Knowing the best time to study is one of the most important concerns that students have in their quest to be great and achieve the learning outcomes they desire.
But really, Is there a best time to study?
There are recommended times to study but the best time to study depends on the student and what works best for them.
People are more productive at different times of the day. For some, early mornings are a great time to learn and stay focused. After a good night’s sleep and rest, their brains function better when they wake up in the morning.
Waking up with a fresh mind makes early mornings the best time to study and be effective.
For others, waking up in the middle of the night when the place is quiet without distractions is the best way to remain focused and study. They are often called ‘night people’ or ‘night owls’. They are more productive at night and achieve a lot when everyone else is asleep.
For some people, mid-days and early evenings are the best time to study. This is because they are wide awake, and their energy levels are high at this time of the day. They like to use natural light to study. These group of people are often concerned not to interrupt their sleep patterns; they are not productive at midnight and early mornings.
Just as people have different ways of studying, the best time to study varies depending on individual differences and how productive they are at certain times of the day.
Stick to whatever works for you and make sure you focus and maximize productivity at that time of the day.