Consuming copious amounts of caffeine, or taking anti-drowsiness medications, can completely backfire. Too much caffeine can cause you to get nervous and jittery, and can make you miss warning signs that you desperately need sleep. Push hard if you need to, but listen to what your body is trying to tell you.

carrot-thumbEat Well

Many of us tend to snack when we’re feeling anxious or nervous, but loading up on comfort foods, like mac and cheese, can make you drowsy and drain your energy. The last thing you want to deal with on exam day is that ‘food coma’ feeling! Eat light, healthy foods, and wait until after the test to break out the bad stuff.

Dress Right

We don’t exactly recommend showing up in sweatpants, but you don’t want to be so dressed up that you’re uncomfortable, either. Choose comfortable, reliable clothing that won’t distract you.

Get Plenty of Sleep

While some last-minute cramming is to be expected, nothing beats being well-prepared. The night before the test, do a last-minute refresher, but make sure to hit the hay early, so you’ll be fresh and rested for your exam.

Drink Water

Proper hydration is very important to brain function. Make sure to drink lots of water! Have a few extra glasses a day, starting 2-3 days before the test.

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