Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Dear Janie -- Are You Sleeping?

During sleep body processes are actually working to heal the body and mind.

I created Stepping to Sleep because I realized that my private clients (especially the performers) performed better after they started sleeping better. They felt more confidence (and did not have to worry) and planned for a Good Night. Then I researched the correlation between sleep and performance -- Voila! I said to myself I gotta make CD, especially for dancers. One for Athletes is coming, too!

You all know how exhausted you feel during tough rehearsal schedules. I will let you in on a little secret ~~ Sleep improves performance! This has been studied at universities and slep centers.

Why leave good sleep up to chance! There are nights when you are so so so-o-o tired that you fall into bed and do not remember a thing after hitting the pillow. You wake up just as exhausted. You may not know that you move through sleep cycles all thru the night. If you do not cycle through these stages of sleep --- the result, you feel unrested.

And get this ~~

Those microscopic muscles tears heal during sleep. Inflammation can reduce. Blood sugar (which gives you good consistent energy AND mental clarity, memory and focus) fuels the muscles tissue and your brain .... I was shocked at what I discovered. Of course you will learn more in the second track of the program ~~ Why sleep improves dance performance.

One client was sleeping 4 - 5 hours a night and even less during performance time. She was forgetting steps, constantly re-injuring her ankle and feeling very irritable. First order of business was to lower her levels of nervousness because she stayed up worrying about her performance. Once that nervousness was gone and her confidence was strengthened - she went to sleep with Stepping to Sleep and discovered for herself the influence sleep has on performance. The next day she was complimented on her improved control and emotional expression (more confidence boosting).

Stepping to Sleep requires you to put yourself to bed. That's it! You don't have to do anything. (You do not even have to listen to every word.) Put it on your ipod and go to bed. You will wake uo in the morning rested, feeling better and ready.

So if you are in need of better sleep or more sleep, read the information on this web page and decide if you could be stronger for Nutcraker or your Winter performance. Maybe you could sleep better while traveling away from home to perform, or even be more rested and ready for studio class.

Janie, your mention of Stepping To Sleep made me really realize that Nutcracker rehearsals are gearing up and this would be a good time to get some good sleep - cheap!
Click here to read more about why sleep improves performance.

Yes, it is on sale.

Sanna Carapellotti, MS
Performance Specialist

PS -- Good Night!

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