8 Surprising Ways Music Benefits Your Brain

Music benefits your brain

7. Music can prevent overeating 

Yes. You read it right! Music can help you eat less and researchers too have found  friendly ties between music and eating.

In one study at Cornell University, people at less food, when the restaurant was low-lit and played jazz music. On the contrary, those who ate in restaurants with bright lights and loud music consumed more food. Also, people in the quieter dining area found the food tasty and spent more time on table than those who sat on typical fast-food like section.

In short, soft music and lights can calm your mind and help you consume fewer calories. Isn’t it the best way to curb your appetite? Relaxed setting adds to comfort, help you eat slowly and feel fuller sooner.

If you are on a mission to lose weight or want to have a healthy eating, don’t forget to play mellow music and dim lights.

8. Music acts as pain-killer

“He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.” – Hannah Harrington

Music plays a beautiful role in pain management whether it’s physical or emotional pain. 266 to 360 million surgeries are performed every year, according to the World Health Organization and patients experience mild to severe pain after the operation.

Music has proven to be a safe and budget-friendly intervention for patients undergoing surgery. Research has shown that listening to music post-operation decreased the severity of pain, anxiety, and feeling of depression.

One study of end-stage liver disease patients found that music therapy reduced pain intensity by 10% and improved their satisfaction with pain management care by 30%. In some studies listening to music, pre-surgery resulted in better outcomes such as lower stress, enhanced comfort and decreased fear.

Music has a calming effect and can lessen muscle tension in patients struggling with chronic illnesses and emotional stress associated with it.

Read The Power of Beats: A Look Into the Psychological Effects of Music

Wrap up

No doubt, music has a wide range of physical, cognitive, emotional and psychological benefits and by making it part of your life, you can become happier and healthier.

What are other ways music benefits your brain? Comment and let us know!


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