Respite

respite

noun  re·spite  \ ˈres-pət also ri-ˈspīt , British usually ˈres-ˌpīt \

Definition
1 : a period of temporary delay
2 : an interval of rest or relief

A short period of time when you are able to stop doing something that is difficult or unpleasant or when something difficult or unpleasant stops or is delayed. — usually singular.