Today, pop music dominates the airwaves. Radios and music-hosting platforms play pop music most of the time. There are thousands of pop stars and recording labels which make instant hits.
It is no doubt that pop music can make other types of music fall into oblivion. But wait! We know some of you are still huge fans of classical music. Well, good for you. Classical music provides a lot of health benefits that are backed by science.
Here are 10 reasons why you should listen more to classical music:
Improves Brain Function
According to a study by Northumbria University (UK), students were able to answer faster and better when they listened to Vivaldi’s Spring and Autumn concerto while doing the tests. Thus, classical music improves brain functioning.
Promotes Sound Sleep
There are plenty of research that can support the effects of classical music on sleep quality. One study suggests that listening classical music 45 minutes before going to bed promotes sound sleep. Also, therapists use classical music in treating insomnia.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Researchers from Oxford University conducted a study in which they played different styles of music to respondents. They found out that classical music reduces the blood pressure of the participants. Classical music is believed to have natural sync with our body.
Relieves Stress Levels
Listening to classical music has similar physiological effects as a massage. A study found out that pregnant women who listen to classical music experience less stress than those who never listen. Researchers claim that classical music eases both anxiety and depression.
In a study conducted in Mexico, listening to classical music can help lower your risk to the symptoms of depression. Glasgow University also performed a research in which they found out that classical music boosts responses that can help relieve emotional pain.
Heals Chronic Pain
A London research found out that patients who listen to classical music experience less pain. Other studies suggest that listening to classical music can reduce the chronic pain experienced after surgery. Many therapists use classical music to relax their patients who are experiencing headaches.
According to a study, playing classical music in the background allows students to express more ideas. Classical music promotes cognitive expression which creates a creative mindset allowing the flow of thoughts and recall of experiences.
It is proven that classical music can improve mental alertness. Thus, it can help your productivity. According to a study, classical music allows individuals to enjoy doing repetitive tasks. Another study also found out that classical music improves radiologists’ accuracy and efficiency in work.
Keeps Heart Healthy
Based on a study, listening to a music with slower tempo help regulate heartbeat. Also, listening to classical music encourages the release of hormones that make us feel relaxed and calm.
Makes You Happy
Lastly, classical music provides us endless joy. According to a study in 2013, listening to classical music help people have a better mood. It promotes the secretion of dopamine which provides us the feeling of pleasure and happiness.
What are your favorite Classical pieces?