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Day or Night – Which is the Right Time to Study?

If someone likes studying in a quiet environment, nighttime is the best as people around are less active and intense during these hours.

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If your child is comfortable using a combination of study techniques, give them the support they need in figuring out how to go about with their engineering preparation.
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When it comes to preparing for a tough competitive examination like IIT-JEE, which is the right time to study is an interesting question to ask. However, can the time of the day that one chooses to study really make a difference? Well, that depends if someone is a morning person or a night owl. Interestingly, each time of the day has its own loyal advocates who can list down endless benefits of their preferred time to convince others.

To be honest, each student is different, and this endless debate has no concrete and clear winner. Some students get more out of studying in the morning while others find night as the best time to study. So, what is the result? Which time should one prefer?

Here are a few benefits of both night and daytime studying that will help students choose the right time based on their preference for a fruitful engineering preparation.
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Here are a few benefits of both night and daytime studying that will help students choose the right time based on their preference for a fruitful engineering preparation.

Benefits of Studying During the Day

For students, who are pumped up with energy during the day, choosing the sunlight hours will work the best for them. The energy helps in focusing better and absorbing the information more effectively. The benefits of studying during the day include:

  • After a refreshing and good night’s sleep, brain’s concentration power increases. In addition, the body is likely to have more energy to pull out a longer study session.
  • With our society structured in a way that everything is active during the day, bookshops and libraries become easily accessible.
  • Natural light keeps the brain in alert mode. Furthermore, natural light is better for the eyes as opposed to artificial light that hurts and affects the natural sleep rhythm.
  • Contacting friends or teachers during the daytime is easier to solve any doubts that one may have.

Benefits of Studying During the Night

For students, who are more energetic in the later part of the day, choosing evening or nighttime will prove to be an effectivetime to study. The peaceful environment and fewer distractions during the night significantly contribute to effective learning. The benefits of studying during the night include:

  • If someone likes studying in a quiet environment, nighttime is the best as people around are less active and intense during these hours.
  • Libraries are usually vacant during the evening, it becomes easier to concentrate in a space that is rather
  • The brain functions differently at night and opens avenues for creative thinking.
  • During wee hours social networks are less active as most people are asleep; thus, resulting in fewer distractions.
  • Last but not the least, sleeping after studying can improve recall and consolidate information.
So, if your child is preparing for IIT-JEE or NEET from any of the reputed centres like Aakash Institute, as a parent, it's your responsibility to help your child find the right study time
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Though there are many benefits associated with nighttime learning, one disadvantage it carries is that one may lose track of time and end up pulling an all-nighter. Less sleep is body’s greatest enemy and can end up breaking those Circadian rhythms that govern the body’s sleeping pattern.

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When is the Best Time to Study?

It all depends on the lifestyle. The critical thing to keep here in mind is to give the body the right amount of sleep. So, whether someone is a morning person or a night-owl, keeping a tab on sleep hours will keep the mind fresh, active and open to new information.

Final Words!

So, if your child is preparing for IIT-JEE or NEET from any of the reputed centres like Aakash Institute, as a parent, it’s your responsibility to help your child find the right study time. If your child is comfortable using a combination of study techniques, give them the support they need in figuring out how to go about with their engineering preparation.

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US Cancels A Planned Alcohol Study Over Trust Issues

NIH Director Francis Collins temporarily suspended the study

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A photo made with a fisheye lens shows bottles of alcohol in a liquor store in Salt Lake City. The National Institutes of Health said Friday that it was canceling a study of moderate drinking's health benefits because the results could not be trusted. Beer and liquor companies were helping to underwrite it.
This June 16, 2016, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, shows bottles of alcohol during a tour of a state liquor store, in Salt Lake City. Cheap liquor, wine and beer have long been best-sellers among Utah alcohol drinkers, but new numbers from Utah's tightly-controlled liquor system show local craft brews, trendy box wines and flavored whiskies are also popular choices in a largely teetotaler state. VOA

The U.S. government is shutting down a planned study testing whether moderate drinking has health benefits over concerns that its funding by the alcohol industry would compromise its credibility.

The National Institutes of Health said Friday that the results of the planned $100 million study could not be trusted because of the secretive way that employees negotiated with beer and liquor companies to underwrite the effort.

Government officials say it is legal to use industry money to pay for government research as long as all rules are followed. However, in this case, NIH officials say employees did not follow proper procedures, including keeping their interactions with industry officials secret.

NIH Deputy Director Lawrence Tabak said the interactions between the employees and industry representatives appeared to “intentionally bias” the study so that it would have a better chance to conclude that moderate drinking is beneficial.

An NIH review panel was also concerned that the study’s proposed span of 10 years was too short a time period to adequately test the potential problems of a daily drink, such as an increased risk of cancer or heart failure.

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NIH Director Francis Collins temporarily suspended the study last month after reporting by The New York Times first raised questions about the funding policy violations. Collins said Friday that he was completely shutting down the research.

“This is a matter of the greatest seriousness,’’ he said.

The study had planned to track two groups of people, one group drinking a glass of alcohol a day and another abstaining from alcohol. The study had planned to compare new cases of cardiovascular disease and the rate of new cases of diabetes among participants.

Some of the world’s largest alcoholic beverage makers, including Anheuser-Busch InBev and Heineken, had contributed to the study, although Anheuser-Busch InBev had recently withdrawn its contribution.

The NIH said of the $67.7 million raised from private donations, nearly all from the alcohol industry, $11.8 million, had been spent for the study.

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The NIH’s National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) had planned to spend $20 million of its own money for the study. It said $4 million had been spent.(VOA)