I Like Doing My Work Late At Night


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Here I am posting to the blog at almost 5 in the morning. I had a lot of work to do this week and had been trying to get ahead almost all week. Everyday I would try to do my work between classes or after dinner but it never seemed to work because of all the distractions. So tonight I decided to try and do all my work in one sitting and see how that went. I made my way over to the commons around 11-1130 and got to work. As students started to leave one by one I got more and more work done. I have worked for about 5 hours straight and as of right now I have everything due this week completely done. With that being said, I decided to look into late night studying.

According to this article late night studying can be very beneficial, especially when compared to early morning studying. Blood sugar is higher in the evening and increases a persons ability to concentrate. Melatonin for those of us who are used to staying up late peaks around 530, which means that we are the most tired at that time. Besides, I would rather wake up tired without work to do than wake up tired with tests to study for. Going to sleep after studying allows a student to retain information much better than early morning cramming. 

Late night studying is not for everyone. As I wrote in a previous blog, sleep is a key factor in a students productivity and health. I would recommend starting homework right before your usual bed time, but it doesn't always go that smoothly. Next time you have a big test the next day and you have left all of your studying until 1130 the night before, staying up late and being productive may be the best bet to help you absorb the most information possible

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I think this is a very interesting topic, especially since I often find myself going to bed early so I can wake up and finish studying in the morning. If what you're saying is true, I should really consider a different approach... However, everyone's prime time of "alertness" differs, so maybe mine is in the morning. According to this article (http://news.menshealth.com/the-best-pre-bed-activity/2012/04/02/), falling asleep while studying is one of the worst ways to study - you actually remember less and forget more! When I study late at night, I often do find myself lightly dosing off, so maybe that's why I'm able to focus well in the morning since I'm so well-rested.

I feel like I definitely relate to this blog post. I do get a lot of work done more at night and I have found that studying late at night does help me remember and better prepare me for the next day test. Perhaps it is that I do have less distractions when most people are sleeping. Here is a website for great tips on how to develop better study habits. http://www.wikihow.com/Study

I feel like I definitely relate to this blog post. I do get a lot of work done more at night and I have found that studying late at night does help me remember and better prepare me for the next day test. Perhaps it is that I do have less distractions when most people are sleeping. Here is a website for great tips on how to develop better study habits. http://www.wikihow.com/Study

This post is literally about my life. My roommate and I were just in a heated discussion about how in my opinion staying up late to do homework is more beneficial than getting a lot of sleep and having no homework done. Her defense is that sleep will allow you to focus more but if you already have your work done; then it's a lot less stressful! I would much rather not be stressed in the morning and tired than the other way around. The link below is a funny article about how to stay up all night doing homework. It even includes tips on how to not wake up your parents and get in trouble for doing homework late at night.

http://www.wikihow.com/Stay-Up-All-Night-Doing-Homework

I just showed this post to my roommate and we had a good laugh about it because we too are participants of late night study. I usually begin my work around 11pm and wrap things up around 3am. I would definitely agree with you that it is better to get all of your studying done the night before rather than cram it in early the next morning. I don't know about you but I feel much more relived going to bed with my work completed knowing that I have nothing to worry about early in the morning. This article I found provides 5 helpful tips to make us even more effective late night studiers, and I would definitely recommend taking a look.

I also love to study late at night. I'm much more productive, and seem to retain information better than if I study during the day. I looked at some articles as to why this might be, and found that personality type comes into play. I would describe myself as an extrovert, and apparently those are the people who are productive night-owls. Logically, this makes sense. If I study at the library during the day, I'm tempted to check my phone, text my friends, or talk to people that I might know in the library. But at night, I don't have these distractions. This article explains more about night-studying.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/if-you-want-to-get-ahead-be-a-night-owl-8547115.html

This is definitely an interesting topic to read about due to my tendency to do a lot of work late at night. With the crazy schedule of a busy college student it really is my only option. I too, would rather stay up late doing work than wake up early with work to do, especially when the snooze button is so tempting to hit. There are so many less distractions later at night and my focus usually does increase; I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one and that it does indeed work.

Even though I feel that this can be very helpful, with looking into it more, I found an article stating the dangers of late night work and sacrificing sleep for work. In my opinion, I feel it all depends on the individual and their schedule. Sometimes sacrificing sleep can be necessary to get the required work complete.

To read more on the dangers of sacrificing sleep you can visit this article: http://healthland.time.com/2012/08/21/study-or-sleep-for-better-grades-students-should-go-to-bed-early/

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