We all know how exam period can be exhausting for students, especially for those who want to keep up with the tests and get the best grades possible. The intensity of the tasks usually takes away a lot of time for rest and sleep. And we all know the stories about how having too little sleep can affect your overall success at school, at least.
In today’s post, I want to get into the ways of how not getting enough sleep can affect your success during the exam period and what can you do about it.
#Affects your concentration
Students usually tend to switch day and night, especially if they’re into the exam period. Thinking that they could get the advantage necessary to pass the exams, student sacrifices their sleeping hours. Although this “method” can provide the quick success, it’s not so successful in the long run. After a few days of not sleeping well, your concentration levels will start to drop – you won’t be able to keep your thoughts together, nor you’re ready to stand the pressure you’re facing during the exams.
#Blures your focus
When you caught your sleeping hours, your body and mind will feel it. At first, you will be able to handle it – after all, you’re young enough to manage stress and exhaustion well. However, you’ll slowly start to lose your focus; you won’t be able to think straight because you’ll be thinking about the fact that you’re sleepy and you need a rest.
#Makes you too emotional
When you’re not sleeping well, or you’re sleeping insufficient, your emotional state is affected by the lack of sleep. Your hormonal balance changes due to the irregular sleeping pattern, which means that your body feels the effects of hormonal disbalance through different sets of emotions and states. Besides feeling moody, you can experience a rollercoaster of feelings, from tears to laughter.
#Affects your health
In most cases, the lack of quality sleep will affect your health, as well. The problems with the immune system can lead to having more chances to catch a cold, a virus, or some other medical condition that can be prevented if you made your sleeping a regular and quality activity.
If you still think that having less sleep than recommended – from 8 to 10 hours of quality, non-disturbed night sleep – is going to help you pass the exams with good grades, think about the price you have to pay for it. There are still some other ways you can achieve good results without compromising your sleep. Avoid staying up too late – the optimal time to go to bed is around 10 pm. Reduce the caffeine intake, especially in the afternoon. That will help you fall asleep faster. Finally, make sure you’re having the right support for your back and neck.