Dance Pizazz’s Top Three Tips for Dance’s Role Towards Better Sleeping Patterns

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Dance Pizazz wants to share how ballroom dance can actually promote better sleep.

...ballroom dance can actually help dancers of any level...sleep better.

The constant need to be connected, coupled with life’s varied and complex demands, can negatively affect the body’s circadian rhythms. This can lead to inadequate sleeping habits and overall sleep deprivation and insomnia, direct contributors to poor health. Setting the body in motion, however, has many proven benefits in preventing and even correcting poor sleeping patterns.

As per the American Sleep Disorders Association (, exercise –such as ballroom dance- plays an important role in improving sleep quality. That’s why Dance Pizazz (, the St. Louis area funnest, friendliest dance studio, wants to share how ballroom dance can actually help dancers of any level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) sleep better.

Dancing can help:

1. The body transition between the cycles and phases of sleep more easily. Sleep is a layered and complex process and exercise can enable the body to progress more gently between sleeps cycles as it improves and positively resets circadian rhythms;
2. Strengthen heart rate and lung capacity to increase blood flow circulation. Having healthier heart and lungs help the body relax and breathe better at night, but it can also help ward off sleep apnea, a potent sleep disruptor.
3. Reduce daytime sleepiness as it makes the body stay active -even after a dance lesson! A sedentary body during the day cannot easily achieve REM sleep at night. This can create a sleep disrupting cycle as the inactive body experiences constant restless nights.

There are other negative effects of having constant fatigue and sleeplessness, not just the effect on REM sleep. Dance Pizazz is aware of this and wants to help its dancers achieve a more restful, recuperative sleep through the joys of ballroom dance. Check out to see other ways in which any dancer can achieve their healthier mind and body goals through better sleep habits.

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