Midday napping may boost pediatric behavior, cognitive performance

Children who took naps in the afternoon had reduced behavioral problems; increased happiness, grit and self-control; and higher IQ scores, compared with those without afternoon naps, researchers reported in the journal Sleep. The findings, based on data involving 2,928 fourth- to sixth-grade students, also showed 7.6% better academic performance among sixth-graders with at least three afternoon naps weekly.

The Times of India/Press Trust of India (6/2)