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Music is the food for the soul. It is the one thing we fall back on when we are happy, sad, frustrated or
even ambiguous about our feelings. It helps us at work, it helps us when we have a broken heart and it
also lets us portray our feelings without having to say anything. However, did you know there are
scientific reasons that say exactly how much music can help you in life? Let’s have a look at some of
them, shall we?
It eases pain
I’m not talking about just emotional pain. Music has been proven to alleviate physical pain, especially for
geriatric care and intensive care. Music lets the brain focus less on the pain and more on the soothing
effects of it.
It helps us work out more
The workout music you listen to while exercising actually helps you exercise a lot more. The reason is
usually that you are focusing on the music and you don’t realize you have ran an extra mile on the
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It helps us sleep
We all have those times when we can’t sleep through the night. Studies have shown that music helps
with insomnia and is a better alternative to sleep inducing medicine.
It de-stresses us
Listening to music after a hard day’s work can take away all the stress from our minds and our bodies. It
relaxes our muscles and triggers biochemical stress reducers.
It helps with depression
Listening to music can lift your mood if you are down in the dumps. It also helps with anxiety and
stimulates the brain so that you feel relaxed and happy.
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It helps us take tests better
One study showed that people answered more questions in a test when there was background music
playing. Music helps with cognitive performance. Playing music in the background helps you focus on
the task at hand.
It stimulates aging brains
Playing musical instruments and listening to music has been found useful to stimulate aging brains.
Music is not just for the young and it can help older people retain memory and mental faculties when
So, now that you know exactly how much music helps us, why don’t you choose an instrument and
make music of your own. Trust me, it’s the best thing to do after a hard day’s work and also, it gives you
a sense of accomplishment. Just pick a good music class in your city and rock on!