How Does Music Affect Your Mood?

By Medically reviewed by Hello Doktor Medical Panel

Do you know that music has a very positive effect on your mood, even if it is sad music? Indeed, music helps drive away sadness and anxiety, heighten your happiness, and lift your mood. That’s why music is designated as a natural anti-depressant. Let’s find out the effect of music.

How Music Affects the Brain?

Since music can have an effect on many parts of the brain, quite a few experts take advantage of music as a way to ease depression and anxiety. Parts of the brain, especially hippocampus, prefrontal, cortex whose function is to cope with emotions and mood will manage the rhythm, meter, timber, pitch of the music.

On account of the capability of modifying various parts of the brain, a lot of therapies make use of music. For instance, therapists utilize music to teach stroke victims or stutters how to talk again or enunciate clear words. In addition, today there is a mood-altering therapy which uses music as a treatment for depression and anxiety.

Music can make you happy

Whenever sadness or depression lingers around, many people listen to happy music. This is a very effective solution to those who feel down. In years, a number of people have been made happy thanks to music. This is due to the fact that soothing tunes make a contribution to the generation of serotonin, a hormone which plays an important role in bringing happiness and comfort. Plus, music also fosters the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that is very important to raise your mood. Norepinephrine, a hormone that makes you elated, is produced a lot when you listen to music.

Music can be a source of motivation

Many songs are written to convey upbeat messages. For example, we have “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban, “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson, “Fix You” by Cold Play, etc. It is the messages together with the euphoria of singing these tunes that become a source of motivation to bring your mood up. Whenever you feel sad, you can turn on your favorite songs, or if you want to listen to new ones, you can go to the Internet, look for lists of songs with positive messages and turn them on.

Music can make your stresses go away

Stresses can come from many things: jobs, relationships, financial issues, etc. One advice for you is that you should listen to music and all the tensions will be relieved. Surrounded by soothing music is an effective treatment for your tensed muscles and stresses.

Your brain waves can be modified

Not only does music transform your current disposition, but it can also change your mood in the future. It has been shown that your brain waves are considerably modified by music even if it is not on. This means that listening to music is synonymous with several hours full of positive mood.

Your perception can be changed

Sadness can last for a long time and it is undeniable. All you need to do is turn on your favorite tunes. Experts pointed out that the magic of lively music can help you achieve happier perception. How wonderful music is!  With all the benefits mentioned above, anti-depressant medications seem to be unsaleable now because who needs expensive medications when music abounds with a lot of benefits.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: June 12, 2017 | Last Modified: December 3, 2019

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