Sleep the key to success - Durban matriculants

2016-01-06 15:08
(Kaveel Singh, News24)

(Kaveel Singh, News24)

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Durban – Two Star College pupils have declared that sleep was one of the contributing methods to their studying success.

Speaking to News24 on Wednesday, 18-year-old Sajayen Moodley said his seven distinctions were achieved partly by understanding the value of sleep.

"Sleep is very important. For me it was more a sort of power nap thing. If you take a 10 minute nap or even a 30 minute one, you feel a lot better. Previously I would sleep quite late and would wake up not feeling good.

"Of course, my regimen was more than just sleep. I think it depends on the person as well. You need to find what works for you and just keep using it."

According to Moodley, who was accepted to study agricultural engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, he thoroughly researched what he would pursue after school.

"It is important to do this. Initially I wanted to pursue a career in medicine, but thereafter I realised I would not get much sleep. I Googled the top 20 'most in demand jobs' and I proceeded to find what I loved."

Rahul Khemraz, 17, said he found the year to be challenging but "quite enjoyable".

"It was the last year of our schooling lives, so I tried to make the best of it. I improved from my trials and am hoping to pursue a career in architecture at UKZN as well."

According to Khemraz, his study regimen was stringent, with the youngster putting in work between the end of school and 20:00 every day.

"Some days I would go to midnight, but not often. I found that sleep is extremely important because it keeps you fresh and going strong. I also played sport once a week to balance my year out. I would tell the 2016 matrics to take it easy. If you made it through grade 11, you will be fine in matric.

"People putting you under pressure is the most stress you will experience. All you need to do is work consistently and rest well."

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