Q: Is it also good for students to study late at night and midnights?
A: Well, this is a question that has troubled mankind forever. Is it good? Well, as an adult, you need an average of 7 to 8 hours of sleep, minimum per day. If you have not been getting this number of hours of sleep for a while, then the number required daily increases. It’s just a clear case of not being able to cheat nature.
Different students like to study differently. Some prefer the day time, others prefer midnight when it’s dark and quiet. I belong to the first class and the only time I tried to do what others were doing (reading at night) with coffee to boot, I spent all night in the toilet 😀
Read about that here: https://chatwithdrketch.com/2014/01/17/daily-health-tips-coffee-energy-drinks-et-al/
So, if you’re preparing for an exam and need to swot late at night for a while to get up to speed, that’s okay. It just can’t be a regular event. It’s also important to sleep in a place where you’re not constantly being disturbed, perhaps with slamming doors etc. Quality of sleep is just about as important as quantity. Consistently getting less than the required amount of sleep is associated with stress and many chronic diseases. It also makes you sleepy during the day and slows you down. So, try getting significant work done during the day or keeping up with your reading as the courses are taught so that you don’t have too much to do when it is time for exams and so that you can free up your nights.
For working parents who are studying for extra degrees, I guess this is better said than done. However, what is fact is the effect that sleep deprivation has on the body and so it is important to pace oneself.
Also ensure that you eat well: fruits, veggies and complex carbs. Exercise (or be active) for at least 30 minutes on 5 days of the week and try and stay off fast food. The latter is very attractive when you’re studying. It’s a bit like you’re eating in front of a television:you keep digging in and eating more without really paying attention. Eating this triggers your desire for more fast food and before you know it, a vicious cycle is initiated and obesity gets added to the mix.
I hope this helps.
Have a good night y’all 😀