power nap

 A short, five-to-ten-minute rest. Some people have the ability to sleep for short periods of time and awaken refreshed and ready to go again.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • power nap — noun A short restorative sleep or rest in the middle of the day taken by a person involved in a demanding activity • • • Main Entry: ↑power * * * power nap UK US noun [countable] [singular power nap plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • power nap — UK US noun [C] HUMOROUS ► a short sleep that you have during the day, especially so that you can work more effectively for the rest of the day: »He managed to catch a 20 minute power nap in the car in between meetings …   Financial and business terms

  • power-nap — ˈpower nap ; verb intransitive ( pp ) Main entry: ↑power napderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • power-nap — n a short sleep in the middle of the day that helps you to have more energy, do your job better, and make better decisions …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Power nap — A power nap is a short sleep which terminates before the occurrence of deep sleep or slow wave sleep (SWS), intended to quickly revitalize the subject from drowsiness. The expression power nap was coined by Cornell University social psychologist… …   Wikipedia

  • Power Nap — Mittagsschlaf in der Öffentlichkeit Tagschlaf (auch: Tagschlafepisode) bezeichnet einen Schlaf außerhalb der nächtlichen Hauptschlafphase. Am bekanntesten ist er in Form des Mittagsschlafes. Er sollte zwischen 5 und 90 Minuten dauern, um den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • power nap — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms power nap : singular power nap plural power naps business a short sleep during the day that gives someone, especially a businessman or businesswoman, more energy …   English dictionary

  • power nap — /ˈpaʊə næp/ (say powuh nap) noun a short sleep taken during the day in order to restore one s energy …   Australian English dictionary

  • power nap — noun A short sleep taken in the daytime in order to refresh a person and generally terminated before deep sleep begins so as not to leave the sleeper drowsy …   Wiktionary

  • Nap — For other uses, see Nap (disambiguation). Hammock napping on a patio, in Costa Rica A nap is a short period of sleep, usually during daytime. Naps may be taken when one becomes drowsy during the day or as a traditional daily practice. It is… …   Wikipedia

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