A new UC Irvine study of nearly 3,000 middle schoolers found a correlation between midday napping and greater happiness, improved self-control, fewer behavioral problems and higher IQ. “Children who napped three or more times per week benefit from a 7.6 percent increase in academic performance in Grade 6,” one study author said. “How many kids at school would not want their scores to go up by 7.6 points out of 100?”

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