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Is it even possible to do at least 5 hours of revison a day and get 8 hours of sleep? watch

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    Hey all,
    So, with GCSEs being right around the corner, I've been trying to revise for the last 2 weeks for 5 hours a day, with moderate success, since I didn't revise at all in January and February. However, in order to do so, I have to cut into my sleep by working right up to midnight, where I wake up at 7. I've cut all kinds of fun and distractions out of my life, and haven't watched a single episode of friends in weeks. I don't even let myself listen to music unless the revision is light. Despite all this, I still can't get 8 hours of sleep, and the impacts of this are apparently really quite awful. I revise from the first thing in the morning til when I get ready to school, as well, in order to spread revision throughout the day. I also don't count school revision sessions. I usually start revision at 5 tho I usually leave this til 6pm, yet I always finish revision past midnight. Maybe I'm wasting time here and there.

    Can anyone suggest something to help me get good sleed good and at least 5 hours of revisiom daily?

    Thank you all in advance!
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    Hi, I have similar issue as you, but I have not given up any of my interests such as music. I usually sleep at 12 and get up at 6, which is not really 8 hours.
    But it is important to know that doing 5 hours a day doesn’t mean you are memorising or learning at every second. You can first outline what you want to do everyday ( on topics that you struggle but not a long list though ) and do them sectionally with high concentration for 20 minutes every time. It can save you time and you can sleep more. Try not to be distracted by your phone during your revision (which I am really struggling with).
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    (Original post by theeetimdoherty)
    Hey all,
    So, with GCSEs being right around the corner, I've been trying to revise for the last 2 weeks for 5 hours a day, with moderate success, since I didn't revise at all in January and February. However, in order to do so, I have to cut into my sleep by working right up to midnight, where I wake up at 7. I've cut all kinds of fun and distractions out of my life, and haven't watched a single episode of friends in weeks. I don't even let myself listen to music unless the revision is light. Despite all this, I still can't get 8 hours of sleep, and the impacts of this are apparently really quite awful. I revise from the first thing in the morning til when I get ready to school, as well, in order to spread revision throughout the day. I also don't count school revision sessions. I usually start revision at 5 tho I usually leave this til 6pm, yet I always finish revision past midnight. Maybe I'm wasting time here and there.

    Can anyone suggest something to help me get good sleed good and at least 5 hours of revisiom daily?

    Thank you all in advance!
    Bro 5 hours a day is too much for GCSE you're gonna end up frying your brain. Maybe just do a past paper or two a day and have a bigger revision session on Saturday and take Sunday off. You need to realize if you're tired and unmotivated the revision you do won't be quality revision and you'll be wasting your time. If you really want to do 5 hours a day try maybe doing 40 mins work 20 mins break five times,5 hours straight is terrible for you
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    @Sammyksl For me, I made my phone go back and white and now it's no longer addictive. You never realise just how bright and colourful phone screens are. Snapchat and Instagram both include as much colour as possible to keep your brain hooked from the stimulation by colour. Als, I revise primarily by making Quizlets which I can use in the future, but nevertheless are a way to revision. I hear they're good to have when you're cramming before exams.
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    (Original post by jake4761)
    Bro 5 hours a day is too much for GCSE you're gonna end up frying your brain. Maybe just do a past paper or two a day and have a bigger revision session on Saturday and take Sunday off. You need to realize if you're tired and unmotivated the revision you do won't be quality revision and you'll be wasting your time. If you really want to do 5 hours a day try maybe doing 40 mins work 20 mins break five times,5 hours straight is terrible for you
    Everyone keeps on telling me that, but I believe that it's not so hard to do when you have ambitious aims. I guess I'll keep going until I burn out, in which case I'll take a break. But, until that happens, every second spent not revising is a wasted second. I feel really guilty if I ever waste time doing nothing when I could have revised.
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    Personally, I'd agree with jake4761, 5 hours is a bit much. I'm currently in an equivalent year on another education system, most I do is 3h a night on weekdays - five at some weekends. Although it may be working now, over time it can become worse and if you're missing out on sleep it won't help. Eventually, you may "burn out" as stated above. I'd try to settle for a better number of hours, get all the sleep you can and take some breaks - to socialise, for a walk and so on. This should help to retain focus If you're feeling guilty about not revising - I get it, but remember that there's more to life than studying, I often forget about everything else when I study, but going out helps to reduce stress and there's no point revising if you're demotivated and half asleep!
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    24 - 8 - 5 = 11, it’s more than possible!
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    revise 5-10 and sleep at 11?
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    Please have a life outwith school work, it will be limited due to exams but you're just going to hate everything.
    Also unless you have the ability to work that late, you tend to be slower and not process as much information. I tend to stop when I get tired. Instead of giving yourself a set number of hours to revise, maybe do a set number of tasks and then you'd finish earlier.
    Do a couple of hours on school nights(2/3), also remember homework technically is revision to. Then do more at the weekend, don't exhaust yourself so much
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    Haha that's actually a really good idea. Might try that.
 
 
 
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