Usually I like to chat with my clients before or after their massage, and, often the noise of daily media, and constant need to be connected is a major cause of stress.
I’m at my best when I get at least 7 hours of sleep.
What happens to me, if I’m not careful, is I get sucked into a online controversy or reading through Twitter rants, and before I know it, BAM, it’s Midnight, and I have to wake up at 5am.
So I have to make it a point to unplug before bed.
If you think about it, unless it’s an emergency, (for most of us social media isn’t) there’s no reason to get sucked into a late night debate when you could be chilling out and winding down your brain.
Sleep is the time when our body recharges. For men, it’s said that the highest levels of testosterone regenerates during REM sleep.
Low testosterone can cause all sorts of stress and health issues for men.
Not everyone needs a full 8 hours, but most of us could probably do with more sleep than we get.
So that’s part of the changes I made for myself over the summer. More rest, more sleep, and just generally taking it easy.
I have quite a few personal goals I’ve set for myself, in the baby stages really, so being well rested is important. And I highly recommend that for anyone coming to see me for massage.
Make sure you’re hydrating, unplugging, and that you get enough sleep.
That’s really the only thing I’m allowed as an MT to suggest. 🙂
Just a thought…