Have you ever begin to wonder? when we begin to respond to music? it actually begins in the womb, the baby is able to hear the external sound and sound comes through for speech and music. Can you survive a day without music? For some, it is an essential part of their everyday commute. For others, it gives them the energy to survive through the day or keep them calm on busy days. There are different varieties to suit specific needs. There’s upbeat music for when you are feeling cheery, soulful songs for the times you are feeling low. After all, music is linked to your mood. It has a tendency to make us feel happy, energetic, relaxed, or even sad. This is one of the reasons why music has also been studied and hailed as a therapeutic medium to help people.
Therapy is a great medium to understand and identify many of the triggers causing mental disorders. Music therapy, in particular, can be used as a form of guided meditation wherein the patient is able to enter a parallel state of consciousness, identify hidden problems and solve them from the root by engaging the stimuli in the brain.
Benefits of music, some studies suggest that listening to music can have the following positive effects on health:
Improves mood. Studies show that listening to music can benefit overall well-being, help regulate emotions, and create happiness and relaxation in everyday life.
Reduces stress: Listening to ‘relaxing’ music (generally considered to have slow tempo, low pitch, and no lyrics) has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety in healthy people and in people undergoing medical procedures (e.g., surgery, dental, colonoscopy).
Lessens anxiety: In studies of people with cancer, listening to music combined with standard care reduced anxiety compared to those who received standard care alone.
Improves exercise: Studies suggest that music can enhance aerobic exercise, boost mental and physical stimulation, and increase overall performance.
Improves memory: Research has shown that the repetitive elements of rhythm and melody help our brains form patterns that enhance memory. In a study of stroke survivors, listening to music helped them experience more verbal memory, less confusion, and better-focused attention.
Eases pain: In studies of patients recovering from surgery, those who listened to music before, during, or after surgery had less pain and more overall satisfaction compared with patients who did not listen to music as part of their care.
Provides comfort: Music therapy has also been used to help enhance communication, coping, and expression of feelings such as fear, loneliness, and anger in patients who have a serious illness, and who are in end-of-life care.
Improves cognition: Listening to music can also help people with Alzheimer’s recall seemingly lost memories and even help maintain some mental abilities.
There is no better way to understand the world better than listening to music. Taking steps to understand yourself as well as others helps you to connect to the life around you as well as to your spirituality. No one wants to feel pain when exploring nature on their own. But there is one thing that can help you explore the world and discover people, and that is music.