Remember at what time our parents used to send us to sleep at night when we were young? At 10 or may be at 11? And they always say that one must take at least 8 hours of sound sleep daily. Then our lives used to be quite simple and less stressful. But now we are too busy to spend 8 hours lying in the bed, right? Well our life sure has become busy but the need of having a good night sleep is still the same, may be more.
What happens when you don’t sleep for a good amount of time in the night? Everybody must have experienced it at some point of time. For the whole day you feel tired, irritated, you are less efficient, you don’t feel like working, all you want to do is get under the sheets. People stay up in the night for a lot of reasons ; some because of work load, some because of stress, some to chat with friends, some to watch movies, the most ironical is when people stay up to study more. For most of the students the basic funda is to sleep less and study more. They will have 2-3 cups of coffee, or would keep snacking or would go for some short duration naps. What they don’t realize is that it is hard to transfer that massive amount of information from the books and notes to a reliable spot inside the head when your mind is not alert enough.
There are a lot of problems faced by the students because of lack of sleep. It impairs your ability to pay attention to things, it reduces your alertness, concentration, weakens your capability to analyze, it affects your problem solving skills and thus makes you less efficient. Some researchers say that the teens that do not sleep at night because they have to study are more likely to have academic problems the following day. They either forget what they had studied or are not able to understand what they are being taught. Some studies have shown that if you don’t get enough sleep, you won’t be able to remember what you learned and experienced during the day. It’s because of less sleep that one is just not fully aware of what is happening in his surroundings. Is staying up all night worth it?134 Views