Sleepy Studies

BY Kaylah Kislan
LifeAtStart.com Reporter

With school back in full swing, students are now tasked with acing the dreaded tests. For some, tests are no problem. We all know those people. Never studied, but somehow always pulled the highest grade in class. For others, a little effort is needed to achieve the desired grade. Whatever the case may be, study tips are good to know. After all, you don’t want to find yourself in college without proper study technique.

One tip, according to Greatist.com, caught my attention more than any of the other tips.

“Study when sleepy” was the first listed. Sounds promising, right? Or like a 40 year old man wanted to trick kids into getting bad grades and would do so by coming up with bad tips.

Turns out, research shows students who sneak in a quick study session in right before bed retain the information they reviewed with great success. This works because during sleep, our brains strengthen new memories. Meaning the things we learn right before bed will be easily recalled the next day. Careful though, don’t cram six chapters in before bed or you risk losing sleep, which would be way worse than not studying at all.

I will be trying this great tip along with others in the upcoming weeks. Give them a try and you might be pleasantly surprised.

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