Student Studying in Bed

Study with a desk and chair to be more effective.

The bed is tempting in many ways. It is so comfortable that you just find yourself jumping in with your books, your laptop, and any other study material you may have. However, this same comfort can make studying difficult for you. Studying in bed can make you feel drowsy, and eventually fall asleep in the middle of your review, say the tutors of AHEAD Tutorial & Review Center.

When studying in bed and falling asleep becomes a habit, your mind might unwittingly associate studying with sleep. So every time you study, whether you are in bed or in class, you are more likely to feel sleepy. Unless you are the poet John Milton or the statesman Winston Churchill—who both wrote in bed by the way—you have a better chance of success at studying out of bed.

Of course, it goes both ways. If you make studying in bed a habit, you might find it hard to fall asleep in bed. Unconsciously, you might have conditioned your mind to think that your bed is for studying rather than sleeping. Your mind will be too stimulated to think of rest.

Do yourself a favor and make your bed more special by leaving it for good sleep. Study with a desk and chair to be more effective.

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