The Intriguing Reality Behind Night Classes - A Quick Look At The Facts
Just as I promised in my introductory article The
Intriguing Reality Behind Night Classes - Part I we would be drilling through the subject of "Night Classes" and how students in campuses relate to them in behaviour, personal growth and relationship. Alright, just so you know how important it is to discuss what we are discussing, I'm hitting you with some facts.
And some figures too, alright?
*The National Sleep Foundation says that teens
function best with 8.5 to 9.25 hours a sleep a
night. - Healthland.time.com
*"... kids who didn’t get enough
sleep were not only more likely to have problems
understanding during class, a result the
researchers had expected, but they were also
more likely to do badly on tests, quizzes and
homework — the very outcome the students were
staying up late to avoid. "- Healthland.time.com
*Sleep deprivation was the main culprit in a St. Lawrence
University study that found those who routinely pulled all-
nighters had an average GPA of 2.9, while those who did
not averaged 3.1. Lack of sleep causes drowsiness,
forgetfulness, irritability and a headache usually Comes with. - Universityherald.com
tougher the school, the later the students go to bed - Jawbone.com
*Scientists Link A Good Night's Sleep To Higher Test
Scores - Huffingtonpost.com
Dr. Philip Alapat, medical director, Harris Health Sleep Disorders Center, and assistant professor, Baylor College of
Medicine, recommends students instead study throughout the semester, set up study sessions in the evening (the optimal time of alertness and concentration) and get at least 8 hours of sleep the night before exams.
• Get 8-9 hours of sleep nightly (especially before final exams)
• Try to study during periods of optimal brain function (usually
around 6-8 p.m.)
• Avoid studying in early afternoons, usually the time of least
• Don't overuse caffeinated drinks (caffeine remains in one's
system for 6-8 hours)
• Recognize that chronic sleep deprivation may contribute to
development of long-term diseases like diabetes, high blood
pressure and heart disease
Alright Enough of the facts according to some people, this is MY post. MINE! Now here's a general one according to me ; late night studying works for some people. But not for everyone. And if you happen to be among those it doesn't work for, but you do it anyway, then you may not need to wonder why you're getting low grades for your hard work, anymore.
I'll be having a post in this series discussing the health issues this phenomenon keeps as life buddies... only here at Campuspunch.com!
Wait, what do the guys at "The Sleep Foundation" do, they just sleep their lives away right? Maybe they even sleep while they're working... I'm just thinking, shouldn't they be exemplary and just sleep away, as good examples?