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How to: Sleep better during exam season

Students across the country are right in the middle of exam season and might be starting to feel under pressure to get the grades their hard work deserves. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential if you want to perform at your best and so here are a few helpful tips to help you along the way:

  • Try to go to bed early

Late night TV just isn’t worth it on the eve of an exam, you’d be better off drifting off to sleep a little earlier than usual. Sleep is especially important during studying because it allows the brain to arrange the information you’ve already absorbed during the day.

  • Avoid caffeine

Lying awake at night is often caused by caffeinated food and drink, so things like chocolate, coffee and fizzy drinks are best avoided.

  • Abandon your smart phone

Put your phone away in another room for the night to avoid being distracted during the night. Electronic devices emit noise and light; both of which will stop you sleeping.

  • Make the bedroom a place of rest

This one may sound simple, but not revising in bed has its benefits. Your brain needs to associate the bedroom with a resting place; not a place where you continue to study books or check emails.

Do you have any other good sleep tips which will help people studying for an exam? Let us know on our Twitter, or in the comments below.

Feather & Black.

June 10th 2016

Posted by: Feather & Black

Tagged with  studying  sleeping tips