I feel like my cat tries to pull this BS too.
There's a guy in Thailand named Lomphonten Lomphotan who was having trouble breathing in his sleep. So earlier this year, he set up a camera to record himself through the night to see if it could help him diagnose his problem.
And it did. The footage showed his CAT crawling onto him in the middle of the night . . . and going to sleep on top of his face.
Even though his cat was trying to smother him, he says he sees it as a sign of affection and he's not planning on making the cat stop.