For you to use your voice properly and well, you need good sleep, both in terms of the number of hours slept and the consistency of your sleep patterns.
Many performers go to bed late and get up late.
That’s understandable. It’s difficult for them to go to bed early and rise early on a regular basis because most of their performances are late in the evening. Besides, it can take several hours for their adrenaline to drop after their performance is over.
If you find yourself in this position, don’t worry – late to bed and late to rise can work for you well as long as you’re consistent.
Most people require six to eight hours of sleep a night for their body to heal and rehabilitate itself. This is where it is important to remember that you are a vocal athlete. Your voice needs restorative rest every bit as much as a marathon runner’s muscles and cardiovascular system do.
In a future blog post I’ll talk about the dangers to the voice of after-performance celebrations.
–Ensure that you are getting good sleep
–Make sure you get six to eight hours of sleep a night, regardless of when you go to bed
–Keep your sleep patterns as consistent as possible
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