March 15


Science Reveals Why You Feel Happy When You Hear Your Favorite Song

By Peter Julian

March 15, 2020

Chronic stress can have very negative affects on our health which include things like muscle tightness, high blood pressure, increased heart rate and difficulty breathing. One of the best ways that we can ease stress and relax more is by listening to music. A study was done by the University of Nevada, Reno which showed that when highly stressed individuals listened to their favorite song, they tended to relax much more. Some of the best kinds of music to listen to when trying to ease stress include Native American music as well as Celtic music. When you are feeling stressed, go listen to your favorite song and chill out.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chronic stress negatively affects our health because it can lead to muscle tightness, increased heart rate and blood pressure as well as faster breathing.
  • A study was done that showed that when high stressed people listened to their favorite song, they became much more relaxed than they previously were.
  • Some of the best types of music to listen to relax include Native American music and Celtic music. Jazz is also a great choice as it can ease anxiety.

“According to a 2019 Gallup poll that examined the emotional state of people in America, over 55 percent of the U.S. population reported experiencing some degree of stress in their daily life. And this was roughly 20 percent higher than the global average of 35 percent.”

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