Hilarious pictures prove that cats will sleep anywhere

From the kitten who fell asleep in a boot to the cat who took a nap in a wok - felines really will sleep anywhere. Hilarious snaps shared online show cats having a snooze in the strangest places.

All pet owners know the pain of splashing out on an expensive cat bed... only to find that their furry friend prefers the comfort of a cardboard box.

And these hilarious new pictures shared online prove that cats really will sleep anywhere, with some of the most uncomfortable looking places apparently among the most desirable.

One kitten was so tiny it managed to curl up inside its owner's pocket, and promptly fell asleep in her snug 'bed'. 

Proving it's not just kittens who can't resist a cat nap, a large white cat is seen after cramming itself into a box to catch some Zs. 

Looking more like an alley cat than a pampered house pet, one ginger moggy even bedded down for the night inside a bin.

Below Femail reveals some of the most bizarre places cats have set up camp for the night.

Pocket sized! This tiny kitten looked very comfortable as she fell asleep in her owner's shirt pocket

Pocket sized! This tiny kitten looked very comfortable as she fell asleep in her owner's shirt pocket

A woky night's sleep! This cozy cat managed to make a bed out of a kitchen essential

A woky night's sleep! This cozy cat managed to make a bed out of a kitchen essential

Far from Ugg-ly! This cat looked very cozy as she fell asleep in a sheepskin boot

Far from Ugg-ly! This cat looked very cozy as she fell asleep in a sheepskin boot

Bin sleeping! Finding the most peculiar space of all, this cat had a nap at the bottom of a bin

Bin sleeping! Finding the most peculiar space of all, this cat had a nap at the bottom of a bin

A tight squeeze! This fluffy cat managed to fit inside a small cardboard box for his nap

A tight squeeze! This fluffy cat managed to fit inside a small cardboard box for his nap

Bowled over! An adorable little grey kitten managed to fit inside a bowl for his snooze

Bowled over! An adorable little grey kitten managed to fit inside a bowl for his snooze

How'd he get in there? This poor kitty looked like he'd made a huge mistake as he appeared to be stuck inside a cardboard box

How'd he get in there? This poor kitty looked like he'd made a huge mistake as he appeared to be stuck inside a cardboard box

Feline footwear! After squeezing himself into a shoe rack, this cat didn't look very comfortable

Feline footwear! After squeezing himself into a shoe rack, this cat didn't look very comfortable

That's got to hurt! Somehow this cat managed to squeeze herself inside a vase and didn't look pleased with herself afterwards

That's got to hurt! Somehow this cat managed to squeeze herself inside a vase and didn't look pleased with herself afterwards

A strange salad topping! This cat's owners will have to throw out their food after they found their cat sleeping inside it

A strange salad topping! This cat's owners will have to throw out their food after they found their cat sleeping inside it

Not a perfect fit! This cat looked grumpy with the bed he'd chosen for his catnap

Not a perfect fit! This cat looked grumpy with the bed he'd chosen for his catnap

Not the comfiest of pillows! This ginger cat didn't quite fit inside this tiny cardboard box

Not the comfiest of pillows! This ginger cat didn't quite fit inside this tiny cardboard box