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NAPSNishnawbe-Aski Police Service (est. 1994; Canada)
NAPSNaval Academy Preparatory School
NAPSNational Association of Postal Supervisors
NAPSNot A Pretty Sight
NAPSNorth American Precis Syndicate
NAPSNumerical Analysis and Prediction System (Japan Meteorological Agency)
NAPSNorth American Power Symposium
NAPSNew Abstracts and Papers in Sleep
NAPSNational Association for the Prevention of Starvation (Huntsville, Alabama)
NAPSNurse-Administered Propofol Sedation (endoscopy)
NAPSNational Air Pollution Surveillance Network (Canadian clean-air organization)
NAPSNavy Acquisition Procedures Supplement
NAPSNational Auxiliary Publications Service (American Society for Information Science)
NAPSNational Association of Presbyterian Scouters
NAPSNational Association of Peer Specialists
NAPSNational Association of Premenstrual Syndrome (Kent, UK)
NAPSNational Application Processing and Screening, Inc. (Alabama)
NAPSNational Auricula and Primula Society (UK flower enthusiasts club)
NAPSNavy Automated Publishing System
NAPSNational Association of Perishable Shippers
NAPSNorth American Paranormal Society
NAPSNational Account Proposal System
NAPSNigeria Association of Physiotherapy Students
NAPSNew Account Processing System
NAPSNationwide Association of Preserving Specialists (United Kingdom)
NAPSNorthern Arizona Paranormal Society
NAPSNewborn and Prenatal Screening
NAPSNon-invasive Array Prognostic System (phased-array antenna measurement)
NAPSNight Aerial Photographic System
NAPSNational Agriculture Policy and Strategy (Sri Lanka)
NAPSNon-Appropriated-Fund Automated Personnel System
NAPSNavy Automated Publications System
NAPSNational Australian Pump Services (formerly Fluid Equipment Company)
NAPSNaval Auxiliary Patrol Service (New Zealand)
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To many of them, indeed, life is little else than an often interrupted and luxurious nap.
"Come now; and we'll go round the garden while father has his nap."
"My dear child, he'll have a beautiful nap in the gig, for I shall drive.
These he filled two-thirds full with undiluted whisky--"a gentleman's drink?" quoth Thomas Mugridge,--and they clinked their glasses to the glorious game of "Nap," lighted cigars, and fell to shuffling and dealing the cards.
I betook myself again to my nap, and at length a second time awoke, when, to my utter amazement, it still wanted twenty-seven minutes of six.
Companies like Google, Cisco and Zappos encourage employees who are putting in long, hard days to take short, refreshing naps. The three companies even provide nap space ranging from nap pods to recliners to help employees find time to take a reviving snooze.
* Naps help in increasing a person's awareness and alertness even if the nap is as brief as 20-minutes long.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that a "power nap is important as it is one of the ways to help recharge one's body, especially among elderly people.
Now, a sleep expert is calling for bosses to allow their staff to take a nap in the office on Monday, to make up for the time lost over the weekend.
For the best naps, choose a location thats dark and quiet.
RESEARCH at the University of Pennsylvania published in January found short afternoon naps were associated with improved thinking and memory skills, and make the brain perform as though it was 'five years younger'.