Nov 7, 2023, 02:25 AM IST
Several studies have found that listening to music can do wonders in improving an individual’s mood and mental health. It is a proven stress reliever which lowers cortisol. It also acts as a distraction from stressors.
Creating or listening to music helps the release of endorphins which help relieve pain, reduce stress and improve the sense of well-being. Music leaves the individual feeling energised further giving a boost to one’s confidence.
Studies have shown that listening to music or singing can make the human brain release oxytocin, which in turn helps one cope with depression and reduces feelings of loneliness.
Creating or listening to music has proven to be a tool in helping people express compressed emotions. Especially, singing your heart out can help release such feelings out of your system.
Studies show that when we listen to music, the limbic system, which is the one in charge of processing emotions and controlling memory, gets activated.