Why Six Hours of Sleep is Not Enough

Why Six Hours of Sleep is Not Enough

We all do our best to get enough sleep, but sometimes it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. And dancers have crazy schedules, whether you’re in the midst of a busy performance season, touring, or juggling classes and rehearsals....
Our Best Tips: Stellar Sleep

Our Best Tips: Stellar Sleep

No matter how many times you think you’ve heard it all, new information about the importance of sleep is coming out constantly. From how many winks you get to the quality of your shut-eye, sleep has a big impact on helping you dance your best. Watch your social...
Is Facebook Affecting Your Sleep?

Is Facebook Affecting Your Sleep?

American Ballet Theatre’s Hee Seo in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Fabrizio Ferri. You already know how essential it is to get enough sleep—and how a night spent tossing and turning can affect everything from the amount of energy you’ll have at barre...
The Sleeping Diet

The Sleeping Diet

Some days, it seems like however much I eat, my stomach just won’t fill up. One possible culprit? A lack of Zzzs.   A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that four nights of sleep deprivation reduced insulin sensitivity in fat cells...
Sleep for Your Feet

Sleep for Your Feet

Wish your pointe shoes were slightly less painful? Get more sleep! A recent study found that when people stayed in bed for at least 10 hours a night, by the fourth day they experienced a 25 percent decrease in pain sensitivity. Researchers think this happens because...

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