New Study Reveals The Positive Effects Of Listening To Albums
It’s well-known that music soothes the savage beast, but a new report has confirmed that it also soothes the soul. According to new research, there’s a strong link between listening to albums and mental well-being.
2019 adults took part in a study to see what impact music had on their state of mind, and the vast majority of participants agreed that listening to music had huge benefits for them mentally.
82.9% of those surveyed said that listening to albums helped them relax, while 76.4% agreed that listening to records lifts their mood if they’re feeling a little down. A similar number – 74.3% – said that listening to the favourite albums was a source of comfort, while 64.7% said they listened to their favourite albums when they needed a bit of an emotional lift.
“We’ve been aware of the scientific evidence regarding the positive effects of music on the brain and body for decades,” said author and academic Dr Julia Jones – who, rather awesomely, is also known as Dr Rock – in response to the study. “We also know that taking ‘time out’ of our hectic schedules is essential to maintain our well-being.
“So the album offers a perfect recipe for delivering the cocktail of neurochemical and physiological benefits, while also ensuring we enjoy an extended break. It’s an experience with a built-in stopwatch so there’s no need for clock watching. We can just sit back and enjoy the effects. The album is a particularly effective intervention at night when we’re approaching bedtime.
“Sleep has been identified as an absolutely critical factor in wellbeing and listening to a low tempo relaxing album can help get us into ‘sleep mode’ and increase the likelihood of a solid eight hours of rest and recovery. For that reason alone we should all be switching off the TV and listening to an album before bed every night.”
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