6 Surprising Facts about Happiness and Music

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Nancy Ajram to perform for Bloomingdale's-Dubai 5th Birthday on February 5, 2015Happiness and music are more connected that you think! In fact, “happy music” is a widely accepted term in the scientific field. Researchers define happy music as a piece written in major key and with a fast tempo. Happy songs were proven to affect both our emotions and physical condition. For instance, happy music usually makes people breathe faster. Sad music, on the other hand, is written in minor keys in most of the cases and it tends to be in slow tempo. But the connection between happiness and music is much deeper and more complex than that. That is why, it is worth exploring it though some fun facts.

Instant Mood Booster

If you are looking for a fast and sure way to improve your mood, just press “Play.” According to a 2013 study, music has the power to instantly boost people’s happiness. However, happy music has a notably more visible effect.

Immune System Booster as Well

Music can also make your entire system happy and healthy. Various researches show that listening to music reduces stress in pregnant women and decreased the heart rate and blood pressure of people with cardiac problems. In addition to that, scientists from Cal State University have discovered that hospitalized children feel much happier after a music therapy. Moreover, the effect of music over these kids was stronger compared to toys and puzzles.

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