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Synonyms for catnap

a brief sleep

to sleep for a brief period

Synonyms for catnap

sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)

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She has little catnaps of around twenty minutes, one in the morning and one at night.
You try sharing a delicious, summer fantasy of deck chairs and books and catnaps and G and Ts with a handful of sparrows and a cotoneaster.
As in the wild, tigers in captivity spend much time taking catnaps.
Even in the horrible conditions on the way to Gibraltar, or the unexpected discomfort of the Red Sea, it was always possible to catch a few catnaps, if not a decent period of sleep.
Hes had to make several navigational adjustments, so hes only been able to catch catnaps.
Not too long ago, I read that catnaps at work were being endorsed by a group called The Better Sleep Council.
However, to lessen the symptoms of jet lag, it is best to only take catnaps on long flights, as one should frequently drink nonalcoholic fluids to combat the excessive dryness inside the plane and also should walk occasionally around the cabin to lessen body fatigue and stimulate the circulation.
A long 19-inch-high built-in bench on one wall of the sunroom has a 4-inch foam pad that makes it a great spot for sunny catnaps.
catnaps, says Hartse, that's usually not a problem.
Although billed as the ultimate exercise in sleep deprivation, the producers did allow the competitors occasional catnaps.
Zoo guests can watch the brother and sister pair investigate every inch of their nursery exhibit -- mastering their coordination and jumping ability, chasing and rumbling with each other, and of course, catching a few catnaps.
She sleeps wired to a heart monitor equipped with an alarm buzzer and three-year-old Pooky catnaps on her headboard.
I get catnaps and then when I'm really exhausted, I crash out for a good long while and carry on.
After 72 hours of battling the Southland's worst wildfires in a decade - catching catnaps on freeways and taking handouts from appreciative homeowners - exhausted fire crews finally got some rest Tuesday.
She has been taking catnaps through the day and then waking up and weeping.