An MD at U. of Colorado conducted a survey research and found that…
“[S]tudents with lower grade point averages (GPAs) were more likely to have restless, aching legs when trying to fall asleep, difficulty concentrating during the day, snoring every night, a hard time waking up in the morning, sleepiness during the day, and falling asleep in class.”
Here are the advises from the study which I think everyone should read.
- Get a full night’s sleep on a regular basis. Do not stay up all hours of the night to “cram” for an exam, do homework, etc. If extracurricular activities at school are proving to be too time-consuming, consider cutting back.
- If you are not asleep after 20 minutes, then get out of the bed and do something relaxing, such as reading a book or listening to music, until you are tired enough to go back to bed.
- Get up at the same time every morning.
- Avoid taking naps after school if you can. If you need to lie down, do not do so for more than an hour.
- Keep a regular schedule.
- Don’t read, write, eat, watch TV, talk on the phone or play cards in bed.
- Do not have any caffeine after lunch.
- Do not go to bed hungry, but don’t eat a big meal before bedtime either.
- Avoid any rigorous exercise within six hours of your bedtime.
- Try to get rid of or deal with things that make you worry.
- Make your bedroom quiet, dark and a little bit cool.
Hmm… How about nap during (not after) school? Does it help? He He :D
[Source: Eureka Alert]