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Afternoon slump while studying – help needed

Discussion in 'Mental Health and Social Welfare' started by HassanShah, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. HassanShah


    Jul 3, 2017

    Currently, days are longer and nights are shorter. Which means the night starts at 7 PM and before that, it is the best time to study after coming from the work by 3-4PM.

    But the problem is that I feel sleepy and many time falls asleep while reading, despite 7 hours sleep a day.

    However, night time I am fully active, probably because of being busy with the regular life work e.g. family stuff. But I cannot give night time for study due to the noisy and disturbing environment at that time.

    I really need some tips or remedy to keep me awake in the afternoon so I can study.

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  3. WisNeuro

    WisNeuro Board Certified Neuropsychologist Psychologist 7+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Get evaluated for sleep apnea? Or get some noise canceling headsets and study at night.
  4. singasongofjoy

    singasongofjoy Psychologist 2+ Year Member

    Dec 4, 2014
    As WisNeuro suggested, perhaps the quality of your sleep is not great for one reason or another. Or maybe you're one of those people who just needs more than 7 hours/night. If possible, try giving yourself an additional hour of sleep per night for a week and see if that helps. During the times I was in a similar situation, quick afternoon cat nap (no more than 20 mins) followed by caffeine usually did the trick- catnaps can be good for your alertness, just can't sleep so long that you start to go into a full sleep cycle. Alternately I've cleared a space in my house to pace back and forth slowly while reading. I really like the noise cancelling headphones idea.
  5. Spydra

    Spydra 2+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Are you exercising? I find the only times I'm dragging during the day or literally falling asleep is when I've slacked on my workouts. 30 minutes of moderate cardio a few times a week (even just power walking) is enough to keep my energy levels up.

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