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Stress-free living by Infinite Ideas, Elisabeth Wilson; Infinite Ideas

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Music to your ears

From whale music to Mozart, how to turn on, tune in, relax

Music is powerful and can have strong physiological effects, from improving your mood to lowering your heart rate. And one study found that 96% of people’s sleep improved after listening to classical or new age music.

When you put on your favourite track, what’s happening to your body? The sound goes in through your ear which sends impulses to the brain. Your brain reacts to these impulses and sends out directions that help control your heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and muscle tension. Music can even trigger the painkilling, mood-boosting chemicals endorphins. The right track can therefore slow your breathing and your heart rate, relax your muscles and ...

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