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Sleep Deprivation

Are All-Nighters Bad for Your Health?

Why your last-minute study habits may be worse for you than you think. Cramming for a test until sunrise or staying up all night to complete a work project may seem harmless, but the tactic could actually backfire. Students who pull all-nighters have greater difficulty concentrating and making decisions, as well as delayed reaction times, compared with their classmates who get a good night’s sleep. All of this can make your everyday performance more challenging, whether your need to ace a test or wow a client with your business presentation. Plus, a lack of shut-eye can worsen your memory, which means that all that time spent reviewing flash cards until 5:00am could end up…