Soothe Your Stress Away with Music

If you regularly turn to music intuitively to relieve stress, you certainly aren’t alone. You can definitely tap into the power of music to bring healing to yourself. Read along to discover the hidden psychological benefits of music that will make you feel better in times of stress. If you are not a music lover, the treasure trove of hidden benefits below just might convert you to begin singing a new tune as your go-to stress reliever. Music can help relieve stress. In one 2013 study, participants took part in one of three conditions before being exposed to a stressor, and subsequently took a psychosocial stress test. Some participants listened to relaxing music, others listened to the sound of rippling water, and the rest received no auditory stimulation. The results suggested that listening to music had an impact on the human stress response, particularly the autonomic nervous system, otherwise known as our fight or flight system. Those who had listened to music tended to recover more quickly following any kind of stressor. Music can improve cognitive performance. Research suggests that background music can improve performance on cognitive tasks in older adults. Specifically, one study found that playing more upbeat music led to improvements in processing speed, while both upbeat and downbeat music led to benefits in memory. The trick is the music has to be more instrumental and less complicated, otherwise you will be more prone to distraction when completing your...
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Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: 0.0625% ropivacaine does not suppress abdominal muscle electromyographic activity during the second stage of labor. Maternal and neonatal outcomes were similar in patients receiving ropivacaine or no PCEA. PMID: 31106551 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
Authors: Bastian K, Buehler PK, Slizyte D, Rüst CA, Toft K, Studer W, Lecheler L, Aguirre J, Siegemund M, Hollinger A Abstract BACKGROUND: Data from patient questionnaires reveal that the intensity of postoperative pain is widely underestimated. Insufficient pain control may contribute to impaired short- and long-term outcome. Preoperative administration of methadone might potentially improve postoperative pain control due to its long pharmacological half-life. METHODS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a single dose of methadone administered at anesthesia induction on postoperative analg...
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Tags: Erratum Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Physics Letters AAuthor(s): Manman Yang, Hongyu Zhu, Wencai Yi, Shangsheng Li, Meihua Hu, Qiang Hu, Baoli Du, Xiaobing Liu, Taichao SuAbstractIn this paper, p-type thermoelectric material Te–Se solid solutions have been successfully prepared by the high-pressure technique. The thermal conductivity of Te was depressed sharply by Se alloying. An extremely low thermal conductivity ∼0.27 W m−1 K−1 was obtained for Te alloyed with 15 mol% Se, which near the theoretical minimum, κmin. The bipolar diffusion effect of Te was suppressed by S...
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Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
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