Using your text book as a pillow rather than a reference can help your chances of getting a better grade. Then why do students believe that pulling an 'all-nighter ' before an exam will increase their chances of getting an 'A '? It seems that in our society, sleep has come second to our daily routine, disregarding its importance for productivity. Many people are bogged down with errands, career issues and studying that sleep becomes overlooked. However, most of what we accomplish can be streamlined into more efficient productivity by one minor adjustment; a full-nights rest.
According to the Journal of Nature Neuroscience, researchers have studied human memory by taking a PET scan of a group of people…show more content… The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 200,000 crashes each year involve drivers falling asleep at the wheel, and that thousands of Americans die in such accidents annually. Lack of sleep can cause memory and mood problems too, and may affect immune function, which could lead to an increased incidence of infection and other illnesses. (FDA Consumer magazine, July-August 1998)