Are you one of those people that love music so much? Well, then you’re in good company. There are some people who cant live without listening to music. Who would not? Some genres of music are very relaxing and are very pleasant to the ears. Some use music to ease the pain that they are feeling. Some use it as their escape to the reality they are living. Music truly is beneficial to everyone. Well, the benefits of listening to music go beyond all the things that I’ve said. There is more to it than meets the eye.
I have always admired those people who can sing and play instruments at the same time. In my past time, I used to listen to original songs of my country. Not just to unwind, but to also release my thoughts and pain. Music is my way of escaping the reality of this world, aside from arts. Music is also a good company when you have no one to talk to. Some songs are like conversing with you and they match our emotions too.
Well, the benefits of listening to music have some proofs now. This is for others who do not believe of what music can do to them. There is some research recently that shows evidence that music may help in improving the mental well-being, as well as boost the physical health in very astonishing and surprising ways. Furthermore, if you are going to take a music lesson or two, that particular musical training may help in raising your IQ and will even keep you sharp even in old age.
In this article, I will be sharing some of the most amazing benefits of listening to music. All of which are scientifically-proven, so they are guaranteed truth. So sit back, relax, and enjoy reading!
Benefits of Listening to Music
Music helps keep your brain healthy even in old age.
A certain study with healthy adults found that those who have ten or more years of musical experience have higher cognitive capacity than those who have lesser years in the music industry. Furthermore, it also helps in reducing anxiety and stress. It may also boost the health, lift the mood, help you in sleeping better, take away the pain you are feeling, as well as make you smarter.
Music helps in raising IQ and academic performances.
Research shows that taking a music lesson may predict a higher academic performance, as well as IQ, most especially to young children. To be able to help your children achieve academic excellence, try to encourage them to sing, or at least learn to play some musical instruments.
Music helps increase the verbal intelligence.
One study suggests that after only a month of music lessons, it shows that about 90% of children between the age of 4 and 6 had an increase in their verbal intelligence. Furthermore, they suggest that music training had this what they call “the transfer effect,” which helps in enhancing the ability of the children to understand words and to be able to explain their respective meaning.
Music helps in improving recovery of stroke patients.
A certain research showed that those who experience a stroke and listened to music they chose for themselves for about two hours every day had a knowing improvement in their recovery of cognition. This is comparable to those who are listening to audio books or who were are not given with listening materials. If you have someone in your family or friends who are suffering from stroke, bring to them their favorite songs. Making them listen to it may have a significant ramp in their recovery.
Music helps in reducing pain.
Research suggests that pre-recorded music and music therapy are beneficial in reducing pain. In fact, it reduces pain more than the standard treatments for cancer patients. Some other researches have also shown to have a decrease in pain in the intensive care patients and the geriatric care patients. However, the music selection should either be meditative music, classical music, or the songs that the patient chooses themselves.
Music helps in reducing depression.
All over the world, there are about 350 million people who suffer from depression. There are about 90% of them who also suffer from insomnia. There is a certain study that suggests listening to music may help in reducing depression.
Music helps in lowering stress and improving health.
Listening to music that you really dear may help in reducing the stress hormones in the body. Moreover, there is this one study that suggests that people who are actively participating in the music making by playing some musical instruments get boosts on their immunity.
Music undeniably is one of the best things this world has brought us. It does not just help in relaxing our mind and soul, it is also good for the health. So, if you are feeling down, feeling hurt, or feeling anxious about life, just listen to your favorite music. And escape the world without leaving it.