This is one study we can definitely get on board with!

We've all been there – sitting in the library or at a desk as your eyelids begin to get heavy and you know you are about to nod off.

Thankfully, we now have the perfect answer for your parents if they’re telling you to get out of bed in the middle of the day and to start studying.

A new study has been published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences titled “Napping to modulate frustration and impulse control,” which, as the name suggests, found that short naps can help adults control their frustration.

Researchers asked 40 participants to complete a set of really annoying tasks, such as drawing geometric shapes by hand – and really carefully too. After the tasks, some of those partaking took an hour-long nap while others had to stay awake.

When the participants returned to the tasks after the hour, those that had slept were far less irritatable than those who had stayed awake. 

The study concluded that the “emotional control may become impaired from wakefulness that builds across the day, and that napping may be an effective countermeasure.”

So, there you have it. Day-time napping will actually improve your frustration levels and therefore your concentration – although we wouldn’t try this tactic with your teachers to get out of class just yet!