Music has been said to be a universal language.
It is useful to all humans, the effects of music on people are not fully understood, and studies have shown that when you hear music to your liking, the brain actually releases a chemical called dopamine that has positive effects on mood.
Music can make us feel strong emotions, such as joy, sadness, or fear, some will agree that it has the power to move us. According to some researchers, music may even have the power to improve our health and well-being.
Below are some health importance of music:
Music is a very strong instrument for relieving stress; mental, psychological, emotional and physical stress. People undergoing some medical surgeries can listen to music in order to put their minds at ease. Also, people receiving cancer treatment can listen to music to help reduce anxiety.
According to research, the repetitive elements of rhythm and melody help our brains form patterns that enhance memory. In a study of stroke survivors, listening to music helped them experience more verbal memory, less confusion, and better focused attention. Also, listening to music can help people with Alzheimer’s recall seemingly lost memories and even help maintain some mental abilities.
Source of comfort
Music helps soothe a troubled soul. From research, music therapy has been used to help enhance communication, coping, and expression of feelings such as fear, loneliness, and anger in patients who have a serious illness, and who are in end-of-life care.
From recent research, it has been discovered that music helps patients recovering from stroke recover faster, stroke patients who listened to music they chose themselves for two hours a day had significantly improved recovery of cognitive function compared to those who listened to audio books or were given no listening material. Most of the music contained lyrics, which suggests that it’s the combination of music and voice that bolstered the patients’ auditory and verbal memory.
If you have a baby who is learning to speak, or an adult trying to recover, or you need something to boost your happiness, try listening to music.