The positive side of music


Many people wonder why we have music and if it is good or bad for us to be listening to. Music can not just help your soul but also your brain. Music can also help reduce anxiety, blood pressure, pain, improve sleep quality, mood, memory and more. Music can help your brain in so many different ways. 

Studies show that for people who go to musicals and performances now, 69% of their brain health is very good. That is compared to 58% who went in the past and 52% who have never gone. They have reported children who have been unperfected by music, 68% rated their ability to learn new things as “excellent, or very good,” compared to 50% of them who were exposed to music. (Harvard Medical School)

Some people think that music is just fun to listen to and it does not do anything for your brain but once the music enters your brain it triggers the center of your dopamine. It’s a nerve that makes you feel good. The dopamine is a kind of naturally occurring happy chemical we receive as part of a reward system. The dopamine is not only released during peak musical moments but also when we anticipate those moments. It does not matter what genre of music you listen to, they all have a good effect on your brain. 

Different genres of music can make you feel a certain way and help you in different ways. You could play up-beat music and try to bring your energy up. Such as how you can play instrumental and calming music to help to work and study, or try to go to sleep. 

There is no need for someone to not listen to music. There are so many different ways music is listened to. Such as in movies, the radio, youtube, just music in general, playing an instrument, choir and many other places and things you hear music at or in. 

Have you ever heard the expression “If you don’t use it, you will lose it?” This is the same thing for the brain with music. It strengthens your brian when you are listening and weakens when you are not. The reason is that the brain is efficient. 

Music just is not there to help with your brain. It can help people identify their identities. The music we play or listen to can help tell the people around us who we are.