When it comes to studies and revisions, when are we most effective? Is it more morning, afternoon or evening? When is the best time to study?
When is the best time to study?
You should know that this obviously depends on each student. Some will be more willing to work in the morning, and others in the late afternoon. No matter the moment, you have to be careful to keep a certain regularity in your work.
Usually, after a good night’s sleep, the brain is refreshed and ready to process the information given to it in the morning. Especially when it comes to so-called ” theoretical ” elements . Revising in the morning therefore seems to be the best time to study. However, working out during this period includes going to bed at the correct time. You can still work in the morning, even if you go to bed at 2 a.m., but the efficiency will be less.
Afternoon is the time for distractions ! A series is eyeing us, an episode has begun, and it’s a drama. The same goes for friends who suggest an outing.
Especially after lunchtime, fatigue can occur, and tempt us to take a nap. In the event that you are taking a nap, do not exceed 30 minutes. Otherwise, you will be even more tired when you wake up.
The evening is not conducive to the study of theoretical elements, or to the discovery of a new course. Yes, in the evening you have done all the daytime activities, but you should not do the tasks that require energy (for example, solving math problems). The evening is rather dedicated to rereading a course.
What about revising at night?
Many people decide to study at night, either because of a lack of time or because they are more focused at the time. However, you should always make sure you keep an eye on the clock , and get enough sleep. It is during sleep that the brain integrates the information studied during the day. Sleeping a little affects the efficiency of your working method!
Which working method to adopt?
Do you know when you are best suited to study, but your working method is inefficient? At the Student Academy, we have what it takes for you! Indeed, we help pupils and students to find their working method. To do this, we offer method weekends for secondary and higher working where we support them through various workshops.
Best time to study: Steps to follow
If you are still in school or in a graduate cycle, you know that you have to manage your motivation and be consistent in revisions. Some have a developed method but others have a harder time getting started. Let’s start by defining the best time to study, the rest should follow naturally.
Steps to follow:
- Before setting the appropriate time, you must prepare the ideal environment: be comfortably seated in a space at the appropriate temperature and above all properly illuminated
- Forget about revising on the bed or laying on a sofa, it only promotes sleep. The lying position encourages sleep. Your best bet would be to sit at a desk or table that has the right conditions.
- As you start your studies, you should feel ready and energized. Take into account that concentration is your priority; therefore don’t start studying if you are hungry or too sleepy. Eat healthy, adequate amounts (especially in the morning) and get at least 7 hours of sleep.
- As for the best time to study, there is no hard and fast rule about it, but it is clear that the further the day goes, the more tired you will be , so do not plan your study hours before sleeping. or it will be difficult for you to concentrate. In the morning, after having had a good breakfast is the best time .
- Some people do very well in the morning and see this time of day as the most productive. This is the time when you have the most energy and your head is rested, which is why these are good hours to study.
- The hours after lunch are also auspicious, but you will have to overcome the uncontrollable urge to sleep . If you plan to study in the evening, then avoid eating too heavy and if necessary take a half hour nap to rest a little and start your activity in good shape.
- Nightfall, before dinner, is the perfect time for many people with more nocturnal habits. Don’t overwork when you go to sleep because your brain will start making the hormones to prepare you for sleep and fighting it will be very difficult. We recommend that you revise a bit before sleeping, but without the computer.
- In short: better to work in the morning, after having eaten well and in the evening (without the computer).
A good strategy is to try all three schedules and make a diagram in which you can figure out which time of day works best for you.
Take into account that the energy level and mental disposition in the morning is the best time to study.
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