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Someone asked me if the brothers were polite sleepers around each other and IT'S NOT LIKE I SPEND A LOT OF TIME THINKING ABOUT THAT KIND OF THING so here we go haha

Papyrus barely sleeps, and when he does he doesn’t sleep for very long or very deeply. He always has a ton of energy and a million things he feels like he could be doing instead, so he’s an extremely light sleeper who tosses and turns a lot and will wake up at the slightest thing, and then he can’t get back to sleep so he’ll spring up and get to work on something. In a Handplates context that restlessness is also has an undercurrent of baseless anxiety to it where he never really feels quite safe or secure anywhere and he also tends to have a lot of nightmares which doesn’t help. It’s hard for Papyrus to find a reason to even try to sleep when he could do something cool instead.

Sans instead will sleep for too long, going through phases where he’ll wake up in bed, not really see a point in getting up out of bed, and then drift back to sleep for another eight hours. Left to his own devices, there’s not a lot that he’ll feel like he HAS to get up and do, and if he does have something planned, he may put it off until the next day and sleep some more. He doesn’t move around very much while he’s sleeping, although his dreams don’t tend to be a lot of fun (particularly in a Handplates context), so I don’t know if I’d say he sleeps deeply exactly.

When they happen to sleep in the same place at the same time though, their habits can actually cancel each other out. Sans usually sleeps on top of Papyrus, which weighs him down and makes it so he can’t toss or turn as much and he sleeps more deeply and longer. Even so, Papyrus can’t stay asleep forever, so his natural restlessness makes sure that Sans can’t stay asleep for too long either, since when he wakes up, he forces Sans to wake up with him. If they’re settled well they can sleep pretty peacefully. In a Handplates context sleeping that way feels the most natural to them (and they have no idea why someone else might think it’s weird), and it makes dreamsharing very easy, although they do at times sleep apart. Sans also helps try to make sure Papyrus gets enough sleep by setting up bed routines (like stories) and Papyrus tries to keep Sans from oversleeping by dragging him off to work each day. They can sometimes kick and annoy each other though like anyone does, haha.

I also did two comics about this kind of thing before (of course I did) where Sans falls asleep when Papyrus picks him up cause he feels safe, and one where Papyrus falls asleep when Sans is nearby cause he knows he's safe. LOOK I KNOW WHAT I'M ABOUT OKAY

Flag of Hungary by EmilyStor3 Hungarian translation!

Sans and Papyrus (c) Undertale: just roll him off your back

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:iconryn3nity:
RYN3NITY Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
I absolutely love when characters are this close together, when they interact and touch and feel safe around the other...! A hug or just touching shoulders while watching TV... I don't know, but it makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy, It's so cute < 3
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OlivetheKhajiit Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
honestly, this is how me and my friends sleep
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:iconajzephyros:
AJZephyros Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Perfect
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:icongaba0700:
Gaba0700 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  New Deviant
It's good to have someone who can drive away our nightmares <3
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:iconpotatoarecool:
Potatoarecool Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018
I can confirm that this is fairly accurate to having a brother IRL.
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sum18mymuffin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how thought-out this is! They both force each other to rest/wake just to keep their sleep cycles normal and because it makes them feel safe. I 11/10 support this.
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PurpleGirlMangle Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
So cuuuuute I'mma die out of this cuteness x_x *dies of cuteness* 
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:iconstoryblankskeleton:
StoryBlankSkeleton Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol adorable.
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:iconamynchan:
AmyNChan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Great.  *^_^*
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:iconidigipaint2003:
iDigiPaint2003 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o  o  f
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:iconsum18mymuffin:
sum18mymuffin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Major OOF
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:icontheawesomejodi:
TheAwesomeJodi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018
This was another reason to draw them sleeping on each other again wasn't it?

(Not that I blame you, I like these too ^__^)
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:iconkattys2010:
Kattys2010 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  New Deviant
"SANS'S SHIRT" is the best :D
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:iconthepurplesuitcase:
ThePurpleSuitcase Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay for sleeping all piled in a heap!  I sleep better snuggled, so to me it's really comforting and familiar, not weird at all.  I do have a question, though - who's the blanket stealer? (my guess is Sans...)  
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bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Student Writer
Oversleeping because of a lack of deep sleep is pretty common. I had the same issues growing up with undiagnosed sleep apnea.
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:iconmuffinbomb97:
muffinbomb97 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018
Zarlesworth, what is your opinion on the surprise toby is going to reveal on halloween? sequel time?
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:iconcosplaykitty05:
CosplayKitty05 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, that's a cute concept
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:iconkatonlywatching:
KatOnlyWatching Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  New Deviant
Soooooo adorable >///<
Papyrus feels his sans crawling on his back uwu
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:iconryn3nity:
RYN3NITY Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
XD I see whatchu did  9w9
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:iconalexazoe:
AlexaZoe Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Student Filmographer
Awwww I wanna Cuddle Like that with My Cousin Kyla!
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:iconilovecartoonsgirl:
ilovecartoonsgirl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
This is too cute, especially with the context
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:iconopfreak34:
OPFreak34 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
As someone who enjoys having a slight amount of weight on my back when I lie down I really feel Papyrus in this
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:iconwulfyiscool:
WulfyIsCool Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Saaame! oAo
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:iconbtwimamermaidd:
BTWimamermaidd Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Student General Artist
You feel your SANS crawling down your back 😝👌👌
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:iconokami-norino:
Okami-Norino Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Student General Artist
cute
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:iconbreannabr:
breannabr Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
Aww, so cute <3
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:iconthewiseguy01:
TheWiseGuy01 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
…...is it weird that I'm a guy and I think this is cute?
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:iconsnowphire1:
SnowPhire1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
*no it's fucking adorable you're right
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:iconladybrendana:
ladybrendana Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
They look so sweet together
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:iconxxinvader18xx:
Xxinvader18Xx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Student Artist
Awww why stop there
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:iconkarma101akabane:
Karma101Akabane Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist
haha that works
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:iconredatomisk:
Redatomisk Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
This is cuter than some kittens 💜
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:icongunther1077:
gunther1077 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist
O O F
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:iconbluejaysymphony:
BluejaySymphony Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this.
The whole thing.
all of it
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:iconwatand1:
Watand1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
ahhhhh i need more of sans and papy sleeping ahhhhh
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:icondarlaimerner:
Darlaimerner Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
when ur way too tired to get your cat off so u just
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:icondasstanzy:
DasStanzy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
I guess Papyrus feels his..SANS crawling on his back

...I'll see myself out now
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:icond-beyond:
D-Beyond Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
sans would be proud. feel yourself pat on the back
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:iconundertaleausrock:
UndertaleAUsRock Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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:iconabysaldrag0nfish:
AbysalDrag0nfish Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet :3
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:iconrisa05:
risa05 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  New Deviant
Now that is some brotherly love
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:iconamir4z1z:
amir4z1z Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  New Deviant
Max: No gust to eat food.
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:icongaba0700:
Gaba0700 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  New Deviant
It's so fricking cute 💕
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:iconlittlenightdrawer:
LittleNightDrawer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
j'aime beaucoup!!
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:iconkdrewm:
KDrewM Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwdorkable!
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:iconfaeths:
FaethS Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
*gives them a big blanket to cover them with*
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:iconfrenchbeefhonhon:
frenchbeefhonhon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  New Deviant Professional Artist
sans undertale

thanks :')
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:iconr3ddish:
r3ddish Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  New Deviant
You hurt my soul
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:iconkittywarlord:
KittyWarlord Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oof ouch owie my bones
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ryanthecomic0 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oof
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