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Offline jhon

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Sleep Does Improve Memory!
on: June 11, 2005, 09:36:34 PM
Just a piece of advice. Too bad I'm just getting a 4 hour/day sleep. ::)

Offline gorbee natcase

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Re: Sleep Does Improve Memory!
Reply #1 on: June 11, 2005, 09:48:34 PM
Thats why I am glad I dont have any kids :)
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Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: Sleep Does Improve Memory!
Reply #2 on: June 12, 2005, 12:11:35 AM
Just a piece of advice.  Too bad I'm just getting a 4 hour/day sleep.   ::)

get some sleep.

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Re: Sleep Does Improve Memory!
Reply #3 on: June 12, 2005, 04:44:31 PM
i found out that sleeping at least 8 hours a night greatly improves my playing
if i play for less than 6 hours i simply play bad.

Offline jbmajor

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Re: Sleep Does Improve Memory!
Reply #4 on: July 15, 2005, 03:04:41 AM
i found out that sleeping at least 8 hours a night greatly improves my playing
if i play for less than 6 hours i simply play bad.

It's annoying how people say they don't need sleep, and that it's for wimps.  It is proven that being deprived of sleep takes its toll on mental function, especially over a long period of time.  I always get as much sleep as my schedule allows, but over sleeping can be just as bad, healthwise. 

Offline Barbosa-piano

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Re: Sleep Does Improve Memory!
Reply #5 on: July 15, 2005, 04:11:46 AM
 Maybe you would like to take a look a this page: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-06/bidm-ssh062805.php

This is an excerpt from it: The end result is that procedural skills for example, learning to talk, to coordinate limbs, musicianship, sports, even using and interpreting sensory and perceptual information from the surrounding world -- become more automatic and require the use of fewer conscious brain regions to be accomplished. (By sleeping)

I have never believed in this before. I believe once that sleeping too much can give me a hard time to weak up and get warmed-up for any activity. But I always thought that 7 hours of sleep should be enough, although it is said in the field of science, that 9 hours, not 8, is the best duration of sleep.

But, I do believe that there is something that we can do in our sleep to improve our piano playing... But when it comes to memory, anything that creates challenge to our brains, can be used by us profitably.

When it comes to memory for piano playing, I believe that memorizing more pieces and patterns can be good for the brain, and also studying through the sheet, and doing challenging games for the mind. I read somewhere that, Dimitri Mitropoulos memorized the name of every member in the orchestra before rehearsal. But I also believe that the best time for memorizing anything challenging to memorize, or a group of pieces, is at a youthful age. If you have seen Richter's films at his old age, you can notice he uses the score, as Myra Hess did towards the end of her life.

So, memorize it now, and exercise the brain to avoid problems later...

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Offline dikai_yang

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Re: Sleep Does Improve Memory!
Reply #6 on: July 15, 2005, 06:54:46 PM
however, personal experience, 8 hours is perfect...
but if you go over 10/12 hours, it's worse than sleeping less than 4/5 hours...

Offline Jacey1973

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Re: Sleep Does Improve Memory!
Reply #7 on: July 15, 2005, 11:22:01 PM
however, personal experience, 8 hours is perfect...
but if you go over 10/12 hours, it's worse than sleeping less than 4/5 hours...

Yes i think you're right. I feel so tired if i sleep over 9 hours, 9 hours is perfect. In fact i couldn't sleep any longer than that even if i wanted to because for some reason i wake up after exactly 9 hours sleep on the dot.
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Offline celticqt

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Re: Sleep Does Improve Memory!
Reply #8 on: July 16, 2005, 12:24:14 AM
Yes - if I'm short on sleep, my practice time usually sucks and I just get frustrated, and actually regress instead of progress.  But I can't sleep more than 9 hours either. . .guess that's the perfect amount for me!
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