‘Savage’ reason man couldn’t sleep
There's nothing scarier than finding out that there's something in your house trying to kill you.
A Twitter user claimed he was having trouble breathing while he slept, so he set up a camera to see what was going on at night.
What he saw, however, was somehow both adorable and also terrifying - his cat sleeping on his face preventing him from breathing.
"I couldn't breathe when I slept so I installed a camera," Luis Navarro wrote alongside three pictures that show his cat caught in the act.
In the snaps, taken in a sinister black and white, his cat can be seen getting closer to his face until it eventually just sits directly on his face, blocking his nose and mouth. It's unclear if the cat is actively trying to murder him or just getting cozy, but it does look very comfortable in some of the photos.
Twitter users were quick to respond, especially other cat owners. Some shared similar stories.
My cat used to do that to me! I only found out because when I woke up from my recurring dream of suffocating, the fat bastard was sprawled out on my face.— Jamie (@jamie2181) July 22, 2019
I wake up to this most of the time pic.twitter.com/l4qjWuteEh— Hazel Burris (@HazelBBurris) July 22, 2019
While some reasoned the cat was probably trying to kill him.
That cat seems sweet but believe me, he's tryin' to kill you slowly. :)— Carol Ann (@MessyCarolina) July 22, 2019
That cat is trying to suffocate you in your sleep, that’s attempted murder not love— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) July 22, 2019
Another user shared a similar, if only slightly creepier story, writing:
I’ve woken up with my cat nose to nose just staring me dead in the eyes in the middle of the night— j-bug (@juicyjxmin) July 22, 2019
But there were many who had more down to Earth explanations, suggesting exactly why the cat might be exhibiting the clingy behaviour.
Looks like your cat may be trying to stop you from snoring 🤣— rose🌱 (@greeentease) July 22, 2019
They can feel your pulse, it’s calming. Same reason cats want to lay on a person’s chest.— Matt Presnell (@MattPresnell) July 22, 2019
Others called the cat's accidentally dangerous act "savage", "creepy" and even "brutal".
The post has clearly struck a cord with many, as the post has been liked by 1.5 million people and retweeted over 414,000 times.
But one person asked the pressing question many of us still want to know the answer to.
"You needed a camera to tell you an entire being was sitting on your face?"
This article originally appeared on Fox News and was reproduced with permission