What’s More Important for students ….. Sleep Or Exercise?

Since both exercise and sleep are good for students, this predicament is far more
common than you’d think. However, the answer as to how one can definitively
balance one against the other is not as hard as you might think.
On a cold, dark morning when students find themselves waking up to a cloudy
overcast sky, a warm bed can seem insidiously alluring. And for most of the
students , who have managed to study past midnight, going back to sleep can
seem like a far more sensible choice when compared to an early morning jog.
Unfortunately, most of students also have a lifestyle where they are in desperate
need of both good sleep and good exercise, and having to choose between the
two can be critical at times. So how do they choose?

 

The Answer To Your Problems

In fact, experts believe that for a prolonged and effective study or workout
session, it is very important to have rested for 7 to 8 hours at night. Fewer
hours of rest not only results in the poor motivation to study or workout ,
but it will also adversely affect your level of concentration and energy.

On the other hand, getting at least 30 to 45 minutes of exercise every day will
improve the quality of sleep. If you often find yourself going to bed feeling very
tired but then lie awake staring at the ceiling or getting distracted because of
social media is because your mind refuses to ‘switch off’, the reason is simple.
While you are mentally exhausted, you still have a lot of pent up physical energy
that keeps restful sleep at bay. So exercise is the key for deep sleep, which is
more restorative and effective for memory, performance as well as physical
health.
Because sweating and snoozing share a bidirectional relationship, it makes the
answer to the students predicament simpler – Students cannot compromise on
either sleep or exercise. And to make sure they get both, it might be better to get
an extra hour of sleep in the mornings, but students should ensure that they take
out an hour from their busy schedule every evening to get some exercise done.

 

Don’t Give Up On The Zzz’s

 

Students should not rob themselves of sleep only to get some exercise, as it
could have more repercussions in the longer run. Getting fitter and staying
healthy is all good, but always remember that sleep plays an important role in
student’s health as well.

Sleeping lesser to fit a study routine could be counterproductive for students
health in many ways, which is why they need to take a good look into their
lifestyle and take a personal call on some days when they absolutely MUST
choose between sleep and exercise.

The easiest way to achieve a balance – go to bed 30 to 40 minutes earlier so that
they get more sleep, without having to skip gym time in the mornings

 

Sneha Mehta
Nutritionist at Campus Students Communities

 

 

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