Time for Bed!

Whenever I hear "Time for Bed", it brings back childhood memories of my mom trying to get me to turn off the hockey game to get ready for bed. Luckily, my dad encouraged me to become a hockey fanatic and I usually got to stay up for an extra period.

However, back on topic...The odds are you are reading this at 2am while you are worrying about passing the CFE. I will continue to preach that the CFE process is a marathon during which you have to take care of your well-being so that you can continue to learn and grow over the weeks leading to the exam. A significant part of this is getting enough good quality sleep.

If you do not sleep enough, over time, it will affect your ability to process information (and the CFE cases can bombard you with a remarkable amount of information at once!) and your memory (which affects technical debriefs and recall). 

As difficult as this might be to read, late night studying is less beneficial for you. My belief is that studying for an hour or two less late at night and getting additional sleep instead will help you in your CFE journey in the long run. It is all a matter of balancing studying and life! I've attached below a link to a fun video that explains why sleep is so important. 

There are writers who have the best intentions to go to bed early enough to get 7-8 hours of sleep, and then are unable to fall asleep. Alternatively, they may not sleep well, and wake up feeling tired still. The good news is that I found another great article from Harvard University that provides some simple ways to improve the quality of your sleep. Please click here read it.

If you find this useful and want even more great advice for writing the CFE, please contact me to work as your mentor.