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noun as in light sleep

verb as in take a nap

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When you doze off, you’re inherently vulnerable, so your body needs to be able to respond to potential threats.

That means if you nap on the sofa, you might associate it with rest and doze off when you don’t actually want to do so, says Deirdre Conroy, who leads the behavioral sleep medicine clinic at the University of Michigan.

The tracking is detailed, too, covering how long it takes you to doze off, and the time you spent in light, deep, and REM sleep.

He says he actually got some dozing done once it was his break time.

The Eureka Camp cot cradles you just enough to keep you in place while you doze off, which I found limits my tossing and turning through the night.

Usually Mom would doze off at this point, opening an eye to catch only what she found pertinent.

The room was kept in a sort of twilight all day long, and made it pleasant for the new-born baby and his mamma to doze and dream.

And asked me if I would excuse her falling into a doze, for she never felt well without it.

One and then another fell into a doze; Sivert Jespersen also closed his eyes, but not in sleep.

This would suit Kennedy capitally, and musing on the meeting of the morrow, he sank into a doze in the armchair.

When I could not otherwise occupy my mind, I endeavoured to force myself into a doze, that I might have a chance of a dream.


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On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to doze, such as: catnap, drowse, nap, siesta, slumber, and snooze.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.