Negative Effects Of Listening To Music

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To find the motivation after an injury is incredibly difficult and could cause an end in an athlete 's career. “When a student-athlete is injured, there is a normal emotional reaction that includes processing the medical information about the injury provided by the medical team, as well as coping emotionally with the injury.” (Margot Putukian, Mind, Body, and Sport). The emotions that affect an athlete’s psyche that Margot Putukian writes about include sadness, irritation, isolation, sleep deprivation, etc. All of these side effects involve some form of stress and anxiety which can be resolved through musical therapy. “Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow, quiet classical music. This type of music can have a beneficial effect on our physiological functions, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones.” (Jane Collingwood, Psych Central)..
These injuries can be incredibly debilitating to athletes and the injury can be taken/understood differently with each athlete.
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According to the national average for college athletes, they spend on average 30 hours a week on academics and 32 hours a week on their sport. (Writers Staff, Bestcollegesonline) This can lead to a very dysfunctional and unhealthy person. Because music helps with stress and memory, it helps in reducing the amount of time to complete work and the effect it has on the athlete’s mind. Reports indicate that student athletes actually receive much less sleep every night. Music reducing the amount of stress of a person will make it easier for the person to fall asleep due to decreasing the amount a person worries about. The stress from a student athlete’s life can cause a lot of issues but music helps to nullify those

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