Too tired! Cute meerkat struggles to stay awake

A MEERKAT has proven once and for all that animals and humans have one indisputable commonality: sleep is definitely the enemy!

Neo the meerkat was caught trying to beat the heavy eyelid blues as his pals snored away the day around him at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, New South Wales.

In footage posted on Facebook, Neo tries valiantly to stay awake and keep watch, resisting the urge to lay down and nod off.

But in the end, no animal is match for The Sandman and Neo eventually crumbles and slips off into a peaceful-looking slumber.

Sweet dreams Neo!