For many people, reading is a nightly ritual before bed. But what if you could make that ritual even more beneficial by changing it when you read? According to recent studies, there might be an ideal time of day for reading that can help improve your focus and memory.

So when is the best time of day to read books? Turns out, that it might be right before lunch.

A study published in the journal Nature found that people who read for pleasure in the morning performed better on tests of working memory and attention than those who read at other times of the day. The researchers believe this is because reading gives our brains a mental workout, and this is especially beneficial when done in the morning.

So if you’re looking to improve your focus and memory, try reading for pleasure right before lunch. And if you’re not a morning person, don’t worry – the benefits of reading are still there, no matter what time of day you do it.