5-Music Can Help Manage Pain

Research has shown that music can be very helpful in the management of pain.

A 2015 review of research on the effects of music on pain management found that patients who listened to music before, during, or even after surgery experienced less pain and anxiety than those who did not listen to music.

While listening to music at any point in time was effective, the researchers noted that listening to music pre-surgery resulted in better outcomes.

The review looked at data from more than 7,000 patients and found that music listeners also required less medication to manage their pain. There was also a slightly greater, though not statistically significant, improvement in pain management results when patients were allowed to select their own music.

“More than 51 million operations are performed every year in the USA and around 4.6 million in England,” explained the study’s lead author, Dr. Catherine Meads of Brunel University in a press release. “Music is a non-invasive, safe, cheap intervention that should be available to everyone undergoing surgery.”

Have you ever experienced a time when you had pain and you listened to music and it managed the pain or reduced the anxiety of the situation?I know many people who have listened to Classical music after surgery to relieve pain and take their mind off  of their situation to positive effects. I have also known people to put on a happy pop song when in pain and getting up and dancing a little which relieved their symptoms also! Do you have any similar stories?

6-Music Might Help You Sleep Better

Insomnia is a serious problem that affects people of all age groups. While there are many approaches to treating this problem as well as other common sleep disorders, research has demonstrated that listening to relaxing classical music can be a safe, effective, and affordable remedy.​

In a study looking at college students, participants listened to classical music, an audiobook, or nothing at all. One group listened to 45 minutes of relaxing classical music while another group listened to an audiobook at bedtime for three weeks. Researchers assessed sleep quality both before and after the intervention.

The study found that participants who had listened to music had significantly better sleep quality than those who had listened to the audiobook or received no intervention.

Since music is an effective treatment for sleeping problems, it could be used as an easy and safe strategy for treating insomnia.

If you have ever listened to a guided meditation to help you sleep, you will know that music makes up most of the meditation, as the coach speaks less and less as the video progresses and allows the calming and sooting music to transport you  (hopefully) to the land of nod. It is the music that pushes you deeper into sleep and the use of harps, glockenspiels etc that aid the most with helping you to get to sleep.

If you have problems sleeping, why don’t you try listening to calming or classical music before going to sleep and see if that has any effect?


source of information : https://www.verywellmind.com/surprising-psychological-benefits-of-music-4126866