Studying early in the morning is effective is what many of us usually believe or are made to believe through media when they show some topper studied from 4 a.m. and that’s the reason for his success in an exam. Sometimes, it’s just what our elders drill into our brains as that morning routine may have worked wonders for them in their time. And due to this thought process, some people also think that “late night study” is bad without actually checking if there’s any science to back up these things!!
According to this ideology, when we study in the morning, we can grasp concepts better, memorize things better, and do calculations faster without any stress. This is the basis for this ideology which although has been carried forward for generations, has never really been put before the question mark. But in the age of the internet, it’s time to question age-old ideologies. While the belief in morning study benefits has been passed down through generations, we now have the tools to scrutinize and reevaluate, ensuring our understanding evolves with the wealth of information available at our fingertips.
So does this practice hold any scientific background? Let’s find out!!
Studying early in the morning useful?
Before I answer this question, get one thing clear. It is that when I’m discussing this question, what I’ll try to explore is whether mornings are our peak time for a mentally engaging task like studying or not. I am talking about whether mornings are the time when we feel the most alert, most focused and most energetic, because those are usually the traits in a great study session.
So first things first, let’s analyze the circumstances a student is under, in the mornings before I tell you the answer.
Given that our bright student had taken a good night’s sleep of around 7-8 hours and woken up from his sleep from the yellow rays of sun falling on his face, he would have lowered melatonin (the sleep hormone) levels, increased cortisol (“Be alert” hormone) levels and a calming peaceful environment for studies.
Sounds too good to say a “No” now to our question, right?
Well, worry not, it’s not a “No”. Mornings are a great time to start with your study sessions of the day. Since people have increased cortisol levels, a key hormone for increasing focus, an ambient quiet background to study in and natural light in the mornings, it becomes a suitable time in the day to do tasks like studying or any focused work.
So, given the facts and science, it might seem to you now that the secret to your academic success is just studying in the mornings.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case!
It’s not necessary that mornings will be the ideal time for everyone to study. Maybe, your ideal time to study is when the sun is down, or the night time. A lot depends on the biology of that person. Specifically, their circadian rhythms and chronotypes.
So, late-night study is effective too?
See, each person has a unique set of abilities that separates them from the crowd. And the same goes for their studying peak time as well.
Every person has a different peak time for studying. Maybe afternoons. Maybe after an evening football match. Or maybe you are the “late-night study” type.
Why is this?
Because each of us has a different biological clock in our DNA. This clock located in our brain actually signals us when are we going to have peak study time.
So, then what is the best time to study?
First of all, until now, we know the truth about “Studying early in the morning is effective“.
We also know that each person has his/her own peak time for studying which comes from his/her biological clock. So, our peak time is something that comes automatically to us.
So, I guess you could conclude for yourself that there is no universal timing in which you could study and become the next topper !!
It all depends on you and your schedule. And your DNA too.
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