What's Good About Music?
No doubt music plays an important role in our everyday life. Everybody love music, well, at least most of us do. Whether it's the music that we listen to on the way to work, while driving or while we workout, music can brighten up our moods, tell us a story or even heal wounds. Music has touched cultures all over the world since very early times in human history. Have you ever wondered how music might affect our health?
Improves visual & verbal skills
A study using subjects that were 8 to 11 year olds found that those who were involved in extra-curricular music classes were developing higher verbal IQ's and their visual ability was greater than those who did not receiving the training.
Keeps an aging brain healthy
Research has shown that having musical training and listening to or playing music in old age can help keep the brain healthy especially as it ages. Since listening to music is like exercising the brain, one can expect the benefits of better memory and mental sharpness as they age.
Music Makes You Happier
A study showed that music with a quick tempo played in a major key made people feel happy. Our brains release dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter, in higher volume when listening to moving music.
Better Sleep Quality
Some of the most common things to interfere with sleep are stress and anxiety (heart rates.) Since music has the ability to affect both in a positive way, research has found that listening to music at various times promotes better sleep patterns for people and even created more restful sleeps. In some cases music might even be able to be used to effectively treat insom-nia.
Other benefits include improves cardio-vascular activities and immune system, reducing bodily pains, depression and anxieties. There are so many benefits of music, let's hope for more positive results from different researchers in the future, maybe one day they will tell us music can heal major diseases! Let's keep our fingers crossed!