Working in festivals can present unique challenges for healthy sleep. Unusual work hours, workload pressures, touring, needing to be awake or asleep at varied times, working or attending functions at night, jet lag, and difficulty winding down are just some of the factors that can impact our ability to get the restorative sleep we need to function at our best.
The good news is, there are some simple strategies for addressing common sleep challenges that may come up while working festivals. Don’t feel like you need to try all the strategies at once. Try choosing one or two to work on for a couple of weeks, with the aim of creating the conditions that are conducive to falling sleep: being sleepy and being relaxed.