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Nowadays, people enjoy modern music in many different ways. On one hand, some women dance in tune while doing aerobic exercises in their favorite leggings for dance. On the other hand, some men can’t resist playing loud music while singing and even jumping on every rhythm. Modern music can boost our health and improve our mood in such ways.
What about classical music? Are you a type of person who enjoys classical music the same way other people enjoy modern music? If so, you may not yet be aware that you are enjoying some hidden benefits while listening to your favorite classical music by Mozart or Beethoven.
Today, we will go through five benefits you can get listening to classical music.
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1. Improve Memory
The most popular benefit classical music offers is its capability to enhance memory function. In fact, many people believe that classical music can further improve the memory of a baby. Although there is no specific study that points to a baby as a subject, there is one study made in which the subjects were adults.
This study was conducted by Northumbria University, and in this study, subjects were divided into two groups. The first one was the one who listened to classical music during a test while the other group was tested in silence. After the study, it was found that those in the first group answered faster and more accurately than those in the second group.
2. Improves Emotional Confidence
Some people who suffer from trauma are not capable of communicating their emotion to others that well. They conceal their joy, fears, insecurities, and other emotions. Classical music is a perfect healing method to boost emotional health.
3. Promotes Positive Mental Attitude
Contrary to the belief of many people that classical music can make people feel negative and down, there was a study made by Edinburgh University that stated classical music can make one feel at ease with themselves.
In this study, there were two groups of subjects. One was a group of people who listened to heavy metal, and the other one was a group of subjects who listened to classical music. After the test, it was found that the second group of people showed being more at ease with themselves than those in the first group.
4. Promote Quality Sleep
For some people, listening to classical music makes them sleepy, but this is not the factor why it helps us improve sleep quality. Whether it makes you sleep or not when listening to the music, the effect is gradual and not immediate.
Classical music can make you sleep more deeply and longer. Furthermore, experts say it’s great for helping insomnia and other sleeping disorders.
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5. Reduce Stress
Some people say that love songs and ballads can relieve stress. We don’t know if that’s true, but classical music has been proven to relieve stress. This is evident in the study made by Glasgow University.
In the study, there were various types of music with differences in pitch, rhythm, tune, and melody. Each aspect was tested according to stress level. It was found out that those aspects that belong to classical music were the ones that reduced the stress level more than other musical rhythms.
Upon learning the above benefits, you will surely become more eager to listen to classical music. Studies and research that back up the claims stated here may not be enough to say that the benefits are proven, but listening to this type of music is definitely worth trying.
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