Listening to music is entertaining but it can also be very healthy for your emotional well-being. Music influences you and you will have noticed that when ever, listening to a song your hair has stood on end, you have suddenly felt good, you have started dancing almost without realizing it or you have started to cry , does it sound like any of these situations? It’s normal, it happens to all of us.

Music can directly influence your moods and its psychological effects are very great. Music can relax your mind or activate your body, it can even help you feel less pain . But this is not all … the psychological benefits of music are many more! Next you will meet some of them.

1. Less stress in your life

Music is known to help reduce or control stress in people. Meditation music can help you calm your mind and relax. Listening to music has a response to human stress, exactly in the autonomic nervous system. People who listen to music tend to recover more quickly from stress.

2. Symptoms of depression are reduced

Music can be an effective treatment for many disorders, including depression. Music reduces the symptoms of depression and anxiety in people who have neurological diseases such as dementia or Parkinson’s , among others. It is a safe therapy to complement with medical treatments.

3. Improve your mood

Music can have an impact on your mood, so it offers benefits to be more content. The best music to improve mood is classical music and meditation, while heavy music and techno have opposite effects.

Also, music can make you happier. Music plays an important role in your mood and you can make yourself more self-aware. Listening to positive music will make you feel happier for weeks, so don’t hesitate to put on happy music, every day of your life!

4. Mental performance is improved

Having music in the background while you are doing another activity will help you have better cognitive performance (especially in older adults). Lively music helps people have faster processing speed, upbeat and sadder music has memory benefits. When working on an assignment, put some music in the background for better mental performance – instrumental songs are ideal!

5. Pain is better controlled

Music can be very helpful in treating pain. People with fibromyalgia who listen to music for an hour a day significantly reduce pain.

Patients who listen to music before, during, or even after surgery experience less pain and anxiety than those who do not listen to music. While listening to music at any point of time is effective, listening to music before surgery is best.

There are studies that show how people who take medications consume less of them to control pain if they listen to music.

6. You sleep better

Insomnia is a serious problem that affects millions of people around the world, of any age. There are many ways to treat this problem, but research shows that listening to relaxing classical music is a safe, effective, and affordable way to get a better night’s sleep.

7. Increase motivation

If you find it difficult, for example, to exercise, if you listen to music it will increase your motivation to do more and better. Accelerated music helps people work harder on the tasks at hand. If you want to follow an exercise routine, put on some lively music that gives you good energy, and enjoy! 

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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