Most of us students are not morning people, and I can tell you from experience, that studying at night works best for me. However, studying in the morning is the best because you’ll have full of energy. Some of you probably feel tired in the morning, well that could be for two reasons which clearly would lead to tiredness right after awakening. First, if you didn’t get at least 7-8 hours of “consecutive” sleep then you will not feel well. When I say consecutive, I mean sleeping continuously sleeping without waking up in the middle of the night. Second reasons deals with over sleeping; if you over sleep then you will feel tired. Oversleeping can lead to tiredness because you glycogen stores will be depleted. Remember if you sleep for 10 hours or so, which means you haven’t eaten anything within that time frame so your body has little to no energy.
5. Ripe Bananas
You would be surprised how well ripe bananas can help; it has a good concentration of tyramine. When you study the autonomic pharmacology section you will learn about tyramine and how in helps in neurostimulation. Ripe bananas will definately wake you up.
USMLE Step 1 Fact: Tyramine is high in wine and in cheese, patients who take selegiline, a selective monoamino oxidase inhibitor type B, will have an emergency hypertension reaction.
What I mentioned will work for everyone if done consistently. Don’t expect it to help you right away, give it couple of days to see a significant difference. I have tried so many methods of studying in the morning and the best method for me is what I mentioned; try it and see if it works for you.