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There are 6 comments on All-Nighters Hazardous to Health, Grades, Happiness

    1. But insomniacs chatting online discovered ASMR, basically because of Bob Ross videos, which is an incredibly effective tool to help get to sleep. And we’re still exploring it’s many other beneficial therapeutic effects.

  1. I unfortunately chose to attend a college that had a quarter system class scheduling system. My major was a Master’s Degree in Architecture. The problem with the quarter system scheduling is that class periods are 2.5 hours long and studio class periods are 5 hours long. If you have a class and a studio class back to back you are in class all day. Now you only have an evening left to do your class work. If that evening is not enough time, then you have to start pulling late nighters or worse all nighters.
    In my case, I average 10 all-nighters per quarter for 3 years. So, I did at least 90 all-nighters in 3 years since there are 3 quarters per academic year. Several times, I did all-nighters back to back. So, I probably did more than 90 all-nighters. The architecture classroom building was open 24 hours 7 days a week. A quarter is only 10 weeks long verses a 15 week semester system. I managed to graduate with a 3.72 overall and a 4.0 my final year in graduate level classes. I never wasted time at college. I never went to a single party either. I worked at my projects relentlessly. Many other students pulled all-nighters too at the architecture classroom building.
    My conclusion is DON’T EVER ATTEND A QUARTER SYSTEM COLLEGE. All of the all-nighters that I did still affects me to this day. Now, my body usually needs at least 8 hours a sleep at night. If I don’t get 8 hours of sleep at night I have a very difficult time getting a wake in the morning. I have been late to work a few times. Who ever thought that a quarter system college was a good idea is wrong. It is a fundamentally flawed educational system.
    During my undergraduate degree, I attended a semester system college and only had to do 1 all-nighter. This is because class periods are typically only 1 hour long. So, you can have 3 classes a day in only be in class for 3 hours total. The rest of the day you can do your class work.

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