Why is Sleep Important?
Sleep is a biological necessity. While you can get away with not getting enough sleep for a while, sleep deprivation takes a toll on your body and mind.
You can survive without food for about two months. The best-known - or best-reported - record for surviving without sleep was Randy Gardner's 11 days and 25 minutes. The results, in addition to an entry on Wikipedia, included:
Gardner also suffered from chronic insomnia decades after the experiment.
According to the CDC, a lack of sleep can result in a loss of mental and physical performance, including:
As well as increased risks of:
If you work long hours or at night, sleep is particularly important. About one-fifth of all driver crashes are caused by drivers who are too tired.
Similarly to someone under the influence of alcohol feeling more capable than they are, tiredness can lead to a dramatic decline in actual performance. If you are driving, at work, cooking, or operating machinery, this can have serious consequences.
Being awake for 17 hours, say from 6am to 11pm, can be compared to having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.05%. This can get you in trouble for drunk driving in some countries.
Compared to an 8-hour shift at work, a 10-hour shift can increase the risk of errors and accidents by 13%. Make that 28% if you add a couple of hours overtime.
Willpower and necessity can keep you going. (I hear you parents, students, and shift workers. I've been all three. And I know people who are all three at once).
But it's vital to be aware that there's "keeping going" and there's "going downhill." If you're not getting sleep, nobody's getting the best version of you.
Where is Edwards Massage based?
You can visit Edwards Massage at L’Espace Bien Etre Sarlat, 42 Avenue de la Dordogne. Access the massage spa via Liberty Gym or use the direct door in the gym’s rear parking area.
With a portable massage table, Edwards Massage can come to you if you would prefer to have your massage at home or are staying at a gite or hotel that does not have massage equipment.
How much does a massage cost?
You decide which areas you’d like to focus on and the kind of massage you would like. The pricing is as follows:
A massage at home or a site visit requires a minimum spend of 55 euros.
What kinds of massages do you offer?
Edwards Massage specializes in relaxation massages based largely on Californian and Swedish styles.
We will soon be adding lymphatic drainage massage and massage with hot stones.
You can book a massage that has a focus such as face and head, neck and shoulders, hands or feet.
For a full body massage, allow an hour to an hour and a half, plus fifteen minutes buffer time. An Edwards Massage full body massage includes your back, neck, shoulders, face, arms & hands, and legs & feet.
How long does a massage last?
Edwards Massage offers massages of:
A 30-minute massage allows enough time to massage one area in some depth, such as the back, shoulders, and neck. Alternatively, enjoy a focused massage of your arms and hands, legs and feet, or face and scalp.
A 45-minute massage allows for a more profound relaxation or to add in another area of the body.
With 60 minutes, you have time to enjoy a full body massage – if you wish - comprising the back, neck, shoulders, legs, feet, arms, hands, and face.
And in 90 minutes, you can enjoy a more luxurious massage that not only covers every area noted above but goes deeper or spends longer on specific areas of tension.
When can I have a massage appointment?
You can book an appointment with Dean at the Espace Bien Etre in Sarlat on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
You can also book a massage at your home or another location of your choice at any time.
How do I book a massage with Edwards Massage?
You can make an appointment online using the booking widget, call me on 06 13 13 92 15, send an SMS, or message me via Facebook.
Do you perform home visits?
You can book Edwards Massage for a massage at a location of your choice any day of the week. I ask for a minimum spend of 55 euros.
While a comfortable, quiet location is best for you, I’ve worked around animals, children, and visiting neighbours, so don’t worry if you can’t 100% control your environment. If you can provide towels, this is helpful, but I will arrive with all the necessary materials.