sleep or revise?

  • 6 votes

sleep or revise

Posted Thu 19th April, 2012 @ 09:11 by R V P

41 Answers

  • 20 votes

You can do both at the same time. I created audio files for me to listen to whilst I slept for my January exams and the upcoming June exams and it helps my recall a lot.  You can record yourself via mp3/phone/ computer and then listen to it at night. Or if you are really self-conscious about your voice, you could use a free text-to-speech converter such as abc2mp3 which is free and emails the file nearly instantly to your email's inbox. Put it on shuffle (or if you are rather technical and can put multiple files through an audio program such as Cubase to make one long one) you can learn most of it by morning. Your exams are extremely important but don't compromise your sleep at all as you really need it for your body to function correctly.

Hope this help =)

Answered Wed 25th April, 2012 @ 08:19 by Moira
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revise then sleep, your brain functions what you've just learned so it sticks....apparently :L

Answered Sat 21st April, 2012 @ 10:43 by katey
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A bit of both. 

I depends on how much sleep you need.

For me, I go to bed at 22:00 and then read for half an hour to relax my brain before sleep. I then get up at 06:00 do piano practice etc...

Also revise when you get home from school so that you are still in the work frame of mind :D

Hope this helps :D

Answered Tue 24th April, 2012 @ 20:26 by Olivia
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In my opinion, it's important to get sleep and revise as much as you can in the day. Then at night you can relax and unwind. Maybe light some scented candles and take a bath...whatever- the point teen age, sleep is needed. And those energy drinks are rubbish for you. You wouldn't want what happened to Will in the inbetweeners in his exam to happen to you would you? ;)

Answered Wed 25th April, 2012 @ 19:54 by J
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lol sleep!!!

Answered Thu 19th April, 2012 @ 11:08 by Sabah x
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Sleep, definitely. It's really important and you won't get your results if you don't rest your brain as well. Revise in the day. 

Answered Sat 21st April, 2012 @ 17:31 by India
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Sleep!!! Otherwise you will struggle the next morning

Answered Wed 9th May, 2012 @ 17:42 by Nisha~
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Sleep is more important than revising. If you don't get enough sleep, you can't revise. Fact.

Answered Thu 10th May, 2012 @ 10:22 by Harry
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Personally, I would advise a nice combination of both. I would say whatever time you go to sleep you are wanting to aim for 7 hours minimum. During exam sessions I have been known to even sleep 9 hours before an exam, wake up then get a few hours extra revision in before doing the exam. I find it impossible to revise at night time, and end up falling asleep or just using the time really inefficiently, so I aim to have all work out of the way by 6pm. Either way if the worst comes to worst, and you wake up before an exam absolutely shattered, take a trip to your local shop and buy some ProPlus. Thanks!

Answered Fri 11th May, 2012 @ 09:37 by Matt Wilson
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You need sleep to revise well! A bit of both will help understand what your learning as you're able to concentrate!

If you revise when you're tired... nothing will go in!

Answered Sun 13th May, 2012 @ 15:00 by _S
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I love to sleep all day! Ive got a big head! Im hard! I can take at least 7 18 year olds at once! Id give anyone a go! COME AND AV A GO IF YOU THINK YOUR HARD ENOUGH!

Answered Tue 8th May, 2012 @ 08:51 by RICHARD NUTTALL!!
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I agree with Moira, I made revision podcasts (used my phone and voice recorded myself) then I go to bed around 10pm, (at least 1 week before till after exams) and listern to them, then in the morning, I test myself, I have found it really helps

Answered Wed 9th May, 2012 @ 15:16 by Rebecca
Edited by Rebecca on Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 09:46
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I think it's best to revise early, like a few months before exam, that way you'll be more prepared for the exam and you'll be more familiar with the subject and content. So the night before your exam you shouldn't have to worry too much and get more sleep :)

Answered Wed 9th May, 2012 @ 22:14 by Mel
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depends what your doing- GCSES or A-levels.

But NEVER compromise sleep. It will **** you over. A simple fact.

Answered Wed 9th May, 2012 @ 22:23 by ANONYMOUS.!<3
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Sleep at least 7 hours a night so you can concentrate better during the day. But don't get distracted during revision time. I do an hour of revision with half an hour breaks in between. 

Answered Sun 13th May, 2012 @ 14:03 by Natasha Naeem
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Set yourself a reasonable timetable. I reccomend to go to bed at about 10-11pm each night. I personally find that staying up to revise does not work for me. What you want to do before bed is read or watch TV.

Try to wake up earlier and revise before school. For example: Go to bed at 9.30pm and then wake up at 5.30am. Have a shower and get dressed and have stuff ready for school. Get some breakfast and a coffee and try to start revising at 6am onwards. At about 7.30 get some more breakfast. Then at 8-8.30 you go to school. Then you have got a couple of hours revision already and school hasn't even started. :)

Answered Tue 15th May, 2012 @ 15:57 by Tezz
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During the day i get tired if i dont sleep however at night i cant work as the work doesnt sink in. So i work during the day for about an hour and i go asleep early Hope it helped

Answered Tue 24th April, 2012 @ 21:03 by farah
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Answered Fri 27th April, 2012 @ 17:12 by kitty
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both, 1/2 hour sleeping then 1/2 hour revising and on and on and on

it worked for me when i had my GCSEs science modules

Answered Fri 27th April, 2012 @ 17:18 by Nathan
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Answered Wed 2nd May, 2012 @ 13:51 by Oliver
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You mad bro?

Answered Tue 8th May, 2012 @ 09:04 by RICHARD NUTTALL!!
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Answered Tue 8th May, 2012 @ 09:05 by joe
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do both and actually make sure you are revising

Answered Tue 8th May, 2012 @ 18:39 by nyasha
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Revise cause i wanna do well lol

Answered Tue 8th May, 2012 @ 19:46 by katie
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REVISE i sleeped and wished i hadnt and plus you got your whole liife to sleep but not to revise 

Answered Thu 10th May, 2012 @ 19:01 by imi
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Sleep!! Then your brain is ready for revising when you wake up!

Answered Thu 10th May, 2012 @ 20:13 by Amy
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Answered Sun 13th May, 2012 @ 14:12 by ticcyboo
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its good to get some sleep but if u revise u wont remember it in da morning so just sleep and dont stress.... xxxx

Answered Sun 13th May, 2012 @ 20:07 by Atikah Zara.....
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revise all day before, but take very regular breaks and sleep. Maybe listen to your notes on an audio recording while you sleep, apparently that reaaallly helps :)

but get enough sleep, relax before you go to bed-don't stay up late, go to bed at around 10pm or something, don't get too tired.

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 21:25 by EstherTheBunny
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I'd say revise but sleep for AT LEAST 6 hours

Research shows that if you sleep for less than 6 hours every night, you don't get proper REM sleep (Rapid eye movement sleep) which means your memory gets worse. So sleep! or you might end up forgetting everything in your exams

Answered Wed 16th May, 2012 @ 23:04 by Bomsxx
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too many ditractions during the day :)

Answered Thu 19th April, 2012 @ 14:31 by flower123
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So resist them. Remember, never give up.

Answered Thu 19th April, 2012 @ 16:43 by Oliver
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no bt i deffo knw dt u r

Answered Tue 8th May, 2012 @ 09:04 by Sabah x
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Answered Tue 8th May, 2012 @ 09:06 by Sabah x
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beauty sleep :)

Answered Tue 8th May, 2012 @ 10:40 by Ayshh:)
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sleep babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

Answered Wed 9th May, 2012 @ 22:22 by ANONYMOUS.!<3
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haha lol i sooo agree wiv u  J =P...x

Answered Wed 25th April, 2012 @ 20:57 by Sabah x
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I revise best at night as if I do it during the day I get distracted or feel like I'm missing out. So for the past week I've stayed up till 4 revising, then get 2 hours sleep before school, then when I get home at 4 I'll sleep till about 7 and start revising again. I feel completely fine, not drained at all... Ihave got through an awful lot of red ball though.

Answered Thu 19th April, 2012 @ 12:52 by L!33!E
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i prefer to revise at night as well =) cant revise in the mornings so for the whole easter holidays ive been revising from 9pm to 5am :D since skoolsl started i start revising from 8pm to 12am now and revise in my frees in skool :p

Answered Thu 19th April, 2012 @ 13:54 by flower123
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y wud u wanna wste ur tym on revision wen u cud be havin a gr8 dream or scari nghtmre lol :P

Answered Thu 19th April, 2012 @ 21:28 by Sabah x
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You guys are seriously stupid. Why revise during the night? Just spend half an hour revision a day and yuo'll be fine.

Answered Thu 19th April, 2012 @ 14:04 by Oliver