8 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Listen to Classical Music

8 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Listen to Classical Music

Classical music has for the longest time been a status symbol, and though more people are gravitating towards this music genre, it still carries the wealthy tag. Why? Because everyone else attends music festivals and concerts, but the rich/ elite attend orchestras and operas. However, if you are looking to break such societal barriers, then you understand that classical music gives you more than a title; it comes with the following advantages:

  1. It offers a brain boost

Classical music, has, for the longest time been associated with making people smart because of the phenomenal ‘Mozart Effect.’ Though there have been no clear-cut explanations for the phenomenon, studies are pointing to the fact that classical music enhances gene activity related to cognitive functions, reward/ pleasure, and better brain function.

So, maybe, your child needs to listen to more classical music to save you the cost of a high school math tutor. Classical music is said to supercharge the brain’s power and students listening to lectures where there is classical music in the background scored higher grades than the ones who aren’t listening to the classic tunes.

  1. Music Therapy for healing

Medical professionals have used music therapy since the 17th Century. Studies show that listening to music improves comfort after a patient undergoes surgery and it also lowers pain. Perhaps this happens because makes you focus on sounds rather than pain at a subconscious level.

  1. It helps fight depression

With no known medicine for depression on the market, most psychiatrists recommend therapy among which is music therapy. Classical music eases the symptoms of depression and also lifts the melancholic feelings.

This could also come from the fact that listening to classical music helps you fall asleep faster. The harmony of classical music is calming, and when the brain calms down, your body also relaxes, and you get to sleep easily.

  1. Classical music makes you happy

Classical music triggers brain areas responsible for the release of dopamine and serotonin. The release of these neurotransmitters leads to the activation of regions of the brain associated with reward and pleasure. So, you will be happy. By easing anxiety and depression symptoms as well as stress, you will be able to enjoy life a little more.

  1. It is helpful to persons with dementia

Thanks to classical music’s ability to increase brain waves associated with memory, it helps persons with dementia regain most of their memories. This way, the quality of life improves enormously.

It also works for people with Alzheimer’s as it can reawaken some parts of their brains making them recall personal details and their associations of the past.

  1. It lowers blood pressure

There is a fascinating connection between classical music and blood pressure. For example, listening to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony keeps you in sync with your body’s natural rhythm keeping blood pressure within optimum levels.

  1. It increases your productivity

Classical music makes repetitive tasks/ actions fun, and it increases productivity. It also has positive effects to your workout sessions. Classical tunes will help you get in the zone, and it also goes an extra mile to give you the push you need to perform well.

  1. It sparks creativity

Listening to classical music lights up the brain, and it opens the taps for your creative juices to flow through.