having a lot of trouble staying awake and studying. I want to get things done,
but then I seem to crash or get distracted. Before I know it, I’m back in this
massive hole that I can’t seem to escape from. Studying is going terribly, and
it seems that I’m just always drained.
have any tips on how I can escape from this zombie state?
busy, stressed and overwhelmed. You’ll find a lot of college students are not
sleeping enough. Statistically, college students sleep 6 – 6.9 hours a night. An overload of activities keeps college students awake at night.
show that this lack of sleep impacts:
start chugging energy drinks or going online to buy
nootropics, it’s important to get your sleep in order. Adults need between six
and ten hours of sleep per night, but this number changes drastically from one
person to the next.
7 to 8 hours per night and see how you feel in a few weeks.
nutritious foods can also help. Eating carbs for breakfast, for example, can
make some people crash, while it helps others feel wide awake.
As for your
studying, sleeping more will help you retain more information and stay focused.
A lot of students are also turning to Modafinil which is a prescription drug
that acts as a nootropic. This drug helps students maintain their focus and has
also been shown to keep mental alertness high even during times of sleep
don’t want to use a drug for coping with your bad sleeping habits.
In the ideal
world, you’ll be sleeping more often so that your body doesn’t need a drug to
stay alert and awake.
effects of taking drugs can include chest pain, headaches, rise in blood
pressure or heart rate, increased urination, and a slew of other side effects
depending on your nootropic of choice.
drugs also have safety concerns, and one of the concerns is that these drugs
will cause your brain to start producing dopamine. Dopamine is naturally
produced by the body, but when drugs start to produce it in massive quantities,
it can lead to addiction. In fact, many of these drugs actually target the
addiction center in the brain, causing people to not be able to function
drinks are also worrisome because they have such high levels of stimulants in
them. A lot of people have stopped drinking energy drinks because they lead to
rapid heartbeat, type 2 diabetes and can also lead to caffeine overdose.
agitation and even restfulness are all known side effects of energy drinks.
and sleep more. If you’re eating right and sleeping a lot with no change in
being drained or unfocused, you may be suffering from a health issue. Speak
with the nurse at your college and see what the nurse recommends.
not out partying but stuck inside all day worrying about exams, go out and
destress a bit. A little “me” time may be in order in this case.
tip is to study once you wake up. If you get the studying out of the way early
in the day, you won’t have to worry about crashing.