Music therapy can help to solve some sleep problems, deal with stress and
psychosomatic disorders, concentrate on monotonous work and much more.
Capacities of music to develop intelligence and memory deserve special
attention. We have collected a number of facts that music therapy is able to make people cleverer, healthier and happier.
How can music influence a person?
Attention concentration and memory improvement• Music improves efficiency of routine and repetitive work.
• Children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder can better cope with mathematical problems after listening to some music. And accompanying various tests with music can improve performance of students by 40%.
Pain relief and speeding up of the rehabilitation process• Music can help people with severe brain injuries to restore personal
• Listening to music before and after surgeries can reduce the level of
anxiety and pain. There are documented cases when the need for anesthetics was reduced thanks to music.
• Calm music help people suffering from migraine and chronic headaches
reducing the intensity, duration and frequency of the disease.
Support of various systems in the body• Music helps create a positive emotional experience which results in the
release of hormones improving immunity.
• Prevents development of chronic ear buzzing.
• Reduces the number of epileptic seizure in children with epilepsy.
• Calm music reduces high blood pressure.
• Classical music reverses sleep disorders.
Besides, it is scientifically stated that music activates the brain areas regulating planning, motion, attention, training and memory.
Favorite pieces of music can develop emotional intelligence, change mood and help us be more communicable and friendly. They can also influence improvement of professional efficiency.
It may become a discovery for musicians that when playing the musical
instruments their brain regions activate symmetrically and the corpus callosum (a region connecting left and right hemispheres) increases in size.
Hormonal changesListening to music facilitates releasing hormones, for example of dopamine
called a hormone of joy. It has a positive impact on the brain work, improves mood, reduces anxiety, and it is responsible for the level of pleasure, happiness, and motivation. A sufficient concentration of dopamine in the blood significantly improves the human cognition.
Interestingly, music also facilitates the release of a minimum amount of
cortisone – a stress hormone. In this case it has a positive effect on the body.
Cortisone optimally handles stress and stimulates generation of substances required for neogenesis, which means that with music stress can turn into a friend!
Simple rules for happy lifeTo make your life better, it is enough to have sessions of music therapy twice a day. Sit or lie down comfortably, switch off all communication devices and enjoy classical music for 10–15 minutes. The main thing is to clear your mind from all current tasks and problems to the maximum. It helps to reset the mind and consequently handle day-to-day tasks more constructively and effectively.
Such sessions are especially good after tense intellectual work.
Listening to music is also recommended during daily rigors in order to
maintain the focus of attention, activate creative thinking and positive mood.