Study & Sleeping

Study & Sleeping

Sleep importance

o If you haven’t slept, your ability to learn new things could drop up to 40%.
o Memories won’t be strengthened with 4 hours or less of nighttime sleep.

Sleeping improves

o The ability to learn.
o The ability to recall information.
o Long-term memory.
o The ability to solve problems creatively.
o Sleep actually helps students learn, memorize, retain, recall, and use their new knowledge to come up with creative and innovative solutions.

Studying before or after sleeping?

o When learning occurs prior to sleep, the learned information benefits from the process of uniting during sleep, which does not occur for information that is learned in the morning.
o Researchers from Loughborough University are investigating the impact of sleep on learning to try to understand whether the time of day makes a difference to a person’s memory.

Tips for sleeping

o Especially during the exam period.
o Use your naps as a study break.
o Follow a regular sleep schedule.
o Make your sleep environment as cool, dark and quiet as possible.
o Go for comfort.
o Say goodnight to your phone.
o Excercise daily.
o Be careful with caffeine and alcohol.


o You can actually learn while you sleep.
o Sleep at least 7 hours to give your mind and body the perfect rest as they process the learned information for your exam.



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