When the time of the exam comes you might become a caffeine addict. I get that, I was a student once too – it makes you going and you keep on going – like c-r-a-z-y. Sleepless nights, pages of material, your blood is pumping all of that good hormones and you feel like you can’t be stopped.
Maybe you are telling to yourself – yeah, I do that sometimes, but it’s not that bad – I do not drink all of these awful energy drinks, I only do coffee when I really need it. It helps me to get through exams, so what’s the problem?
Let’s examine that.
There are many things asking for a college student’s attention, and most students are looking for all the help they can get when it comes to focusing on their schoolwork.
Luckily, caffeine can help in this area.
Caffeine itself may not make students smarter, but it does increase the brain’s ability to concentrate. It depends though – if you are a naturally energetic person (like I am – ADHD probably ;D) – it may be too much and it can only make you not be able to sit in one place.
One study of older adults found that caffeine helps with the memory decline that is common in the later afternoon.
Though not all college students tend to have the same type of memory decline associated with the time of day, many students do struggle with taking early morning tests.
There is also another study that shows that caffeine can help there, too. There are also studies showing that caffeine can help anyone recall information better during the time of day when they aren’t usually at their best performance.
As studies can not always give us a direct answer, in this case, it seems pretty plausible that caffeine boosts memory – but like everything else in life – you have to check for yourself.
3. Caffeine While Studying
So is caffeine good or bad for studying? There are several benefits of caffeine that can help students succeed in college, especially when it comes to completing course material and studying.
Caffeine can help students focus, be more alert in the classroom or library, and have the energy they need to tackle their to-do lists. But be careful with becoming dependant on it – it is a lot smarter to be able to study without that and only use it as an emergency tool.