I was cleaning my room until I found a photo of my then pregnant mom holding a cassette player to her tummy. I asked her what was she doing and why is she holding it against her belly. She said that it was for my younger sister. At first, I thought that she just wanted to let my then unborn sister hear her favorite music. But as I browse around the internet, I found out that there is more to it than that. Studies show that music can do a lot of health benefits to an unborn child.
While inside the womb, those babies who were allowed by their moms to listen to music have improved reflexes and mental stimulation. On top of that, the music that babies hear while inside the womb shapes their personalities.
Learning that, I also found out that music indeed plays a big role in our lives. Before, I thought that it is just fun to study while listening to classical music. But I did not know that it can play a positive impact on a person’s brain function. In fact, I studies say that there are certain genres that match our learning needs. For example, Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” gives a calming effect. Thus, listening to it can help our brain remember and learn new things. On the other hand, upbeat songs enhance our creative performance. So if you are an art student, then listening to Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “This is What You Came for” is an ideal song for you to help you with your art project.
But music does not only help us ace a test. It can also make our business boom. Like in studying, a music’s genre also helps in giving a better dining experience to the customers – which means more revenue. Ever wonder why five-star restaurants play more classical music than rock? According to a study, the faster the music being played in restaurants, the more turnaround it will cause.
Speaking of business, music can also help in our work. Do you remember how fast you finished your household chore without noticing it while listening to music? That is what also happens when we work. As a matter of fact, a study shows that an upbeat type of music assists employees to be more productive.
Additionally, of course, we all know that music helps us relieve stress and anxiety because, through this, we are able to express ourselves. But little some of us know that through this, we can also prevent diseases. It strengthens the heart as well. It can also cause lower a patient’s blood pressure and slower heart rates for patients who are suffering from heart disease. With all of that being said, the inventor of the proverb, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” can now replace the word “apple” with “music”.
Music can do various benefits for us. So, you might want to start updating your playlist with songs that will suit your needs.