We often hear how Mozart can make us smarter, but this article talks about the ways that music can make us feel better too!
Of particular interest: “Classical compositions have calming cardiovascular effects: German researchers discovered that people recovering from open-heart surgery had lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, after listening to classical music. Relaxing refrains also helped patients calm down pre-surgery. In some cases, listening to music before an operation was more effective in getting a person to relax than commonly-prescribed anti-anxiety medications.”
How many times have we heard from listeners that WBJC helps them survive their commute? I know it certainly helps calm me, especially when the news is gloomy or anxiety-inducing (really, when isn’t it?)
How does classical music help you?