Power Naps are a great way to boost your energy in the middle of the day!
If you are feeling drowsy and tired and still have a ton of homework to do, take a 20-30 minute power nap! It doesn’t take too much time and helps increase productivity.
1. They are most effective if they last 15-20 minutes;
2. They are good of alertness and motor performance
3. BETTER than caffeine. Caffeine just postpones your fatigue, while power naps actually get rid of it.
Best time of day to take a nap: 1-3 p.m. If taken after 4 p.m., you may disturb your sleep at night.
The KEY: 1) Understand all the concepts before you go on any further
2) Do practice problems to secure that understanding
— Follow along as your teacher explains a concept and try to understand it in class. If you have any questions, ask right away or after class so you don’t get behind. In math most concepts are built upon each other, so missing something early on might cause some trouble later!
— At home, do practice problems (on that same day) to help everything sink in. With no review, you could forget what you’ve already understood and it may be difficult to recall later on.
I’m taking a BioPsych course this quarter and have found that doing all these things really helps. I’m not behind on my readings and the amount of information is not as overwhelming as everyone says it is.