5 Brain Boosting Benefits of Listening to Classical Music

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By Hot Health September 20, 2016 17:37
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5 Brain Boosting Benefits of Listening to Classical Music

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Health Benefits of Listening to Classical Music

Music is immensely seeped into the lives of individuals everywhere. Irrespective of the age, gender, occupation or any other social factor which influences the behavior of an individual, music is a form of art which connects them all. Music plays distinct roles in distinct lives. Whatever are the reasons, music has a strong hold on people’s lives and it would be hard to imagine a world without music. And just if music was not special enough, a number of researches from all around the world have proved that music leaves positive impacts on our health and helps us in improving the peace and harmony in our lives. That changes everything, doesn’t it? The most interesting thing about these health benefits is that they are all science-backed and they actually work!

Let us take a look at some of the benefits that classical music provides to our health.

Stress-Relief/Mood Changing

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This is perhaps the reason most people turn to music. When they experience a surge of multiple emotions and don’t quite know how to express it, music comes to their rescue. But who knew that it is backed by science? These benefits are like ‘healing properties’ of classical music which magically elevate your mood and help you relieve the stress that has been building up in you. It works best when you are overwhelmed by something and want to just let it all go in the moment. In most researches, it has shown to help people suffering from depression and anxiety curtail their negative thoughts and find the motivation to keep going in life. The soft, calming tune of the classical music calms down your nerves and helps you relax.

Improved Sleep Patterns and Quality

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Classical music can perhaps be the best lullaby. Especially for people with insomnia and other sleeping disorders, classical music work wonders. It soothes your mind and naturally flows into your body thereby helping you to relax and fall asleep. Since it works at relaxing your mind before you fall asleep, you experience a good, qualitative, restful and peaceful sleep and feel afresh in the morning. However, it does take its time to have the effect on the body so it is recommended that you listen to it for at least 30 minutes before you plan to sleep.


Creativity Boost



We all turn to music when our brain is stuck at a place and we need to find a way out. For this some people read, some take a walk, some talk to their friends etc. But science suggests that just listening to classical music will get your creative juices flowing. It won’t be instant, obviously because its music not magic. But classical music and the soothing instrumental sounds that it has to offer induces a much creative mindset in you where you don’t concentrate on being stuck at a point anymore and eventually find your way out.

Physical Push

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As unbelievable as it may sound, classical music gives you the physical push you need to work out and also helps witness an increased physical performance. Music accompanies a workout almost everywhere in the world yet somehow classical music takes an edge over the other types of music since it prevents you from falling victim to the evils of ‘giving up’. One of the features that make it possible is perhaps the fact that classical music has no words and therefore you can concentrate more on what you’re doing rather than what is being said in your ear. This helps in increased physical performance which not only helps you stay fit but also increases your stamina.


Enhanced Cognitive Performance

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There have been a number of instances where the truth of this proposition was witnessed. The positive effects music leaves on your brain is often referred to as the results of the Mozart Effect. Listening to classical music enhances the gene activity in regards to pleasure and reward, cognitive ability and proper brain function. Classical music has also been helpful in boosting the memory of a person and helps them remember things in a distinct, vivid manner for a long time.

Taking into account the amount of research that have been conducted on the health benefits of classical music, there are a lot of other health problems which classical music helps us fight. Some of these include depression, anxiety, strokes, chronic pains, stress before and after surgery—or any kind of illness for that matter, enhances blood vessels and helps in speeding up recovery. Classical music has also been known to induce a meditative state in the brain of a person whereby an individual voluntarily takes effort to get rid of the negative energy in the body.

Here are some great pieces to get you started


Classic Pop /Modern Day Classical Music infused with Popular Music

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By Hot Health September 20, 2016 17:37
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  1. Derek January 10, 14:41

    Good post, however, I don’t know about listening to classical music while I workout.

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