Can You Survive an All-Nighter?

  • Joey Upper

The short answer is “Yes,” but bear with us, here.

We’ve all found ourselves there at one point or another. Whether we procrastinated our way into it or we actually didn’t have time to get our work done, we’re now facing a dreaded all-nighter. An all-nighter can sometimes be necessary, but studying all night can sometimes do more harm than good. Is it bad to study all night before a test? Learn how to study effectively for your next all-nighter here.

Is it Bad to Study All Night Before a Test?

No one really thinks that it’s a good thing to study all night before a test. According to professors at PSU, not only does studying all night make you worse at remembering what you’re trying to learn at the moment, but it also will lower your performance and memory the next day. So if you’re wondering whether it’s bad to study all night before a test, the answer is a resounding “yes.”

But sometimes, we don’t have any other choice. When that happens, we need to make sure we maximize what we do end up learning. Here’s how to do it.

Studying All Night: How to Succeed With an All-Nighter

Here’s how you can get the most out of your next all-nighter. Note that this won’t suddenly make an all nigher a good idea. But it’ll help lessen the impact of sleep deprivation.

  • If possible, find a friend to study with. This is sort of like a workout buddy, but for studying. Make sure this is someone who will actually help you study though, not just distract you.
  • Try to get as much sleep as you can the night before your all-nighter. This will help keep you feeling awake, alert, and fresh.
  • Make sure you work in a brightly-lit area. It may be tempting to study in the dark during your all-nighter, but this is a recipe for getting tired – and further disaster. 

Follow these tips, and you’ll be able to make the best out of a not-so-great situation. And who knows, you might even be able to nail that test you’re cramming for!

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