People may get eight hours of nightly sleep on some days throughout the week, but it is important to develop consistent sleep patterns to maintain a high level of mental capacity.
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Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
iSuperLearn (http://www.iSuperLearn.com), the leading online review system for medical professionals, is releasing its top tips on how much sleep is necessary for prime mental functionality.
“The nursing profession is more in demand than ever, which makes getting into the field that much more competitive,” says Dr. Jerald La Rose, founder of iSuperLearn. “Even an extra hour of nightly sleep boosts mental performance, which can be the difference in excelling on your NCLEX.”
According to the National Sleep Foundation, a person’s basal sleep requirement—the amount of sleep the body of a healthy adult needs on a regular basis for optimal performance—is seven to eight hours every night. However, Dr. La Rose notes that sleep is often based on the individual and can vary based on age, gender, genetics, and even lifestyle. (Source: “How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?” National Sleep Foundation web site; http://sleepfoundation.org/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need, last accessed April 8, 2014.)
“Sleep debt, the amount of accumulated sleep that is lost to poor sleep habits, sickness, awakenings due to environmental factors, or other causes, is another consideration and should play a factor in how much sleep is actually needed each night,” Dr. La Rose explains. “People may get eight hours of nightly sleep on some days throughout the week, but it is important to develop consistent sleep patterns to maintain a high level of mental capacity.” (Source: Ibid.)
Dr. La Rose notes that there are times that people biologically feel sleepy; those instances usually occur during the mid-afternoon and overnight. Naps are typically a good solution, but are often not possible due to most people’s hectic schedules. In cases where napping is not an option, connecting with nature is another possibility; this can include going for a walk or ride through a trail or even an extended hike. In the high-stress medical field, this can go a long way towards relieving tension, clearing the mind, and reviving energy.
“Getting more sleep means you will have a better chance at passing any test or exam,” Dr. La Rose concludes. “Cramming the night before an exam and depriving yourself of sleep is not the most effective solution for optimal performance. Combining healthy study habits that incorporate iSuperLearn with a good night’s rest is the best chance at performing well on the NCLEX.”
iSuperLearn is an advanced online review system designed to help medical professionals learn and retain their course material in a fast and easy way, using the fusion of several advanced audio technologies backed by the science of whole-mind learning. iSuperLearn currently provides online super learning courses in Veterinary Essentials (NAVLE), Chiropractic Essentials (NBCE), and Nursing Essentials (NCLEX), while the iSuperLearn Dental Essentials and MD Essentials programs are currently under development. The iSuperLearn system also comes with a six-month money-back guarantee; upon failure to achieve a passing grade after conscientiously using the iSuperLearn materials for six months, simply send iSuperLearn proof of failure to receive a full 100% refund on the annual subscription fees. For more information on iSuperLearn, visit http://www.iSuperLearn.com.