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nap

Sleep disorders An episode of sleep outside of the principal sleep period. See Driver fatigue, Sleep deprivation, Sleep disorders.
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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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The napping itself, of course, is free if taken on lunch break and Schellenberg said tired employees shouldn't be afraid to take them when they need to recharge.View the full article from Lehigh Valley Business at http://www.lvb.com/article/20190426/LVB01/190429958/can-a-lunch-nap-help-busy-smallbusiness-professionals-be-more-productive.
* Napping can help regulate the heart rate and it may help in reducing the risk of heart-related deaths and diseases.
When reflecting on the bigger picture, founder Jennifer Thomas says, "I like to think of Peace as on-demand napping for Chicagoans—and hope that's the story we are able to convey to the community.
SLUMBER TO BEAT THE SLUMP INDEED - sleep pods, napping areas, chill-out zones - a number of companies, many of them the big, global, mega-successful types, are adding these things to their employee-wellbeing armoury.
And, napping for too long or too late in the day can cause difficulty falling asleep at night.
Google, for example, pioneered workday napping with its introduction of nap pods, futuristic bubbles conducive to quarter-hour power naps.
This was the finding in 26 nonrandomized studies of napping in children 5 years and younger measuring various outcomes including endpoints related to night sleep, behavior, and cognition, despite the low quality of studies evaluated and their heterogeneous endpoints, reported Karen Thorpe, Ph.D., of Queensland University of Technology in Australia, and her associates.
Besides improving overall sleep quality, napping can help improve other aspects of your health.
The Question: Does napping in daycare affect children's nighttime sleep duration?
And the link between napping and risk of dying was highest among the younger people in the study, those between ages 40 and 65, who were nearly twice as likely to die during the study period if they napped for an hour or more, compared to those who did not nap.
Napping on night shift is a strategy used in environments outside of health care to assist workers to cope with shiftwork and improve work performance (Purnell, Feyer, & Herbison, 2002; Signal, Gander, Anderson, & Brash, 2009; Takeyama, Kubo, & Itani, 2005).