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power nap

A colloquial, humorous term for a nap taken during work for refreshment before resuming one's work.
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Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that a "power nap is important as it is one of the ways to help recharge one's body, especially among elderly people.
So, is there really something to be said for the humble power nap, and could they really be beneficial to over-stretched workers?
Google, for example, pioneered workday napping with its introduction of nap pods, futuristic bubbles conducive to quarter-hour power naps.
One solution to this problem is to make up for the lost sleep by taking short power naps.
Take power naps. A catnap, lasting no more than 20 minutes, can relax, recharge and revive you.
"If you feel sleepy in the afternoon, short power naps can be quite refreshing," says Alon Avidan, MD, MPH, Director of the UCLA Sleep Disorder Center.
"Chronic sleep deprivation is not a sustainable lifestyle behavior," Cooke says, adding that 20-minute power naps have benefits.
Some studies have suggested that "power naps" of less than 30 minutes can be beneficial, but the new study could not specifically look at the effect of power naps, because it asked participants only whether their naps lasted more or less than an hour.
Amy also revealed her secret for staying awake during such an energydraining day - power naps.
The 'Matrix Reloaded' star admitted that performing motherly duties and long shoots often leave her exhausted and so she had to come up with the clever way of getting 'power naps' in odd places.