Studying and sleeping are two essential parts of succeeding in an academic setting. The expression “the early bird gets the worm” suggests that people who wake up early garner more success in life. But why? This paper looks into the effect of a person’s chronotype (if you’re a morning person or an evening person) on study techniques and academic success. There are many different ways to study and comprehend material, with different techniques being most beneficial during different times of day. If you’ve ever felt like a study technique that works great for a friend is impossible for you to do, it may in part be related to your Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire score. This paper will explore the circadian rhythm, morning and evening type students, and study techniques that work best for varying personalities.
Crippin AL. From ZZZ’s to A’s: how your sleep cycle affects how you study. BU Well. 2017;2:4-6.