respite:

noun: respite

  1. a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
    “the refugee encampments will provide some respite from the suffering”
    synonyms: rest, break, breathing space, interval, intermission, interlude, recess, lull, pause, time out; relief, relaxation, repose; informal breather, letup
    “a brief respite”
  2. a short delay permitted before an unpleasant obligation is met or a punishment is carried out.
    Synonyms: postponement, deferment, delay, reprieve; continuance
    “respite from debts”