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    Hi everyone, I was just wondering, do you have sleep debt? It's a term I use for when I sleep for longer on the weekends. Now I don't have that problem anymore because I wake up at six, but there was a time when I slept all the way until twelve.
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    I do, if I've spent the whole week staying up until 3am every day cramming for tests or finishing homework I should've done the week before. However if I go to bed at 11pm latest, I have no problem with waking up early in the morning.
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    Which is more important? Getting a good night's sleep or cramming for exams? Say the exam was tomorrow, for example.
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    (Original post by hcam)
    Which is more important? Getting a good night's sleep or cramming for exams? Say the exam was tomorrow, for example.
    Always risk to cut out any sleep
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    I have trouble catching up on my sleep, but always notice SUCH an improvement in my concentration etc. when I manage to get a near normal amount. If there's any possibleity of you getting a good nights rest, take it! Cramming wont benefit you if you're over-tired, trust me
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    (Original post by hcam)
    Which is more important? Getting a good night's sleep or cramming for exams? Say the exam was tomorrow, for example.
    In that situation, I'd take the sleep definitely.
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    (Original post by hcam)
    Which is more important? Getting a good night's sleep or cramming for exams? Say the exam was tomorrow, for example.
    Sleep is always more important. The more sleep you get, the most stuff you will remember in the exam. Revision just before going to bed is actually the worst time to learn, you remember the least.

    Another thing, is that if you are trying to understand a concept by cramming the night before, if you did not understand it after studying it for months, it isn't suddenly going to click in 5 minutes, and if it does, it will click in the exam too.

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