DJs and producers can and should sleep more for proper sleep recovery

DJ performing on stage with dancing crowd

What are the benefits of sleep? How can it make you more successful within the music industry?

A busy schedule and lifestyle can sometimes get in the way of enjoying life to the fullest. Sitting in meetings, meeting deadlines and dealing with a plethora of challenges at work. Add in the demands of life outside of work, speed humps included, and life can soon become mundane, repetitive and even stressful. 

Sleep recovery has never been more important than it is now. With the professional demands of being a DJ or producer, sleep can soon evade you as you chase the perfect production mix on a project or playing to sold out crowds. Sleeping well is vital for recovery and will ultimately help with optimal cognitive state and functions during the busy periods. You’re allowed to work hard and sleep harder, after all, you deserve it!

Top Sleep Recovery Tips All DJs or Producers Need

Maximizing the benefits of proper sleep and recovery aids you in performing at an optimal level. Imagine gigging hard, to a sold-out crowd, hands in the air, rocking hard and not feeling like you’re going to hit the wall! These few tips are tops for getting you sleeping and working better.

  1. Morning Sunlight

As little as 30mins. A lot of DJs have their own studios that are insulated and might have minimal natural light, which hinders their performance.

  1. Morning Movement 

Mornings typically mean you’re less prone to distractions. Moving first thing in the day helps secrete “feel-good hormones” that promote mental clarity and an improved attention span.

  1. Morning Protein Breakfast

Rise and shine with a meal that contains at least 20 grams of protein, to keep carb cravings and sugar crashes at bay during the day. Protein makes you feel satiated and gives you the energy you need to function, making it ideal for the first meal of the day.

  1. Morning Brain Dump

Get it out of your head! Removing the “over thinking” thoughts from your mind and placing them in the notes of your device, or even in your journal. Clearing roaming thoughts makes room for cognitive functioning during work hours.

Apply these tips to your life and it will help you be more energised in the morning, more focused for your daily tasks and help with your sleep long

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