There’s no denying it; it’s the brain’s drink of choice. Plus, hydration comes with benefits: alertness, focus, and calmness. From what I’ve read, not getting enough water leads to drowsiness and irritability. And besides, water is delicious. Especially the ice cold variety.
If you’re trying to stay up, black tea is the way to go. Add some lemon and mint, and you’ve got the elixir for a perfect score; mint has been shown to improve memory and concentration. Back in elementary school, our teachers would pass out peppermints before the MCAs.
If you’ve got an all-nighter ahead of you, go for the coffee. I used to not be so much of a coffee fan but after the May of my first AP exams, it became a reliable acquantaince. I guess it’s an acquired taste for most. But coffee without dairy is just bad.
#4 Hot chocolate
By now, I think it’s pretty well-established that, in moderation, chocolate has a host of beneficial affects. Among them is improved concentration and overall mood. And I guess depending on how much studying you have to do, the endorphin boost is the first thing you should be asking for.
#5 Cranberry juice
I don’t know why but for me, personally, cranberry juice is a studytime favorite. The slight bittersweetness makes me feel like a smart, pretentious connoisseur of juices from concentrate.
Whatever, give it a shot if the above are unavailable.