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Benefits of listening to Jazz Music

May 03, 2022

                                 Benefits of listening to Jazz Music

 

Jazz Music May Lower Blood Pressure
 

Several types of music, including classical music, upbeat music, and smooth jazz, have been proven to help lower blood pressure by expanding blood vessels — this consequently reduces the likelihood of developing health complications. According to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, listening to jazz can expand vessels by up to 30%. As a bonus, it can also boost immunoglobulin levels, decreasing the risk of infection.

Of course, music alone is not a comprehensive treatment — if you have high blood pressure, it’s important to supplement music therapy with things like proper exercise, regular medical checkups, and a low-salt diet.

Listening to a Jazz Song Stimulates the Brain

 

Listening to relaxing music is known to influence your brain waves, resulting in several different cognitive benefits. Examples include:

  • Stress relief: Jazz music relaxes the body by activating your alpha brain waves, which helps with reducing anxiety and promoting a calm mind.
  • Better sleep: Listening to jazz music can activate delta brain waves, which induces better sleep.
  • Increased creativity: In addition to alpha and delta waves, jazz music can promote your theta brain waves, which encourage higher levels of creativity.
  • Improved memory and mood: According to a study conducted by Johns Hopkins University, listening to jazz can improve your memory, mood, and verbal abilities.
  • Reduced depression: Studies show that those who listen to jazz or slow music are 25% less likely to develop depression.

Whether you’re listening to the same songs or new musicians every night, exposing your brain to jazz music is a great way to improve your overall mental well-being.

 

Jazz May Assist With Chronic Pain Conditions

 

People with debilitating pain conditions often turn to prescription drugs and other medical treatments to help relieve that pain. While you should follow your doctor’s guidance on pain relief, it doesn’t hurt to try listening to jazz music as well. One study showed that those who listened to jazz music experienced a 21% decrease in pain — in comparison, non-listeners experienced only a 2% decrease in pain. In addition to chronic, everyday pain, jazz music can help with the following:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Stroke recovery
  • Childbirth
  • Post-operative recovery

Similar to how music persuades the brain to reduce stress and promote happiness, it can compel your brain to resist feelings of pain. Whether you’re going through a short-term event like childbirth or dealing with daily headaches, music offers an all-natural, safe solution. Positive results were also seen among those who listened to slow music and classical musicians.

 

Turn Up the Jazz

Famous jazz musician John Coltrane once said that music can “change the thinking of people.” Although he may have been speaking metaphorically, the quote turned out to be rooted in quite literal truths. Jazz influences our brains and bodies for the better, compelling us to be more creative, less stressed, and healthier. That’s why an increasing number of doctors are turning to music therapy as a way to help patients feel happier and healthier.

 

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