I’m a sleeper. I value my restfulness as the most important thing I can do for myself to ensure I have a productive day. During college, no matter how big or early a test was the next day I never pulled an all-nighter. I know, pretty impressive, right? For me personally, to have a clear, well-rested mind was my biggest tool against tests. I would use my sharpness to figure out the problems during the test, instead of remembering the answer the night before. I may be a rarity, as most of my colleagues stayed up until the wee-hours of the morning before huge exams. If I had a test at 8 a.m., I’d be in bed by 8 p.m. I’d wake up around 4 or 5 a.m. and study for the few hours before the test. With such a well-rested mind and recent exposure to the tested content, I was able to do pretty well during college.
Having a strong sleep-cycle can help with things other than just educational performance. Keeping constant sleep hours usually means you will have a better eating cycle, exercise more regularly and be able to wake up more quickly. Try sleeping more, you guys. With a good book and a long day, I’m out like a light in just a few minutes. [Via]