If you search “doing homework in bed” online, you’ll find about a million articles explaining why you shouldn’t. The internet will shower you with studies about everything from not being able to sleep at night to potential psychological problems. However, as a professional bed studier (and fantastic sleeper), I can say with complete certainty: doing homework in bed is the best way to do it! Here’s why.
It’s the comfiest place on campus.
First of all, your bed is your body’s own personal heaven. It’s the comfiest place you can find not just on campus, but anywhere. If you had the choice of sitting in a soft, plush sofa or a hard, wooden chair, why in the world would you sit in the chair? That would be just as crazy as working at a hard desk instead of your cozy bed!
You don’t have to walk up a bajillion flights of stairs just to get to a library.
Boston College has a lot of stairs. That’s a known fact. Why would you put yourself through 30 minutes of a gruesome calf workout and exposure to the freezing wind and snow just so you can study in a library? You could spend those extra 30 minutes of torture studying (or watching an episode of Friends) in your warm, cozy bed.
You can wear anything you want.
You don’t have to worry about putting a bra or pants on when you’re studying in your bed. You could literally wear anything and no one would know or care!
You can play music out loud in the background.
Some people can’t focus with music, but for those who can, working in your bed is perfect for it! You can play whatever you want without having to worry about wearing earphones, your music being too loud, or people judging you for dancing along. It will also prevent you from falling asleep!
Moral of the story: start doing your homework in bed!
Tips for Doing Homework In Bed:
Invest in a good bedrest pillow so you have the proper back support.
My life was significantly changed for the better after getting on of these. You can find these basically anywhere, in any color, and for pretty cheap. Target has great plush ones for under $20. Some even have little pockets on the sides!
Keep the main light on! And if that isn’t enough, get another one!
Keeping the main light on will keep you focused and awake. Good lighting also reduces eye strain and mental fatigue!
Get some snacks to hold you over.
Before going back to my room to study I ALWAYS grab a snack to hold me over until I finish studying. I would recommend an apple, popcorn, or crackers!
Sit on top of your made bed. If you’re cold, put a blanket over you.
Whatever you do, DO NOT go under the covers. This is the reason lots of people will fall asleep while studying. If you make your bed and work on top of it, you’ll be just as comfy and will stay awake. If you are cold, just put a blanket over you!
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