nap

(redirected from naps)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to naps: maps

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
org/sleep-topics/napping)  afternoon naps.
And naps should be taken at some point between 2-4pm and no later, otherwise they can affect your ability to sleep at night.
Children learned the task in the morning, and performed a memory test immediately afterward and then again in the afternoon, with or without a mid-day nap.
All babies are different, but generally, the best nap times are as follows:
By a twist of fate, the first NAP certifications were assigned in random order.
They assessed objective alertness by sleep-onset latency measured before the nap and 1 hour after the nap.
The finding suggests that a brief nap may be the most efficient way to recover from the adverse effects of sleep deprivation, Dr.
Even some younger adults mourn the loss of the afternoon nap, which they say gave a certain pace to the day and intimacy to their family relationships.
A self-described nap and sleep enthusiast, Amy Bellinger of Bloomington, Ind.
Perhaps naps can be a way to help homesteaders accomplish their many varied daily and seasonal task with more efficiency and joy.
Naps are not miniature versions of a full night's sleep.
To combat sleep inertia they recommend naps of shorter duration (20-30 minutes).