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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If you lock the camera lens on a tripod with a tight focus on the den entrance, stare through the lens until your eyes burn, fight off the sly creep of a catnap and ignore the muscle cramps, you eventually will see a nose poke up slightly above the den opening.
I'm not entirely sure when she'll reach the 5K mark as there'll be plenty of breaks for catnaps and treat munching, but she'll be keeping her friends up to date on Facebook.
Although billed as the ultimate exercise in sleep deprivation, the producers did allow the competitors occasional catnaps.
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.
And he has tapes of her hits playing to comfort him during his catnaps.
She sleeps wired to a heart monitor equipped with an alarm buzzer and three-year-old Pooky catnaps on her headboard.
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.
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.
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.
Then, she sits down to watch some TV, catnaps and rises again at 6 a.
I get catnaps, and then when I'm really exhausted I crash out for a good long while and carry on.