Music and its Effect on The Brain
Music has profound effects on our emotions. Listening to fast music such as dance music can help you concentrate and get you up and moving. Upbeat music such as most pop music can induce positive and optimistic notions. However, listening to slower music such as some jazz or reggae can calm you down and even help you sleep!
Music To Help You Relax and Sleep
Some tracks effective in reducing stress include:
Enya - Watermark
Adele - Someone Like You
Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria
All Saints - Pure Shores
DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix)
These music tracks are varied genres so you can find the perfect type of music for you to relax to. They are all slow paced songs so, when in a relaxed position, listening to these types of songs will gradually slow your heartbeat down.
The Effect of Music on the Human Stress Response Research
There has been lots of research on how music can affect human’s stress levels. Findings show that music does impact the psychobiological stress system. This means listening to slow paced music can help you recover from stress inducing thoughts or activities.
One paper even found that the sound of rippling water can help you control your stress the best. When participants listened to the sound of rippling water their cortisol levels were the lowest, so the participants were more relaxed.
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