New Research Supports Music as Treatment

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New Research Supports Music as Treatment


New research from the British Academy of Sound Therapy proves that music heals, suggesting that, in the future, music could be prescribed to help us focus, feel happier, relax, and overcome sadness. While 90% of participants in the study use music to relax, 82% use it to make them feel happy, 47% process and/or release sadness with music, and 33% find it aids concentration. You won’t be surprised to learn that the best music for relaxation has a slow tempo, simple melody, and no lyrics, with an optimum listening time of 13 minutes—and many benefits were reported, including “decreased muscle tension, negative thoughts disappearing, feeling peaceful and contented, and being able to sleep better.” Learn more at Classic FM.


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