Many of us instinctively know the effects of music on our mood. Music has many benefits for the body, mind, and soul. It can improve learning, concentration, and memory. Music can equally boost your mental fitness, enhance physical performance, and reduce pain. Many people turn to listen to music when they are either so happy, very angry or when in pains. Music is used as a form of distraction and also entertainment by most people.
Health benefits of listening to music;
1. It elevates mood
the brain produces hormone dopamine which is good for the brain’s health. Listening to music actually opts the production of this hormone which in turn helps to relieve depression, fear, and anxiety.
2. It stimulates the memory
there are people who suffer from agitation, dementia and Alzheimer, diseases which actually do not have a direct cure. If you are suffering from such diseases, music therapy will surely help you. This is because music improves the mood of such patient and also creates a space for communication.
3. It increases workout endurance
exercising will help you to work out more. When working out, play danceable songs and songs you love and you will realize that your work out session will be longer without you noticing time flying. This is because listening to music can boost physical performance and increase endurance during a tough exercise session.
4. It’s heart healthy
it has been proven in research that, listening to music helps to increase the level of serotonin in the blood. It also helps to reduce stress, and lower blood pressure. This is simply because, listening to soothing music can help make blood to flow easily.
5. It helps you sleep faster
music also helps in making you fall at sleep fast. Babies are a good example for this and that is why, we use lullabies for them to sleep. It’s the same for adults, jut playing soft music and laying in bed will help you go to bed faster.
6. Music Strengthens Learning and Memory
depending on the degree to which you like music and whether or not you play an instrument. Listening to music helps you to learn and recall information faster and better.
In as much as listening to music is good for the health, it has some side effects.
- Listening to loud music with ear phones can destroy your ears and hearing.
- Also, in as much as music makes you happy, some songs can make you feel sad instead, maybe because of the wordings or a bad memory you had which is in line with the song you are listening to. So, if some songs bring bad memories, it is good you avoid them.
To conclude, note that there are different types of songs that can be listened to depending on your mood. So, listen to what suits you and will make you happy.