Research says staying up all-night studying and late night cramming does more harm than good. However, sometimes you have no choice but to stay up all night in order to crash-course study for that dreadful exam the next morning, especially during finals week. Same can be true for the working professional – sometimes you have to stay late at the office to finish that timely deadline and pull an all-nighter.
So for those emergency situations where you have to study in the wee hours into the morning, below is a list of essential items that you need in order to accomplish this goal. Keep in mind that if you are trying to keep long-term retention, studying all night is basically useless. We recommend that you avoid all-nighters as much as you can (men, too, need their beauty sleep), but we created this list for those rare occasions where you have no other choice.