I am a student, and I can say that studying is one of the most important things we should do if we want to excel academically. Even though I have attended university for a while now, I still find it hard to determine the ideal time for me to read, memorize, and study for my lessons.
When I asked my classmates when they usually study, they say that they love to study during the morning while others love to read their notes during the nighttime. For me, I love to study during midnight because that is the only time I can focus on my studies without any distractions.
If we are going to connect it with science, it has something to do with chronobiology or good-timing. This means that the best time for us to study is related to our DNA. Our body has an inner clock, which is also called a biological clock, that helps us to find our ideal study time. Even though a lot of studies reported that it is not all about timing, it is still essential, especially when we are creating and performing our studies regularly.
With that in mind, studying between 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon and 4 in the afternoon until 10 in the evening are the perfect hours to study. This is because our brains are more active during these hours. On the other hand, 4 to 7 in the morning are the least effective hours to study. Even though there is no specific time to study, I am going to show you the benefits of studying in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
Studying in the Morning
A lot of my classmates claimed that they feel more energized to study in the morning. This is because morning is when our brains are at their sharpest. The natural light offered by the sunlight is also essential in keeping you alert.
Morning is the perfect time to grab your notes and acquire a new learning theory. You may also consider reviewing the information you have taken down in notes from previous discussions. You can do all of these in the morning, considering that it offers you the best recollection ability.
Studying in the Afternoon
The science indicated that afternoon is when our brains are more active in integrating and acquiring details we know already. During the afternoon, most of us, students, can make good connections and gather the information we have more meaningfully.
When it comes to practicalities, I can personally say that morning and afternoon are the best studying time. This is because if we encountered information that is a little bit blurry to understand, we could contact our teachers or classmates to ask for some clarifications. During these hours, most individuals are active. Another option you may consider is to go to the school library and look for other information to help you better understand the lesson.
Studying at Night
If you are a type of student like me, who is becoming more active when the daylight fades, studying at night is a good option for us. Nighttime is the best hour for us to study and read all our modules. It is said that during this time, our brains become more active, which boosts our creativity and concentration considering that there are no distractions. Since most of the family members are already sleeping during this time, we find our bedroom quiet and peaceful.
Another fun fact about studying in the evening is that it consolidates the information our brain digested and improves our recalling skills after we fell asleep. But, one thing you should keep in mind if you prefer studying at night, is to ensure that you will still get enough sleep, around eight to nine hours, to keep your mind and body healthy and alert.
We have different learning styles. Some of us prefer studying in the morning, and others love to read books in the afternoon, while some say their minds are more active during nighttime. But, no matter what your preferred learning style is, as long as you understand and have reviewed the lessons effectively, there is no doubt that you will be getting high scores during the examinations.