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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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As for catnaps, this is an occupational hazard common among all who work in transportation industry such as railways, aviation, truckers, air traffic controllers and merchant navy.
Other than that, he took catnaps and ran the equivalent of three marathons each day.
He ate a dinner of scraps at a different house every night and spent his days enjoying catnaps in the sun.
Even the shortest of catnaps may be enough to improve performance in memory tests, say German scientists.
They are believed to take short "catnaps" between bouts of flapping
"Kittens growing into cats / Strong and nimble acrobats / Chasing mice and rats away, / Taking catnaps through the day." A wonderful read-aloud book for young cat lovers.
His catnaps came to a head when he dropped off during a talk by local youngsters about their charity work in Romania.
Although they may catch catnaps when they're not needed at a bedside, these interns develop fatigue that can pose risks to them and to their patients.
E.) Well, you don't sleep but maybe 1-2 hours a day, and it's mostly 15 minute catnaps. You suffer from sleep deprivation in the strongest sense of the term.
Pillow Tux Evening wear with an inflatable pillow in the collar, for catnaps as the ceremony drags into the wee hours.
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.
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.
She sniffs each one, nurses a few at a time, plays with them and catnaps before leaving to hunt again.
"Hes had to make several navigational adjustments, so hes only been able to catch catnaps."