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nap

Sleep disorders An episode of sleep outside of the principal sleep period. See Driver fatigue, Sleep deprivation, Sleep disorders.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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* When a person is stressed, taking a nap acts as a mini-vacation and helps the person relax and calm down.
Hayaan na magpower nap, para sa ganoon manumbalik ang kanyang sigla at mas maging epektibo sa pagtugon ng mga problema ng ating mga kababayan [It's only natural (power napping)...
"Ideally, a power nap should be done at some point between 2pm and 4pm - but no later, otherwise it might affect sleep later at night."
A nap as brief as 10 minutes and up to 30 minutes can leave you feeling energized.
Nike's headquarters in Oregon has 'quiet rooms', while Google famously boasts 'nap pods', and Huffington Post pioneer Arianna Huffington is a well-known advocate of workplace naps.
Long naps can result in sleep inertia, or feeling groggy even after you sleep.
Dr Tomahide said: "A longer nap was associated with increased risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
SpireDigital founder and CEO Michael Gellman is a little like George Costanza, saying, "I love a good nap. Sometimes it's the only thing getting me out of bed in the morning." Gellman has taken midday naps his entire professional life, and has encouraged his 40 employees to nap since founding his digital production development firm in Denver in 1998.
The nap group accurately remembered five times as many words and word pairs as the DVD group.
Afternoon and evening naps are great for slow-wave sleep, aka stages three and four.