Studies have shown that getting a good night’s sleep can do wonders for the attaining of, retention, and recalling of information. Conversely, the lack of sleep can leave you feeling unfocussed and unable to concentrate.
Coffee and sugary drinks can appear to be great pick-me-ups, but can leave you dehydrated, fatigued, and irritable once the effects wear off. Your body will thank you for filling it with good old water.
Balanced meals at regular intervals are great for keeping you alert and ready. Compare this to the common study diet of oily and fatty take-aways, and snacks rich in salt and sugar, which can lead you feeling sluggish and fatigued. Taking a break to make a good meal can also help with alertness.
It can be tempting to switch on NETFLIX or hop on a computer game, but it has been proven that exercise, fresh air and engaging with other people is a much better way of boosting brain power. If you really need a nap, make it no longer than 20 minutes for maximum benefit.
Being alone when studying can be daunting for some, and studies have shown that working as a group can be more productive. This is because you can pool your knowledge, encourage one another, and remind each other to take regular breaks.