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    Default How do you wind down after a gig?

    I DJ two nights a week (Tonight and tomorrow) and I'm sat here wide awake, unable to sleep at 5:30 AM, after being home since 4:30. I work a 9 to 5 job in the week so surely I should be absolutely shattered by now, but instead I find myself itching to make more mixes (even though I've just been doing it for 4 hours straight) until my body literally drops.

    Anyone have any tips on getting some shut eye after a gig?

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    Stay at the club for another hour and dance your ass off to the dj playing after you

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    I usually come home and the first thing I do is wash off the club funk. Afterwards, make a cup of hot herbal tea (the fancier the better). I don't listen to music afterwards because the ear fatigue has really set in by the time I get home. A little herbal tea and a little reading in bed go a long way to calm me down.
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    i usually hang out with my friend for an hour or so walk with him/her home

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    after my sets (college parties) I have an ice cold beer at home with my roommates and talk about how filthy the dance floor got

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    watch a david attenborough documentary and wait for the jaw to stop swinging...

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    This is a PG forum, keep that in mind when posting.

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    Red Wine and Iplayer. That is all.
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    Yeah, it's tough. I'm usually pretty exhausted, physically, when I'm done playing so if I can somehow skip out, sleep will come pretty easily. If I stick around and hang out with people, that usually means a late night out and in bed by around 8am.
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