The Anki Snooze Button — 9 Comments

  1. Great post, Adam. I’ll start doing this tomorrow, but instead of grabbing my phone, I’ll get up, splash cold water on the face to wake up, and hop on my computer to do some Anki reviews. Same thing after dinner and before going to bed.

  2. I often do reviews in bed before sleeping but haven’t tried doing it in the morning…

    I’m an avid “snoozer” (much to the dismay of my significant other who usually has to get up a bit later) and currently I find it hard to imagine doing reviews during those snoozes, but I might give it a try. I probably need to use headphones though as I really like decks with audio :D

  3. While I do both habits almost every day, I have a warning to send out about doing reviews at bed right before sleeping. If you’re gonna do that, keep in mind that it’s going to slow down your process of getting drowsy unless you toggle your phone’s blue filter feature (Read Mode in some Android devices or Night Shift on iOS). That’s because blue light (the most prominent one on electronic devices’ screens) has been proven to interfere on your body’s melatonin production, the hormone which makes you sleepy. So please, keep that in mind.

    • Thanks for adding in this part David.

      Yes, this is very important for doing it before going to bed. Using the night mode on your phone/tablet is absolutely important to not let this interrupt you falling asleep (whether it is Anki unwinding or reading a Japanese novel).

  4. I can do Kanji reviews- but I share a bedroom with my sibling so I can’t do vocab or grammar which I would say outloud. But I am studying much more than I was with the work book.

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