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Music

Importance of Music to Us

Music Brings Unity

Music is among the things which bring people together. Anytime there is a concert or a party at a club, people from all over come to enjoy music. It is this one time where people do not look at each other according to race or culture. Some people travel across continents to attend music festivals. People should learn to be united and treat each other the same way as they do when having fun at a music concert.

It Is a Universal Language

Crowds, concertDifferent countries have their language. But there is this one language we are all familiar with, and that is music. Sometimes it is just about the beats if you do not understand the language. You see there is a way music connects to the soul without even realizing the meaning. As long the music is playing people will be dancing and connecting to whatever is being said.

Emotions

Music carries all sorts of emotions in it. Some music will make you cry, and others will make you smile. Sometimes when you have lost a loved one, listening to sad music helps you heal and understand that others have gone through it and came out strong. Songwriters confess to having written certain songs to deal with their emotions, and it worked for them.

Ambiance

Music adds up to the experience of events and actions. Imagine going to a party without music? Or attending a church service without worship music? It will not feel right or rather complete. Anytime music is brought up in an event; people seem to gain life and fun sets in.

Helps in Imaginations

Listening to music on headphonesWell, this might not work for people who love dead silence during their quiet time. However, some people only need to listen to music and create the most amazing ideas ever. If you are in this category, make a wise selection and especially about the situation you are thinking of and you will be amazed by the brilliant ideas you will come up with.

Focus

Music helps so many of us to focus. If you are doing laundry or utensils, some good music will help you focus. Singing along the music enables you to do whatever you are doing better and faster. It is also an excellent way to keep distractions away. For instance, people around you will not get to you if you are listening to music and doing your thing.

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Healing Arts

Health Benefits Associated with Listening to Music

Music is a big part of our lives. Whether you are listening to music while working out, at work, or in the film it can bring up your mood. It has touched cultures throughout the world since early times in human history. Everyone one has a different taste of music, but all the types will bring a lot of benefits to you. Below are some of the health benefit associated with music.

Improves Sleep

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The most common things that interfere with sleep are anxiety and stress. Music affects both of these positively. Listening to music at different times, therefore, promotes better sleep patterns and more restful sleep. In situation, it can effectively treat insomnia.

Keeps the Brain Healthy

Playing or listening to music in old age helps to keep the brain healthy. Listening to music acts as an exercise for the mind so you can expect it to benefit the mental sharpness and memory. People with some form of brain damage may regain full or partial access to memories by listening to music. The rhythm and sounds of the music stay in your mind for long hence listening can help draw old memories and neurological patterns.

Boosts the Immune System

The stress hormone cortisol is known to weaken the body’s immune system. This leads to interference with memory, blood pressure, increased risk of heart disease, and low bone density. Music reduces the level of this stress hormone. Listening to uplifting music also increases the level of antibodies in your body. It is vital to listen to music that you enjoy to have this overall physical effect.

Improves Verbal and Visual Skills

 

kid listening to musicStudies reveal that music education at the early stages of life stimulates the kid’s brain in various ways which will enhance communication, visual and verbal skills. Kids between the age of four and six who are subjected to musical training in pitch, voice, melody, and rhythm develop the ability to understand and explain words. Children who participate in music lessons with their parents tend to have the ability to communicate frequently.

Blood pressure and Pulse Rate

Music strengthens the heart and also improves the recovery time of people who were suffering from heart disease. Irrespective of the genre of music, listening to your favorite music will release endorphins in your brain. This helps to improve vascular health. Patients who listen to music immediately after cardiac surgery become less anxious and have less pain than those who rest quietly.

Heart patients who listen to music for thirty minutes tend to have slower heart rates, less distress, and low blood pressure as compared to those who do not.

Besides making you happy and reducing anxiety and depression, these are some of the main benefits that you will get from music. It is, therefore, necessary to always listen to your favorite music.