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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.
Best study time depends on lifestyle, Pixabay

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.
Study during day if you can utilize the day effectively

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
study, representational image, Pixabay

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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Study Reveals Shape and Structure of The Milky Way Galaxy

So our Milky Way's twists are rare but not unique, they said

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Earth is part of the Milky way galaxy. Wikimedia

The Milky Way’s disk of stars is not stable or flat but instead becomes increasingly “warped” and twisted far away from the galaxy’s centre, according to astronomers.

“We usually think of spiral galaxies as being quite flat, like Andromeda which you can easily see through a telescope,” said Professor Richard de Grijs from Macquarie University in Australia.

To understand, the team used 1,339 “standard” stars, each up to 100,000 brighter than our sun, to map the real shape of our home galaxy.

The new 3D map of our galaxy showed that the warped Milky Way disc also contains young stars and confirmed that the warped spiral pattern is caused by torque from the spinning of the Milky Way’s massive inner disc of stars, accordoing to the study published in the Nature Astronomy journal.

From a great distance, our galaxy would look like a thin disk of stars that orbit once every few hundred million years around its central region, where hundreds of billions of stars, together with a huge mass of dark matter, provide the gravitational “glue” to hold it all together.

Representational Image of Milky Way.
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

But the pull of gravity becomes weaker far away from the Milky Way’s inner regions. In the galaxy’s far outer disk, the hydrogen atoms making up most of the Milky Way’s gas disk are no longer confined to a thin plane, but they give the disk an S-like warped appearance.”It is notoriously difficult to determine distances from the Sun to parts of the Milky Way’s outer gas disc without having a clear idea of what that disc actually looks like,” said Xiaodian Chen from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

“This research provides a crucial updated map for studies of our galaxy’s stellar motions and the origins of the Milky Way’s disk,” added Licai Deng, also from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Astronomers have observed a dozen other galaxies which showed similar progressively twisted spiral patterns in their outer regions.

So our Milky Way’s twists are rare but not unique, they said.  (IANS)