Are you among the ones who get worried if their children sleep for extra hours, especially during the exams? Well, don’t worry about it because a recent study has shown that if a student sleeps for eight hours, then he is more likely to perform better during his exams.
A professor at the leading universities said, “Better sleep helped in final exam performance, which is contrary to most college students' perceptions that they have to sacrifice either studying or sleeping.”
The researchers who conducted the study said that the student does not have to be an A grade to excel in his academic performance.
The outcome of the study showed that whether the student was an A, B, C or D before their final exam, then
The research was conducted on four types of students, who were classified as category A, B, C and D. the findings concluded that sleeping for eight hours upgraded their grades by as many as four points.
Another researcher said, “It is worth noting that one student who had a D-plus grade before the final but slept more than eight hours for a week during finals week remarked that it was the 'first time my brain worked while taking an exam'.”
Lessor lack of sleep is generally a common sign during the exams because the students reduce their sleep, deal with more tension. And during this time, they start consuming more of caffeine and get more exposed to bright light. All these factors tend to disrupt the sleeping pattern of the student.
The researchers said that less than 10% of the undergraduate students maintain the routine of sleeping at least eight hours every day at night or if not eight, then at least seven hours daily.
In the study, the students who slept for a proper eight hours were given extra points. Eight hours is an average number of hours that the students sleep during the exams.
Undergraduate interior design students and students in upper-level psychology and neuroscience classes were included as participants in the research.
The participants who participated in the study wore sleep monitoring wristbands while they slept. They wore this wristband for five days for accurate results of the study.
The researchers also noted that Students who showed more consistent sleep performed better than those who had less consistent sleep. And students who achieved the challenge performed as well or better than those who did not take the challenge.