a cat nap

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a cat nap

A very brief but restful period of sleep. I'm going to try to squeeze in a cat nap before my next shift starts, or else I'll be feeling sluggish for the entire evening.
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Fortunately David is one of those people who can catnap.
Courageous solo yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur relied on catnaps to help her complete the Vendee Globe.
The best way to understand your manager's reaction is to review your company's policy in this area, as well as review the kinds of problems that can develop as a result of your catnap.
Researchers said more than one in five Britons admitted copying cartoon favourite Homer Simpson by grabbing a crafty catnap.
Those that do make it into work say kipping is high on the agenda with almost half (45%) of workers admitting to a catnap at work after a big night out.
LAPPING IT UP John smiles as one of his "babies" pins him down to feed from bottle FANG CLUB He's dwarfed by two huge beasts PAW THING One sleepy tiger decides to take a catnap.
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Leonardo da Vinci took a 15-minute catnap every four hours and as this was all the sleep he required, he was able to spend the remaining 22 hours of the day designing helicopters and doing his etchings.
Piling up the cushions will also add to the comfort factor - and I love this Catnap Cushion for adding a playful element to an otherwise serious look.
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A catnap, lasting no more than 20 minutes, can relax, recharge and revive you.
Vets scanned his microchip before letting him settle in for a bite to eat and a well-earned catnap.
I've always been a fan of a catnap but nowadays they're getting longer and longer.
Andy's fitness regime includes a two-hour afternoon catnap as well as an early night to get maximum zeds, with the British no.
ISLAMABAD -- German scientists have observed that a short catnap may be enough to improve performance in memory tests.