Music… Everyone loves it. It is an art form characteristic of particular people, culture, or tradition. It is a natural pain killer, it helps us not only for learning language, improving memory and focusing attention but also co-ordinating our mental and physical balance.
Listening to music has beneficial effects:
- Research shows that Music therapy may have positive impacts on pain management and management of mood. It can improve the function of the body’s immune system and reduce levels of stress.
- Exposure to music helps to reduce chronic pain or post-operative pain and reduces sympathetic nervous system activity. It also helps to decrease a person’s anxiety before undergoing surgery.
- It helps to reduce depression, and relax or low music is also benificial for people with high blood pressure. They can train themselves to lower their blood pressure.
- It is a true medicine for Heart, slow music relaxes a person by slowing their breathing and heartbeat.
- It keeps your mental health in a better condition. It acts act as a stimulus to awaken buried memories or evoke emotional responses that may take weeks to achieve with communication therapies.
- Music actually has a significant positive impact on pateints (in hospitals or nursing homes).
- It helps to improve patient quality of life because it serves as a distractor, may give the patient a sense of control and helps to counteract stress or pain.
- Music makes you smarter and enhances your intelligence. Your mental abilities and skills are improved. Plugging in to your favourite music could help melt away a bad mood. If your’e listening to music in your workplace, it really improves your productivity.
- It also serves as an aid to social bonding. It produces brain waves, music with faster beats bringing sharper concentration and more alert thinking, and a slower tempo promoting a calm and composed, a meditative state.
- It keeps you focused and motivates your brain cortex to generate specific brain waves, which can induce different states of alertness and has a metronomic effect on the body.
- Music and Brain – It improves your memory performance (music is a great “key” for recalling memories), music maximizes the learning and retention of information. Exposure to music facilitates the recalling of information. The verbal memory and attention span may show improvement. Music helps to activate the right side of the brain, cause the brain to be more capable of processing information. There are evidences, that children who take music lessons develop a better and sharp memory when compared with children who have no musical training.
- Music also improves your sports performance. In terms of physical performance by either delaying fatigue or increasing work capacity, music has an ergogenic effect. It maximizes and improves the levels of endurance, power, productivity, or strength. Research suggets that the correct type of music can heighten an athlete’s performance by up to twenty percent. It clearly indicates that the brain has the power to affect the physical self of a person.
Music is an universal language, it is such a big part of our lives, it really affects our mental and physical conditions.