Early morning or late night? This is a never ending concoction that students of schools and colleges come across while deciding their study routine. The supporters of early morning routine advocate that apart from the concentration that gets increased during this period, there are other health benefits attributed to waking up early in the morning.

The other group of students propagate that night time is the most relaxing time students have, to study without any kind of disturbance and without facing the challenge of not breaking down your alarm each morning when it rings.

This article will discuss the correct strategy that students must make in terms of late night studies or early morning studies, to ensure that their productivity remains sustainable for a longer period of time.

The most important thing to keep in mind!

You must have a fixed adequate number of hours to sleep, either you sleep at 9 p.m. or 3 a.m. Do not compromise your sleep by sleeping 4-5 hours or less. Every student must take a sleep at lease of 7 hours per day.

For example, if you sleep at 9 p.m., you can easily afford to wake up by 4-5 a.m. in the morning. But if you sleep at 2 a.m., you must wake up not anytime before 9 a.m.

Compromising your sleep seriously affects your long term productivity and retention power. So, either you study late at night or early in the morning, make sure that you are taking adequate sleep.

Analyse your circumstances and commitments

One of the major factors that you need to keep in mind while taking this decision is that your decision of studying late at night or early in the morning must conform with your other commitments.

For example – if you need to go for any sports practice in the morning, or for some other work, studying early in the morning will be more feasible since late night studies will drain you out of energy for the day work. Similarly, if you can afford to start your day a little late, studying at night will be a better option since you will get more time.

Take your nature into consideration

Many people find it very difficult to wake up early in the morning. Even if they wake up somehow, their energy levels remain very low and they feel sleepy and lazy. On the other hand, there are people who won’t find waking up much difficult but cannot wake up late at night due to the tiredness of day.

Choose the slot of study by intricately analysing your nature in these terms. Don’t make yourself uncomfortable by waking up early in morning or late at night and studying, if your productivity falls down during this time.

If you are one of these kinds, do not try to compromise the nature of your biological clock in the name of studies. Even if you want to change your biological clock, do it gradually.

Keep the drawbacks in mind

Students trying to study in the morning have faced one common problem – they could not continue it for long since waking up from your peaceful sleep is an everyday challenge. Also, studying early in the morning will give you less number of hours to study as compared to studying late at night.

Procrastination is the biggest enemy of night owls. Since they know they have got a lot of time to study, procrastination becomes much evident. This also affects the sleep schedule as the ‘time to study’ at night keeps getting shifted forward.

The conclusion

If you are a school student, or someone bounded by a daily routine to follow, we suggest that you study in the day instead of night since you are going to have a tiring day. Students of colleges, or those preparing for some competitive exams have some flexibility in their day schedule, so they can prefer to study late at night.

The aim is to not disturb the fixed sleep cycle and maintain productivity.

All the best!

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