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Overstudying can actually cause your death

If you are a student and a month has passed since the last time that you checked your mails, hung out with your friends, or played your favourite game, you may be in danger of dying. Although studying itself does not sound very fatal, it comes with consequences. Sitting for a long time, lacking sleep, and overstressing, are three serious consequences of overstudying which can actually lead to death.

According to CNN “sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise”. With no doubt school needs hard work. As a science student most of us may spend our days sitting in the library studying for the next test or doing our assignments, feeling productive and delighted while it could be not as much beneficial as we think. According to Thomas Jefferson School of Law sitting for a long time is a source of Pulmonary Embolisms (P.E.) which can lead to sudden cardiac death. In simple words sitting for a long time can lead to formation of blood clots which movement in body can cause sudden death.

Blood Clots in Veins / Thomas Jefferson School of Law website


The other fatal consequence of overstudying is lack of sleep. During exam periods student usually experience sleep deprivation. According to a study at Chicago Medical Institute sleep deprivation which simply is lack of sleep can cause serious diseases, such as heart disease and mental illness and in extreme cases it can cause death.

A neuroscience researcher, sleeping at work / The Connectome Website

Finally the most serious and the most common danger threatening students is overstressing. Almost all of the student will get stressed for their upcoming exams and deadlines which are many in each term. As stated in Boston Magazine Stress may take a toll on your mind, body, and heart. Researchers observed a strong correlation between activity in the brain and subsequent cardiac events, such as heart attack, stroke, and angina. An 18-year-old girl from Lahore passed away due to exam stress regarding to PARHLO.

As the last and interesting real example, in 1900, Harvard Law School student William T. Parker Jr. went crazy during an exam. He was then sent to a hospital, where he died several days later of “an abscess on the brain caused by overstudy,” according to the New York Times.

New York Times

As a conclusion studying may be the most important job that a student have but immoderation in anything can be harmful. An organized and moderate daily plan can be solution for a excellent academical and personal life. Overstuding can cause serious mental and physical problems which in extreme cases can lead to death. It may sound like a joke but understudying can be better than overstudying.

Author: Asana Khajavi