It’s that time of the year – midterm season. The libraries are starting to get more packed, Starbuck lines are out the door, and every other person is falling asleep on their textbooks. Although midterm season requires a lot of studying, it’s important to remember to find time to rest. Here are a few tips that will help you relax this midterm season.
Sleep is Essential
All-nighters are very common during midterm season. Unfortunately, studies suggest that lack of sleep may play an impact on test performances. When a person is sleep-deprived, it is easier for them to lose focus, which makes it difficult to retain information. Research suggests that when a student is well-rested, they can make logical decisions, and their focus levels increase. Getting enough sleep fuels the body with the energy needed to help enhance performance, cognitivedevelopment, and immune functions. After a long night of studying, don’t hesitate to go to bed and get refreshed for your next studying session.
Change Your Scenery
Studying in the same setting every day can get boring and some students may find themselves getting easily distracted. Try changing your scenery once or twice a week to clear your mind and stay focused through each study session. For example, if you tend to study indoors, try getting some fresh air and take your books and headphones outside for the next study period. Doing this may help the mind relax and also ease the tension in the body.
Explore the Benefits of CBD
Recent studies have shown that CBD may reduce test nervousness during midterm season. Before a test, it is normal to get the jitters or feel nervous. CBD may be used to place the mind in a state of relaxation, which may help students feel more clarity and focus during an exam.
Equally important, studies suggest that CBD may reduce restlessness and promote sleep in the body. During midterm season, it is common for students to stay up and have all-nighters, instead of getting the proper sleep needed to retain valuable information before a test. CBD enhances muscle relaxation, which reduces tension and makes it easier to fall asleep.
Midterm season is right around the corner but with patience, rest, and focus, it’ll be over before you know it. Don’t be afraid to study in groups and utilize professor study hours in the case of any urgent question. Above all, find time to relax and unwind in the midst of the chaos to make sure your body and mind gets the rest it needs.