Side Effect of Night Reading
There has always been various controversies and questioning on this topic about night reading and its effects.
Some say it is only at night that they can read and understand because of the cool environment during this period.
I want every individual to be aware that your night has been scheduled for rest so your body system can be rekindle for the next days job.
Scientific research shows that we sleep at night simply because of the disappearance of the sun. When the sun goes down:
• Your body temperature reduces a bit
• Your brain waves also reduce,
• Also,an hormone called melatonin is released by the brain which make the eyes heavy and automatically close by itself.
When we sleep well, we wake up feeling refreshed and alert for our daily activities. Sleep affects how we look, feel and perform on a daily basis, and can have a major impact on our overall quality of life.
If sleep is cut short, the body doesn’t have time to complete all of the phases needed for muscle repair, memory consolidation and release of hormones regulating growth and appetite.
As you go about your daily activities, your brain is exposed to thousands of stimuli — auditory, visual, neurosensory. And it can’t possibly process. all that information as it comes in. A lot of the tagging and archiving of memories occurs at night while you’re sleeping. It’s a bit like what goes on in a library.
All the books dropped off in the book repository during the day are dusted off and cataloged at night. People who think they’ve adapted well to sleeping just four or five hours a night are often wrong; memory tests show they are not functioning optimally.
If you say there is no time to read during the day or there are no quiet places for you to read during the day, that will definitely be a lie because you can never find time except you create one.
Most times, the best period to read is immediately after learning it because then, the words heard while it is being explained are still fresh in the brain, so complementing it with reading at that instance gets you to store over 80% of it.
Scientifically, the best time to sleep is 10pm, so if you will tap into your sleeping hours, latest by 11pm you sould be asleep so you can wake up as early as 4:00am to read again.
One bad habit of most student which isn’t right is to start going for night classes when the exam is around the corner. What that means is that you have been un-serious from the beginning of the semester or term.
The basic fact is that if you have develop the habit of never to sleep over a topic you are taught each day, all you will need do at the verge of your exam period is pure revision.
NB: The essence of this write-up is not to create in you the habit to start sleeping beyond normal. It is not a go ahead to sleep always, it is just telling you to make use of your sleeping hours as nature as willed it to ensure a stable health.
Sleeping is also a drug that enhance success, it will be disastrous to spend hours out of bed to prepare for an exam and start sleeping in the exam hall.