Benefits of Listening to Classical Music

Studies show that listening to classical music benefits the brain, sleep patterns, the immune system and stress levels, and lessen anxiety. To students who will be taking their exams, it is suggested to listen to classical music while studying, because it puts them in a heightened emotional state, making them more receptive to information.

The experiment was done to men undergoing a stressful biopsy, they were given headphones playing Bach concertos. It was discovered that they had no spike in diastolic blood pressure during the procedure and reported significantly less pain. It was also found out that children who listened to classical music for one hour a day over a six-month period exhibited brain changes that indicated greater levels of relaxation—even when the children were not asked to pay attention to the music.

A team of researchers found that classical music can help soothe insomnia; tuning into classical music before bedtime helped people fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Some of the effective musical sleep aids are the works of Brahms, Handel, Mozart, Strauss, and Bach, because they use rhythms and tonal patterns that create a meditative mood and slow brainwaves.

There is no doubt that listening to your favorite music can instantly put you in a good mood, but scientists are now actually saying that music can do more for you than just lift your spirits. Research shows it has a variety of health benefits, such as alleviating chronic back pains. “Music is an important part of our physical and emotional well-being-ever since we were babies in our mother’s womb listening to her heartbeat and breathing rhythms”, said a famous clinical psychologist.

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