I go on YouTube often and I came across the video, “What If You Stopped Sleeping?” by the AsapSCIENCE channel. I want to share it here because it talks about the effects of not having enough or having too much sleep – which is very timely because finals week is fast-approaching.
Finals week goes hand-in-hand with the intense procrastination, stress-eating, distractions, and of course, all-nighters. Some like to study early then have a good amount of sleep and some study a few days before but still have little sleep. While I, and I think of most of us, like to start studying late and take the exam with no sleep at all. Sleep goes down the list of my priorities during finals week.
After watching this video, I am now more aware (and scared) of the consequences of not having enough sleep. It also made me think about the many things that cause my bad sleeping habits. I realized that I lack sleep in general (even if it isn’t finals week) not mainly because of academics, but because of social media and org work. Both social media and org work are the main things that affect my academic performance. What usually happens is I spend all my time on the Internet and org tasks, and then I end up cramming everything academic-related at night. In order to fix my sleeping habits, I have to know my priorities, avoid distractions, and stop cramming. This video really motivated me to study early and prepare well for my finals. I hope you learn something from this video too!
SORIANO, Anna Bettina F.