Respite – short break or rest from something difficult or unpleasant
The recipe had a real bite (respite) - it was so spicy they had to take a short break from it.
Examples of respite in a sentence
There was no respite from the economic woes that continue to mount up for the government.
There came a moment's respite as the storm appeared to subside, but then it returned with renewed fury.
She needed respite from her role as a carer for her seriously disabled husband, but lack of funding meant nowhere locally could take him.