“Results show that music listening lowered experienced stress levels in high-stress life situations, that effects were seen on the endocrine system as well as the autonomic nervous system, and that the intention behind music listening was key to its salutary effects.” From ‘Music can help you relax, but only if you allow it’

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If your intention is distraction it actually cause increased levels of stress and cortisol. Listen to some music with the intention of relaxing and stress and cortisol level drop. Take time to read the article and listen to some music for relaxation.

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