cedar Posted May 26, 2019 Share Posted May 26, 2019 I have always been a very inconsistent sleeper, but I find it especially hard to mellow out and turn the brain off after a performance, or even just a rehearsal. In fact, in a way the rehearsals are worse. Presumably because a rehearsal entails playing a tune repeatedly, I will continue to hear it incessantly after my head hits the pillow. To get a tune out of my head, sometimes I try to recall some completely different music. But this doesn't really work. It's like trying to tell yourself not to think of an elephant (which only makes you think of the elephant). Incidentally, my ordinary sleep routine is to read a book until my eyes get tired. But this does not seem to get my mind off music after a lengthy rehearsal or performance. Anyone have any good coping mechanisms? I'm hoping the answer is not just some combination of alcohol and drugs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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