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Health tips during exams period.

Now that we enter the exams period, preparation mode is on with sleepless nights and stressful minds. And with that also comes a bunch of health conditions which we are usually unaware of, or just simply ignore.

Dr Aukhojee Yasheel, doctor and director of Médecin à domicile elaborates on the common health hazards to be aware of during exams period.

Tests and exams can be a challenging part of school life for children and young people and their parents. The doctor lists the following symptoms that can be manifested among children and young people.

  • Anxiety

  • Feeling tense

  • headaches and stomach aches

  • not able to sleep properly

  • irritability

  • loss of interest in food or sometimes eat more than normal

  • not enjoying activities that one usually enjoys

  • low or negative mood

  • one feels hopeless about his/her future

Side effects of studying till late on the eve of exams

The doctor recalls that we only pull all-nighters when we have fallen behind and are trying to rapidly catch up on information or a project. ‘Teens who stay up late at night cramming are more likely to have academic problems the following day: doing poorly on the test that they studied fo