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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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Here are some facts about quick naps that will encourage you to indulge in an afternoon doze this Napping Day:
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst said little is known about the value of naps in young children and some U.
Once you have watched your baby carefully for a week or so, you should be able to create a nap schedule that works with her daily periods of alertness and tiredness, thus making your nap schedule easy to adhere to.
I had the good fortune and honor to be assigned to a flight with NAP Master Chief John E Greathouse.
He and his associates compared brief naps with longer naps following acute nocturnal sleep restriction.
Sleep duration, sleep efficiency, and slowwave sleep levels were similar during the nighttime sleep periods following a daytime nap and during the sleep periods following a day without napping, he reported.
Spanish newspapers still routinely trumpet studies suggesting that naps are healthy, and last summer, the national daily El Mundo devoted 10 pages to the subject.
He has found, however, that insomnia sufferers shouldn't nap, because it can push their sleep cycles out of whack even more.
They've discovered that the urge to nap in the afternoon is nearly universal, even in people who have had a full night's sleep.