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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They often take catnaps near the waterfall in the Zoo's tiger exhibit.
IT was the catnap to beat all catnaps when Toots the tabby settled down to grab 40 winks in a chest of drawers - and slept for eight days.
It's wise to avoid standing or sitting for long periods, catnaps during the day and heavy meals before bedtime.
She's a beautiful flight attendant whose regular appearances brighten his days which consist of catnaps between arrivals, washing himself and his clothes in the toilets, and trying to arrange his next meal with the help of his pals in the airport's bars.
And he has tapes of her hits playing to comfort him during his catnaps.
To say the Make Poverty History campaign is important and film-maker Richard Curtis makes fanciful movies is like saying Bagpuss likes catnaps.
Following dinner and speeches by the Safe Rides Teen Officers, a ``Safe Rides Movie'' lightened up the evening as guests viewed footage showing the hard work of the volunteers, including scenes of volunteers taking catnaps between calls for rides.
Courageous solo yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur relied on catnaps to help her complete the Vendee Globe.
According to Boston University psychologist William Anthony, around 70 per cent of employees already catnap at work.
Then, she sits down to watch some TV, catnaps and rises again at 6 a.
SNOOZE - kept taking catnaps during action-packed days.
I get catnaps, and then when I'm really exhausted I crash out for a good long while and carry on.
n Sleep When the Baby Sleeps - It may seem you have a million things to do and so resist taking catnaps.
She fell victim to catnaps almost around the clock after she contracted a rare condition called narcolepsy.
However, many have the tendency to catnap during the daytime.