Four Benefits of Music For Your Mental Health
- Music Can Reduce Stress
Research has shown that music can help to lower heart rate and cortisol levels, release endorphins (the feel-good hormones), and can serve as a distraction pulling one away from their stressful thoughts. Generally, soft, ambient music tends to provide the stress-reduction benefits.
- Music Can Help With Pain Management
Music also has the power to help manage chronic pain. Music helps bring people into a regulated state, which helps with overall pain management. Some studies have even suggested that music may treat chronic pain better than medication alone!
- Music May Help You Sleep Better
Music improves sleep by helping you feel more relaxed and at ease. Using music can also decrease the time it takes to fall asleep.
- Music May Reduce Symptoms of Depression
The use of music in the treatment of depression may improve mood through emotional expression that is associated with music. Music Therapy has become a popular form of treating depression due to its ability to promote physical and mental healing. As noted earlier, classical or ambient music tends to be best when used for depression.
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