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5 benefits of listening to music

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Plato says “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” People listen to music just not to be entertained, there’s enough reason to listen music. Now lets see how we can be benefitted from music-

1. Motivation:

Scientific studies prove that music can improve your motivation. Music can cause the brain to release dopamine, a chemical which works to regulate motivation and goal-oriented behavior. Ever seen athletes with their headphones in before a race? They’re gearing themselves with determination and a frame of mind to achieve their goals.

2. Reduce stress and anxiety:

It is already proven that upbeat music can improve your mood. Listening to and playing music reduces chronic stress by lowering the stress hormone cortisol. This is a crucial finding because stress causes 60% of all our diseases and illnesses. A study found that if people participated in making music by conducting multiple percussion instruments and singing, their immune system was actually bumped up even more than if they passively listened.

3. Helps to sleep:

Reputable studies find that music with a rhythm of about 60 beats a minute helps people fall asleep,” says Breus. “As you are falling asleep, your heart rate begins to slow, and starts to move toward that 60-beats-per-minute range.” In other words, slow music “tunes” your heartbeat toward the sleep zone.

4. Helps with memory:

Listening to and performing music reactivates areas of the brain associated with memory, reasoning, speech, emotion, and reward. Two recent studies—one in the United States and the other in Japan—found that music doesn't just help us retrieve stored memories, it also helps us lay down new ones. In both studies, healthy elderly people scored better on tests of memory and reasoning after they had completed several weekly classes in which they did moderate physical exercise to musical accompaniment.

5. Good for heart:

Music can make you laugh or cry, rile you up or calm you down. Some say it's good for the soul. It just might be good for the heart, too. Make no mistake — daily doses of Mozart won't clean out your arteries or fix a faulty heart valve. But music can help ease your recovery from a cardiac procedure, get you back to normal after a heart attack or stroke, relieve stress, and maybe even lower your blood pressure a tad.

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