make your study plan long or short. Make sure
to plan your time, and don’t put studying off until
the last minute. It may seem tempting, however,
being prepared will help you feel more confident
when it comes time to write the exam.
Organize Before Your Exam
Make sure that you have all that you will need the
night before your exam. If youmay require a pencil,
a calculator, and an eraser, ensure that you have
them. The more together you are, then the less
stressed you will be.
Eat And Drink
If you’re allowed to take food and drink in, do so.
Fruits and veggies help the mind work. If you’re
going to bring a bottle of water, then tear off the
label as it could arouse suspicion that you may
have the answers written down if you leave the
When eating the night before, drink water or fresh
juice, and stay away from sugary drinks.
Eat breakfast! It will help keep your mind alert. Try
eggs, toast, cheese and a glass of juice. When
eating cereal, stay away from sugar. Don’t have
any coffee, as it can stimulate and cause you to
stay awake, but then later make you drowsy.
Show Up On Time
This is a given, however, you would be surprised
as to the number of students who miss the start of
exams. You may not be allowed in once the exam
has started, but if you are, make sure that you
first concentrate on the most valuable questions.Tel: 613-580-6744, TTY: 613-580-9656 Toll free: 1-866-426-8885 Monday toFriday from9am to4pm ottawa.ca/health Free confidential information and advice on: - Immunization - Breastfeeding - Tobacco cessation - Physical activity and healthy eating - HIV/AIDS and sexual health - Food safety
Why You’re Not Sleeping
School, exams, work, it can all build up. Amajority
of people tend to take things home with them,
either physically or mentally. Being a student, it
makes sense you have a lot on your plate and it
can be hard to shut your mind off at the end of a
busy day. If you find yourself still trying to solve
issues, and your mind just refuses to stop and be
quiet, it can make it much more difficult for your
body to transition between sleep stages.
When under stress, many students compensate
by increasing their caffeine consumption to make
it through the entire day. Caffeine can exacerbate
stress levels and significantly affect the amount
and quality of sleep you get.
This is a stress hormone that plays a key role in
the fight or flight response, that jolt of energy you
feel when you are overly threatened and stressed
that enables you to respond. Chronic stress can
lead to elevated levels of cortisol, and in turn can
disrupt sleeping patterns.
A busy and hectic semester can take away from
the time you have to dedicate to sleeping. If you
find yourself constantly pushing your bedtime to
later and later times to get things done, or getting
up earlier in the name of productivity, you may
feel exhausted a lot of the time and not realize the
toll lack of sleep is actually taking.www.canada-insurance-source.com www.dart.on.ca www.helplegal.ca www.wewinoritsfree.com
Getting lots of rest before the big day is essential.
Try not to get stressed out, and soak in a hot bath
before bedtime. Do not drink tea, coffee, or any
other caffeinated drinks, as this is what makes
you stay awake. If you are having trouble, you
can refer to the next article on why you may not
be sleeping, and solutions to help you get rest.Getting Sleep When Stressed
When in school, sleep is extremely important.
Although it may sometimes be limited, you still
need it. Stress is one of the multiple factors that
prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep. A
racing mind, the sweats, and even hunger may
accompany the stressors that keep you awake
at night.Stephen Woodworth Member of Parliment Kitchener Centre WISHING YOU ALL GREAT SUCCESS! www.stephenwoodworth.ca YOUR VOICE IN OTTAWA