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Benefits of listening to music

Music is an art. It is usually vocal or instrumental or a combination of both. Music has been there from time immemorial albeit in different forms. So much is music listened to that it is part of nearly all activities people do, be it in farming, working out or just to relax. Below are some of the benefits of listening to music.

Why you should listen to music

Motivation


Music has been used for motivation in yester times for tough manual activities like farming where people sang while working to draw strength and motivation. In current times, music is a motivation factor in sports activities and when working out. People draw motivation and strength from listening to their preferred type of music which increases their work rate.

Eases stress

Music has a healing factor. A scientific finding shows that listening to a preferred genre of music does reduce levels of stress hormone cortisol. This, in turn, will reduce chronic stress illnesses which are big contributors to other forms of illnesses. Therefore, music has a medicinal aspect.

Sleeping aid

A lot of people experience difficulty in sleeping or wake up several times in the course of their sleep. This disorder, commonly known as insomnia, has been known to affect the physical and mental well-being of people and has been found to be a cause of accidents. Research conducted at major universities have found that playing soothing music at bed hours have increased sleep quality for those people who have a sleeping disorder. This has curative measure commonly referred to as music therapy.

Strengthens memory and learning process

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Classical music has like Mozart has been found to help improve learning processes. Children are taught how to memorize alphabets and count numbers through singing them out loud. This has proved a better way for kids to learn and memorize faster.

Socialization

People are drawn to one another by similar interests. Music brings these interests together in forms of concerts, music festivals and parties. This improves social aspects and brings people of diverse beliefs and cultures together.

Fosters creative thinking

Music has brought about creative aspects. Through listening to music, most people draw inspiration and artistic aspects and talents manifest. Such talents include dancing or even art in the form of drawings and paintings.

Preservation of culture and heritage

Music is used to recount the history of communities. Be it in praising of events or powerful persons, in festivals, or lullaby for children, music expresses the way of life of communities. Songs that were composed in the olden days do not change over time, and this becomes a tool of preservation of culture and heritage. Due to different languages used in music, it also becomes an instrument of identity.