Here is a scientifically proven recommendation to help you do better on your final exams:

According to Dr. Matthew Walker, the director of Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at Berkeley, sleep can improve learning and memory. He came up with this conclusion after conducting scientific studies for a couple of decades. Since I know you are studying for your finals and won’t read a long paragraph, I will just share with you how you can put these studies in practice and do better on your finals.

Study for an exam and focus on the content …

Then go to bed!

Your brain will process the information and you continue improving your memory of the facts you just learned while you are sleeping. Athletes also use this technique to improve their motor movements. Based on neuroimaging studies, the peak time for this effect happens during the last two hours of an 8-hour sleep. For instance, if you go to bed at 11:00 pm, the two hours of sleep between 5:00 to 7:00 am are the most precious hours. So, don’t go to bed at midnight and set your alarm to wake up at 4 am to study. Continue sleeping.

Good night and good luck on your finals!