Psychological And Physical Health Benefits Of Listening To Music

Posted by Manipal Hospital
July 25, 2017

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Music is the essence of life. Music is a universal language that everyone understands. Music is a piece of art that goes straight away to the heart and touches the soul. Almost everyone has a habit of plugging their headphones and listen to the music while driving, jogging, walking, running etc.

Music helps in reducing the stress, elevating the mood, inducing a meditative state of mind, enhancing sleep quality, improving memory, and helping in focusing attention.

 

Effects of Music on Health

Does music really help to elevate the psychological and physical health? Yes, the following are the reasons that will prove that the listening to the melody would be beneficial.

 

Pain Management

Listening to the music may help in pain relief. It has a positive effect on pain management and also helps to alleviate both chronic pain and post-operative pain. However, according to the U.K based Journal of Advanced Nursing, people who listen to music report less pain related to osteoarthritis, the disc problem, and rheumatoid arthritis. These people have reduced pain up to 21% and reduced depression rates upto 25%.

Cognitive function

Listening to the music also enhance the person’s intelligence, IQ and learning ability. Research studies have shown that music has the power to enhance the reading and literacy skills, emotional intelligence, helps to recall the autobiographical and episodic information.

Exercise

Music may help to motivate people to bike harder as the study has shown that listening to the fast music while riding the stationary bicycle helps the person to bike harder. Rhythms of the music have an ability to move our body parts and even help to reduce the muscle tension.

Therapeutic effects

Listening to the melody may also help to lower the blood pressure. Listening to peaceful music may help the person to lower the stress level before the surgery in patients who are undergoing cardiovascular surgery as they await their operation. Studies have shown that music could help the person to relax, calm down and reduce the stress levels.

Listening to the melody may help the cancer patients to communicate their feelings, manage the stress levels and improve physical pain and discomfort after the treatment. Listening to cheerful music may help to ease the negative emotions and even divert the mind. Listening to the melody may help to reduce the symptoms of depression.

People who are suffering from insomnia could try listening to relaxing music. Just before the bedtime, listening to the relaxing music can provide a restful sleep at night. Studies have proven that listening to e slow music would help to reduce the stress level and aid relaxation.

So if you haven’t started, try listening to music of your choice. No matter what kind of music you listen, but it may always be helpful to you. We can’t touch the music but it may touch your soul. Music is everywhere; each sound that we hear leaves a memory and the melody tells the whole story of life. Music is the string that energizes the mood and makes you feel happy at the end of the day.

 

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