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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

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    Hi,

    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.

    Thanks.
    Hassan
     
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  3. WisNeuro

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

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    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

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    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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