PhD viva in two days, can't sleep.



I am sorry to be a downer on here but I have my viva in two days. I am having panic attacks everyday and I am unable to get any sleep.

I feel like I am going to mess up under the pressure and look stupid in front of my examiners. I've been sat in my bed under the sheets crying for the past hour and I am unsure how to get myself together before the exam.


Hi trevalda,

It is not uncommon to be stressed before your important viva.

Can you do light meditation, exercise, talk to family/friend or quickly get hold of a counsellor if it gets really bad?