I knew it - frequent naps actually makes you smarter. According to researchers at University of California Berkeley they're the brain's way of making room for new information. The study, presented a American Association of the Advancement of Science Conference this weekend, can be interpreted as follows according to USA Today: a good night's sleep + a solid midday siesta = increased intelligence.
Great news for me and fellow parents who tend to be very efficient when our small darlings sleep. Better to lie down next to them. Sweet dreams.