Study: Staying up to study detrimental to test performance
If adults of faith have been away from academia for some time, there is a chance they may not complete homework assignments and study for tests the same way as the average student. Due to their unique schedules, older degree seekers may even pull an all-night study session every now and then. However, this is the last thing students enrolled in Christian colleges and universities should do if they want to thrive academically.
This is the conclusion researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, arrived at in a recent study. While some students may believe that staying up all night to cram for a test will help them do better, the opposite appears to be true.
“No one is suggesting that students shouldn’t study,” said Andrew J. Fuligni, the study’s senior author. “But an adequate amount of sleep is also critical for academic success.”
Rather than putting off studying until the last minute, Fuligni recommends a consistent study schedule for better results.
In addition to sticking to a regular study schedule, students may want to keep their sleep routine as consistent as possible. According to the Mayo Clinic, adults should receive between seven and nine hours of sleep every night.