Rhythm builds the brain, while music calms even better than medicine.
Just 45 minutes of music ensures a healthy sleep, with favorite beats relieving pain after a fracture, causing depression and accelerating weight loss by almost 20 percent.
If you’re nervous, reach for your favorite music album because music reduces stress more effectively than prescription drugs. This research was published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences. Previous research shows that music has a beneficial effect on mood and health. Just 45 minutes of listening to relaxing music such as jazz before bed ensures a restful sleep.
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Listening to light background beats and drums reduces the heart rate and encourages slower breathing, which helps us fall asleep. Music therapy has a beneficial effect on patients with a broken leg as it reduces post-fracture pain, and listening to music one hour a day relieves back pain by as much as 20 percent. People who have suffered a stroke by listening to music greatly improve their chances of recovery. That’s why doctors advise such patients to always have their favorite music.
Helsinki scientists have found that by listening to their favorite beats, patients become much less depressed and anxious, which means that music can help you if you are depressed. But also to lose weight – in a US study listening to music helped a group of obese women lose 20 percent more unwanted pounds. Scientists believe that music distracts from food and thus prevents overeating and makes strenuous exercise easier and more fun.
Sing, even if you have no hearing
Listen to your favorite music, indulge in the melody and sing. The beneficial effects of music will then be even greater. Research has shown that singing can significantly help prevent and control illness. The study found that at the dawn of singers, the level of immunity-boosting substances increased.
Music works to lower the pressure
During hard work, your heart beats a lot slower if you practice with your favorite music. People who take blood pressure lowering agents need a much smaller dose if music is playing in the room.
For better driving concentration, listen to reggae
While driving, it’s much safer to listen to light but rhythmic music like reggae than heavy metal or rock music. Drivers who listen to fast rhythms while driving are much more aggressive and experience twice as much accidents as those listening to light music.
Rhythm is important because it keeps alertness.
The influence of music on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state of humans has long been known and has now been scientifically validated. Researchers at the University of California have discovered the positive impact of Mozart’s music on mathematical intelligence and space orientation in children, and renowned British violinist Yehudi Menuhin claims that he owes musical talent to parents who sang and played before he was born.
Interesting things about babies
Giselle E. Whitwell, a music educator and therapist who has been studying music’s impact on prenatal child development for 20 years, concludes that unborn babies are most fond of listening to lullabies sung by their moms or light baroque music like Vivaldi and Handel whose tempo is similar to the rhythm of our hearts when we calm. Some research has shown that newborn babies are calmer when listening to the sound of water and the sea because it reminds them of the sounds they heard in their mother’s stomach. Music has a proven impact on children’s development. Kids playing music of different content have a better command of language and motor skills.
And children who regularly participate in music games and playing showed a more free and relaxed expression, less depression and a more sophisticated motor skills.
The songs calm the sick children
In an experiment conducted in the mid-1980s, psychologists at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco found that the Twinkle song, Twinkle Little Star, which hospitalized children listened to on the walkman, prevented kicking and crying.
Lullabies affect unborn children
Dr. Michel Odent believes that pregnant women have a natural need to sing to their baby, and in the past, women around the world have always sung lullabies to their children and babies.
Playing encourages empathy
Teaching children to play music has a positive effect on even the youngest children because it removes their restlessness, entertains them, and stimulates brain development and social empathy, three US studies have shown.
Each child can learn to sing and move rhythmically to music
Getting started with music is recommended from an early age. Each child can learn to sing and move rhythmically to music if encouraged early enough in comfortable surroundings. Primary musical development takes place from birth to six years.