Who doesn’t love listening to music? May be there are some of us who does not but for the most of us, music plays a big role in our daily lives. Whether we’re listening to music while taking a shower, going for a jog, or simply listening on our way to work, music just brings a good vibration, makes us feel relaxed, happy and content. In addition, music has touch cultures around the globe ever since the beginning of time. But have you ever asked yourself what it can do to our health?
Music Makes Us Happier
Music has the power to do amazing things and change our mood, from being happy to sad, energized to depress. When you listen to a song that hits you, this causes your brain to release dopamine which is also known as good chemicals. Dopamine causes us to feel joy, excitement and happiness. Listening to music provides us the same level of happiness we experience when having sex or eating a cheesecake.
Music Keeps Our Brain Healthy
Researches have found that listening to music can help keep our brain healthy and lively, especially when we age. You can expect to have a better memory and mental sharpness since you are actually exercising your brain when you listen to music.
Though partially and depending on the severity, people who are suffering from brain damage can regain memories when they listen to music. It is because listening to music draws old memories and BNP (Basic Neurological Patterns) because rhythm and sound stays longer within the core of our mind for a very long time.
Music Improves The Quality of Sleep
The most common thing that interferes sleep is stress, and anxiety that creates fast heart rates. Since music has the positive effects, researchers have found that listening to song continuously creates a restful and better sleep pattern. There are also cases where music can become an effective treatment for insomnia.
Music Can Reduce Pain and Boost The Immune System
Research have found that music can also reduce the level of stress hormones in our body, which is responsible for weakening our immune system, increase blood pressure, lowering bone density, increase risk of heart disease, and other aspect that goes with stress. Just by listening to music for fifty minutes can uplift the level of antibodies in our system. Though it is not studied what type of music it is, listening to your personal preference regardless the genre does have an overall effect to your physical health.