To all students taking Maths exams, do have a good night’s sleep before the exam!
Researchers found that higher scores were related to greater sleep quality, especially less awakenings rather than the actual length of time asleep.
The team of researchers, led by Dr Jennifer Cousins at the University of Pittsburgh, studied 56 adolescents and compared their sleep patterns with their exam grades.
They found those that enjoyed deeper, less disturbed, sleep were the most successful, especially in maths but also in English and history.
Those who fell asleep and awoke easily – especially at weekends – were found to have better exam results.
Higher maths scores were related to less night awakenings, less time spent in bed, higher sleep efficiency and great sleep quality.