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nap

Sleep disorders An episode of sleep outside of the principal sleep period. See Driver fatigue, Sleep deprivation, Sleep disorders.

nap

(nap)
1. To slumber.
2. A short sleep; a doze. See: sleep

power nap

A colloquial, humorous term for a nap taken during work for refreshment before resuming one's work.
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Twenty minutes nap time after consuming coffee gives the caffeine more time to work in the brain apart from that it makes us feel drowsy as well.
Essentially we are the first to report evidence that naps are important for preschool children," lead author Rebecca Spencer, research psychologist of the university, said in a statement.
The remainder either never nap or are unsure how a nap impacts their energy.
Those who took long daytime naps fell asleep at night an average of 39 minutes later and slept later at the weekend.
March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The award-winning Power Nap Kit(TM), already available for teens and adults, is now available in a NEW College Edition.
Enormous accumulations of flight hours and qualifications in various types of aircraft, from biplanes to jets to helicopters, was not unusual for the NAPs.
In the afternoon, 26 of the volunteers took a 60-minute nap and another 19 snoozed for 90 minutes.
A short nap can make a difference, but the problem with those is that it usually takes the brain about 30 minutes to wake up and get its bearings,'' he says.
A brief nap maybe the most efficient way to recover from the adverse effects of sleep deprivation, Dr.
Once there, he changes into pajamas, eats his lunch, and then plops onto the couch for an afternoon nap.
Perhaps naps can be a way to help homesteaders accomplish their many varied daily and seasonal task with more efficiency and joy.
Four Points Invites the Sleep Deprived to Take a Nap and Celebrate National Napping Day with Tips from the Renowned Nap Doctor