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5 Ways to avoid sleep during studying

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The biggest question that arises during board exams or competitive exams is how to stop falling asleep while studying. Over the years, most of us have heard of top students boasting about their capacity to study long hours at a stretch or studying throughout the night with no sleep at all. But you should NEVER try to force yourself to stay awake all through the night before your exams as it is deep sleep or REM sleep that turns what you studied into long-term memory.

1.Stick to a healthy diet


Food which is high on fat can make you sleepy and lethargic. To stop yourself from falling asleep during studies, eat a balanced and healthy diet rich in nutrients and fibre such as soups and salads, lentils and a lot of fruits and vegetables.

2.    Take power naps


It is understandable if you cannot get the requisite amount of sleep at night during board exams. But you need to make up for it in the middle of the day. The short burst of energy will help you focus after you wake up.

3.     Get up and move around


Apart from taking power naps, another thing you can do if you are feeling sleepy while studying is getting up and moving around for a short while. You don’t need to hit the gym, but just need to get your blood flowing.

4.Sleep well


The main cause of feeling sleepy while studying is not getting enough sleep at night. Sleeping 7 to 8 hours every night is mandatory to keep in good health. Do not oversleep or under-sleep and stick to a sleeping schedule so that your brain is prepared to start feeling sleepy at the same time each night.

5.Drink enough water


Another reason you might be falling asleep while studying is because you are not drinking enough water. But as per a study, dehydration can literally shrink your brain!

You should drink 2 litres of water a day. You can fill a 2-litre bottle and aim  to finish it by the time you sleep.

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