Unknown Benefits Of Music

Back to Article
Back to Article

Unknown Benefits Of Music

Written by: Delainey Wilson, Head of Layout

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






According to the Office of Adolescent Health, an average high school student spends about seven hours at school per day. As well as being expected to attend classes every day, students are also expected to study for most of their classes at home. While studying may seem like a daunting task to some people, studies have shown that one way to make it easier and more enjoyable is by listening to music. Listening to music can help a student to do a better job of studying, make the time more enjoyable and overall relieve stress.

A Stanford study showed that music helps a person’s brain pay attention and stay focused. In this study, music from the 1800s was used, and it was proven that it was beneficial to making studying easier. This specific type of music engaged the parts of the brain that are responsible for paying attention, prediction making and memory.

In addition to the study done by Stanford, a similar study showed that listening to music while studying provided more than just the benefit of paying attention. The study showed that music was proven to improve a person’s emotional state and make them happier while studying. It also showed that listening to music while studying worked to reduce depression and anxiety.

Finally, a study performed by the University of Maryland Medical Center came to the conclusion that students should listen to music while working on their homework if they want to relieve the stress that comes along with it. “Music is an effective stress reducer in both healthy individuals and people with health problems. Research finds that listening to soothing music can decrease blood pressure, heart rate, and anxiety levels in heart patients,” the medical center said.

Due to the fact that music has many positive benefits when paired with studying, it would be beneficial for students to put this to the test. If a student is ever feeling stressed, overwhelmed, unable to focus or unhappy while studying, playing some upbeat music is a simple fix to all of these problems.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email