The Health Benefits of Listening to Music

The Health Benefits of Listening to Music

by Proforma Construction Inc, June 13, 2016

Music has more benefits than just tugging at your heart strings. Check out these health benefits of listening to music. 

Music is one of the oldest art forms that we humans invented. From simple percussion instruments to the intricacies of stringed instruments, we have invested so much of our time in music because it has evolved with us. At this point, it’s very hard to detach it from our being. Music has coevolved with us for so long that it has been shown to have positive physical and mental benefits. Here are some of the health benefits of listening to music.

Music has the ability to . . .

  1. Ease pain. Music can meaningfully reduce the perceived intensity of pain, especially in intensive care, geriatric care, or palliative medicine.
  2. Relieve symptoms of depression. Mental health problems are issues that are as real as physical health problems. Research suggests that classical and meditative music can alleviate symptoms of depression, whereas heavy metal and techno can actually make the symptoms worse!
  3. Reduce anxiety and stress. Music’s effect on anxiety levels is about as effective as a massage. Next time you feel a rush of anxiety, put on some classical tunes to help reduce their effects. Listening to music can also relieve stress by triggering the release of chemical stress reducers produced naturally in your body.
  4. Improve the quality of your sleep. Classical music has been shown to effectively treat insomnia in college students, which makes it a cheaper alternative to sleep medication. But it’s always a good idea to visit your doctor if insomnia persists.

Removing music from the human soul would be like removing hydrogen from water. It’s just not the same without it!

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