass, rocks, a pony's back... as soon as he settles somewhere he falls asleep and it takes a lot of yelling to wake him up again.

    Film — Animated 
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    Film — Live-Action 
  • In the Indie hit Mystery Train, Mitsuko explains her deep, abiding love of sleep, adding, "and when I die, I'll never sleep again".

    Literature 
  • 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 linens.
  • 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 Diary of a Wimpy Kid, this applies to all three Heffley brothers:
    • Greg dislikes waking up early and often takes naps in the afternoon to feel rested.
    • Rodrick likes napping even more than Greg and once accidentally napped for a day and a half.
    • Manny hates being woken up from his naps.
  • The Heroes of Olympus has Clovis, son of the god of sleep, Hypnos. He's perpetually sleepy and frequently dozes off. Because of this, he's extremely knowledgeable about the nature of dreams and the gods, attempting to use his powers to restore Jason's missing memories before informing him that they were stolen by the gods rather than suppressed.
  • Sir Simon of The Canterville Ghost is a ghost. It turns out he's The Sleepless who hasn't slept for three hundred years, but he longs to go to sleep and dreamily describes a beautiful garden where he could sleep in peace. Virginia soon realizes he talks about death and eternal sleep.
    Sir Simon: Far away beyond the pine-woods, there is a little garden. There the grass grows long and deep, there are the great white stars of the hemlock flower, there the nightingale sings all night long. All night long he sings, and the cold crystal moon looks down, and the yew-tree spreads out its giant arms over the sleepers.
    Virginia: [whispering] You mean the Garden of Death.
    Sir Simon: Yes, death. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace.
  • The Leader Eldon from The Cold Moons is a badger who loves to eat and sleep. He's a less-than-stellar leader due to his laziness.

    Live-Action Television 
  • The Mentalist: Patrick Jane, the CBI consultant, is really fond of his rather shabby leather couch that he keeps in the sleek-looking office and he loves lying there and taking naps. This half-sleeping, half-lucid state of mind helps him to solve cases.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Detectives Scully and Hitchcock are Those Two Guys, bumbling around the office and waiting the time out until their retirement. Their only skills and interests are eating, sitting and sleeping. They have a special fondness for a rather old couch in their break room and when the precinct gets a new one, they immediately try to make it as shabby (and comfortable) as the old one. They have a secret nap room (soundproof for maximum privacy). Scully can also fall asleep at will while sitting by his desk.
  • Red Dwarf: The Cat, a humanoid creature, the last known member of felix sapiens note . He's known for his fashion sense, good looks and sex appeal, and he loves eating and sleeping — especially in the first and second series. In "Confidence and Paranoia", he's satisfied with his day because he's eaten five times, slept six times, and made a lot of things his. In "Queeg", he claims he has to nap nine or ten times a day, otherwise he won't have enough energy for his main snooze.
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, "Trent": In the song "Buttload of Cats" ("Fuckton of Cats" in the explicit version) about becoming a Crazy Cat Lady, it's mentioned that cats sleep about 16 hours a day.

    Toys 
  • Lalaloopsy: Pillow Featherbed loves sleeping. She always wears a pyjamas and always ends up curled up, falling fast asleep. Her name is based off of her favorite things she possesses and which she can fall asleep on - her nice feathery bed and her comfy pillow.

    Video Games 
  • Lyner Barsett from EXA_PICO considers sleeping to be one of the most enjoyable activities there is.
  • Meitenkun of The King of Fighters XIV belongs to the protagonist Shun'ei's team. He likes to sleep whenever he can, sometimes during fights even. His hobby is "getting back to sleep for the 5th time", and his fighting style is called "Eight Extremities Sleeping Fist". However, he's a surprisingly strong fighter whom Shun'ei struggles to beat every time they spar.
  • Pokémon:
    • Snorlax. It spends much of its time sleeping, being nearly impossible to wake up. It will only wake up on its own to do the one thing it likes to do more than sleeping, and that is eating. Once it's eaten an upwards of 880 lbs of food in one sitting, it promptly goes back to sleep.
    • Komala from Generation VII. It never wakes up, doing everything — like eating, battling, and even breeding — while fast asleep.

     Webcomics 
  • Lillian from Go Get a Roomie! sees sleeping (or dreaming to be precise) as the sole purpose of existence, at least until she meets Roomie and even then Roomie is only able to get through to her after expressing interest in her dreams.

    Western Animation 
  • Brak from The Brak Show. Once he can be heard muttering between snores, "MAN, I love sleeping. I wish I could wake up so I could go back to sleep again."
  • In Martha Speaks, Martha the dog really likes to take naps.
  • Gems in Steven Universe never need to sleep, and so pretty much only do it for recreation. Amethyst enjoys it because she's a hedonistic Sense Freak, while Lapis Lazuli likes to "turn off for a bit".
    Steven: I thought Gems don't need sleep.
    Amethyst: We don't. Feels good though.

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