Does playing music reduce stress

playing music reduce stress

Listening to music can be very relaxing for the body and mind, especially slow and quiet classical music. This type of music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing down the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure and lowering the level of stress hormones.

In short, music can be used as a powerful stress management tool in our lives, because music can attract our attention, but at the same time it can also be distracting and help us explore emotions. This means that it can be a great aid to meditation and help prevent thought from wandering.

When people are stressed, there is a tendency to avoid actively listening to music. It may seem like a waste of time and does not help you achieve any goal. However, as we know, reducing stress will increase productivity, so this is another area where you can reap huge benefits. First, only a small amount of effort is required.

To incorporate music into your busy life, try playing a CD in the car or turning on the radio when bathing or showering. When walking the dog, take portable music with you or replace the television with a stereo. Singing (or yelling loudly) can also release a lot of stress. Karaoke is very interesting to some extroverts!

Calm music before bed can promote peace and relaxation and help you sleep. These studies have found that –

  • The form and structure of music can bring order and safety to disabled and trapped children.
  • It encourages coordination and communication, thus improving the quality of life.
  • Listening to music with headphones can reduce stress and anxiety for hospital patients before and after surgery.
  • Music can help relieve chronic pain and postoperative pain and distress.
  • It can reduce depression in the elderly and improve self-esteem; making music can reduce burnout for nursing students and improve mood.

So, get going and tune into your favourite music.

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