Finals Week is coming very soon for College Students. Every college student has to experience the hectic week of finals. It is very stressful for college students since it can be a deal-breaker between a good or bad grade. There are some ways to alleviate the stress and help you get through those late nights and the rest of the week.

Staying calm and focused through Finals Week

Netflix or Music: When you have some free time, watching a comforting TV show on Netflix can calm the nerves. Finals can be so stressful and hectic, so students just need to relax with a show that makes them laugh or comforts them. They need a few minutes to forget about the stressful exams and let loose.

Watching a short sitcom for a little while can help take your mind off things and let your brain rest.

Of course, you can’t go too overboard and watch a bunch of movies or episodes. Another alternative to relax the brain is listening to some soothing music like jazz or classical. Some people might not trust themselves to stop at just one episode, so listening to music is a good way to relax and not spend too much time doing it. You can even study and listen to music if the music doesn’t bother your focus.

Yoga: As we all know, Finals Week can be stressful, especially if you already suffer from anxiety or stress. According to Mayo Clinic, practicing yoga helps people reduce stress and anxiety. Doing a little bit of yoga each day during Finals Week will help you relax more when the time comes to take your exams.

Being stressed and taking tests is not a good combination. Also, being calmer will help you remember all those things you studied so hard for.

Group study sessions/studying in the library: Group study sessions or studying in the library can be very beneficial for any college student. In a group study session, you don’t have to study the same material in order to get through Finals Week. Just gather friends or fellow classmates and find a quiet place to study together. By being in a group, you can help each other stay motivated and throw procrastination out the window.

If you want to work alone, studying at the library can help with procrastination and distractions like skimming Facebook or texting a friend like some college students are prone to do when they want to put off studying. You can also take advantage of the library’s quiet atmosphere to help with your Concentration, especially if you have a roommate who invites friends over when you're trying to study.

Staying alert through Finals Week

Eat healthy snacks/meals: I know some students just want to eat junk food during Finals Week but eating a healthy snack or meal is the way to go.

You won’t feel bloated and you'll be able to concentrate better when you’re stomach is happy and healthy. You can eat something simple and healthy like fruit or a salad at the cafeteria. If you have no free time, have a sub delivered to the dorm.

Sleep: Professors and other college staff tell students to get plenty of sleep the day before exams, but sometimes it can be almost impossible to get enough sleep. However, the simple truth is you need sleep. As reported by Neuroscience News, sleep promotes memory retention by "enhancing memory stability." Therefore, you need sleep to help get enough rest to remember what you studied all week. Try to get at least six to eight hours of sleep the night before an exam. If that’s impossible, take some naps, even if you only have time to nap in the afternoon.

Coffee: Occasionally, you just have to stay awake all night studying or finishing up a paper for finals. There might not be any other choice, no matter how much you prepare and study. If Starbucks isn’t open, have your cheap coffee maker handy for those nights where you can’t seem to keep those eyes open. If you are lucky enough to have a Keurig machine, that will be really handy and fast for a quick coffee drink without having to waste time scooping coffee grounds. Of course, some students might take comfort in a warm cup of coffee, which will help reduce their stress and anxiety when it’s time to take a hard exam.