power nap

[ pou-er nap ]
/ ˈpaʊ ər ˌnæp /

noun

a brief sleep during the day, taken for the desired effect of improving one’s alertness and ability to work efficiently throughout the remainder of the day: The only thing I have left to do before the presentation is to take a 20-minute power nap.

verb (used without object)

to take a brief sleep during the day in order to improve one’s alertness and ability to work efficiently throughout the remainder of the day: Since he started power napping, his midafternoons have become much more productive.

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Origin of power nap

First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for power nap

power nap

noun

a short sleep taken during the working day with the intention of improving the quality of work later in the day
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