10 Benefits of Listening to Classical Music

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    Here are the top 10 benefits of listening to classical music. You should give it a try if you haven't already :)

    1. Decreases blood pressure
    Want to keep your heart healthy? According to an Oxford University study, listening to classical music can help reduce one’s blood pressure.

    In the study, researchers played participants different styles of music, including rap, pop, techno, and classical.

    Classical music was effective at lowering participant’s blood pressure, while rap, pop, and techno actually raised blood pressure.

    2. Boosts memory
    Did you know that listening to Mozart can actually help improve your memory? According to a study, people who listened to Mozart’s music showed an increase in brain wave activity that’s linked directly to memory.

    So next time you have to memorize a big speech or presentation, put on some Mozart while you practice.

    3. Sparks creativity
    To get your creative juices flowing, listen to some classical music. While listening to classical music won’t instantly make you creative, it will help put into a more creative mindset.

    Next time you need to brainstorm, try listening to some Mozart or Bach to get your mind thinking outside the box.

    4. Reduces stress levels
    If you’re feeling particularly stressed, listen to some classical tunes. A study found that pregnant women who listened to classical music were less likely to feel stressed throughout their pregnancy.

    Scientists claim that classical music’s tempo is similar to the human heart, which eases both anxiety and depression.

    5. Supercharges brainpower
    Do you have a big test or project coming up? Boost your brainpower by listening to some classical music.

    In a study, French researchers found that students who listened to a lecture in which classical music was played in the background scored better on a test compared to other students.

    6. Fights depression
    When you’re feeling down in the dumps, ditch the donuts and opt for some classical music instead.

    Several studies have proven that classical music helps relieve depression and melancholy.

    In fact, a study from Mexico discovered that listening to classical music can help ease symptoms of depression.

    7. Puts you to sleep
    Do you toss and turn for hours before finally falling asleep? Rather than squeeze in another episode of Games of Thrones or New Girl, listen to classical music.

    According to a study of people with sleep issues, listening to classical music for just 45 minutes prior to bed can help improve sleep quality.

    8. Relieves pain
    Instead of reaching for another Tylenol, you might want to consider playing a Bach or Beethoven playlist. Multiple studies have shown that listening to classical music can help relieve pain.

    According to researchers in London, patients listening to classical music used significantly less pain medication.

    9. Makes you happy
    Want to get out of that bad mood you’re in? Listening to classical music can help increase dopamine secretion, which activates the brain’s reward and pleasure center.

    In fact, a 2013 study found that music can help put people in a better mood.

    10. Improves productivity
    It’s a Monday morning and you can’t seem to get it together. To help boost productivity, listen to some classical music.

    A series of studies have proven that music makes repetitive tasks more enjoyable.

    A study performed by researchers at the University of Maryland found that Baroque classical music in the reading room can help improve radiologists’ efficiency and accuracy.

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    I think the doctors might want to take note and prescribe classical music for your health-and try to get people off the drug prescriptions that they are on after awhile. I think sometimes they should have doctors that practice more of a zen kind of medicine which really calms the soul down quite a bit-and makes your life more pleasant and natural. I think classical music helps me out so much in my daily life and helps me get more work done and sleep better at night-by just having it on.
     
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    The productivity part I can actually relate to although I don't know anything about classical music. It's really amazing how music picks you up whenever you are having one of those days. I love hip hop so every time I feel like I want to be on a different plane of vibration, the first thing I always do is listen to the music on my ipod.
     
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    nice list of benefits.. I believe most of the benefits of classical music is true.. I myself often listen to classical music to reduce stress and hearing classical music calms me down. I do read that classical music boost brain memory and that some parents prefer that while they are pregnant they listen to classical music so that their children would inherit boost in memory. also it is easy to fall asleep listening to classical music with the soothing feeling.. some classical music may also makes us happy with the tempo and arrangement of the song..
     

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