Thursday, March 14, 2019

10 Surprising Benefits Of Classical Music | Music Think Tank

Did you know that listening to classics like Bach and Beethoven is actually good for your health? Many people enjoy listening to classical music while studying or working, and now we know why!

From decreasing your blood pressure to improving your memory, research has proven that listening to classical music is associated with better physical and mental health in the following ways.

The Physical Benefits

First, listening to classical music has some convincing benefits for your physical health. Here are just a few of the benefits that researchers have proven thus far.

  • Lower blood pressure - According to Oxford University, listening to music such as rap and pop increases your blood pressure, while listening to classical music lowers it.

  • Help falling asleep - Have trouble sleeping at night? This study found that listening to classical music before bedtime can drastically improve your sleep quality.

  • Alleviated physical pain - Dr. Catherine Meads found that classical music lessened the need for pain medication among patients post-surgery!

  • Less stress - Possibly because the tempo in classical music resembles that of the human heart, researchers have found that listening to it decreases stress.

The Mental Benefits

The benefits of listening to Bach and Beethoven aren’t limited to physical performance. There are also a variety of ways they can be applied to your mental and emotional health as well.

  • Better memory - Listening to classical composers promotes brain wave activity that is directly linked to the memory, according to the results of this study.

  • Enhanced academic performance - Have a big test coming up? Try studying with classical music in the background, as university research showed it can help you score higher!

  • Alleviated depression - This Mexico study discovered that classical music can also help alleviate the symptoms of depression.

To learn more surprising benefits of classical music, check out the infographic below. Convinced that it’s time to start learning classical music? Try picking up classical guitar or taking some beginner piano lessons!

 Post Author: Jessica Dais is a writer for TakeLessons Live, a platform for lifelong learners of guitar and other music subjects. 



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