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3 Benefits of Listening to Music

Woman holding coffee listening to musicYou’ve probably heard of the saying, “No music, no life.” For many people, this is true. Back when iPods were still a thing, there were 390 million units sold in 2014 along with other gadgets that can store and play music. There’s never a lack of artists and bands around the world, which make music undoubtedly a part of our life.

Whether you’re playing it through your earphones, headphones, or an old-school speaker, it’s not hard to admit that listening to music had become a crucial part of your lifestyle. Fugoo.com, along with other industry leaders, says that it even came to a point that people want to play their music wirelessly.

What do people get out of it? Here are some good reasons music should be a part of everyone’s daily routine:

It improves health by lowering stress levels

Stress is the cause of most diseases and illnesses. Music decreases the production of cortisol, a stress hormone, which acts against the effects of chronic stress. If you’re having a stressful day, put on your favorite tunes, move to the beat, and sing along to reap its maximum healing benefit.

It builds up learning and memory skills

Have you noticed how quickly children memorize nursery rhymes? Or how it’s easier to recall the words of your favorite song compared to your school lesson? The music that comes along with both of them helps your mind recall the words better than simply speaking them.

It helps you sleep better

Many Americans suffer from insomnia. When your body doesn’t get enough sleep, your immune system weakens and makes you more prone to sickness and fatigue. A study showed that listening to classical music before sleeping could help you sleep better than listening to an audiobook.

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Many people have used music for healing, influencing, or just plain ol’ entertainment. That’s because they got something good out of it, and so can you.

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