Entries by NR

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How the Shape of Your Ears Affects What You Hear

An important affect of using SonicTonic is the altered state of consciousness that is experienced largely due to the movement of sound caused by panning, ASMR and virtual surround sound software. Interestingly, the experience and identification of positioning varies from person to person.  Neuroscientists from the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research (BRAMS) at […]

Music therapy and pre-recorded music reduced pain

Content: Research at Drexel University in Philadelphia found that music therapy and pre-recorded music reduced pain more than standard treatments in cancer patients. This Study with more than 50 trials to review, was one of the largest ph.D. Joke Bradt participated in. More than 500 participants reported, that they experienced less pain through music therapy. „The evidence suggests that […]

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Music is one of the best methods to fall asleep

Sleep physician Prof. Jürgen Zulley: „Music is monotonous stimulation. And with that you sleep better. I think music is one of the best methods to fall asleep.“ Germany´s most known sleep physician Jürgen Zulley calls music the number one medicine for sleeping disorders. He recommends listening to quite and calming music while its necessary to […]

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Mental illness is the leading cause of inability to work among women

With 20.1%, mental illness is the leading cause of inability to work among women.   As the DAK health report 2017 shows, psychological diseases present the largest part of the total cases of illness among women. Reasons for that can be biological, such as hormonal effects, psychosocial, for example education or the abundance of roles […]

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People are taking more sleep medications

Compared to 2010, almost twice as many employed people today take sleeping medications According to the DAK Healthreport 2017, more than twice as many employees take sleeping medication than in 2010. These can negatively affect your health though, causing headaches, sickness or metabolic disturbances. Also, they change the sleep cycles by eliminating the R.E.M. sleep […]

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One in ten workers suffers from insomnia

One in ten workers suffers from particularly severe sleep disorders, so-called insomnia. That’s 60 percent more than in 2010.   The DAK health report 2017 shows that a shockingly high number of 80% of the 18 to 65 year olds says they struggle with falling asleep or sleeping through the night. Especially insomnia, particularly severe […]

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Sleep disorders can have long-term psychological and physical consequences

“Sleep disorders can have long-term psychological and physical consequences like depression and confusion of breathing, heartbeat, hormones and other functions.”   Studies have shown that a growing number of people suffers from sleep disturbances, which can severely affect their health in terms of muscle tension, body temperature, metabolism and other functions. According to a study […]

Music makes you happier

Canadian Researcher from the McGill University found that by listening to music, your brain releases dopamine, a “feel-good” neurotransmitter. Music that moves us emotionally activates the “feel-good hormone” dopamine at the emotional networks of the brain. They are mainly in the lower part of the forebrain, directly above the eye socket. The dopamine inhibits the anxiety centers in the […]

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80% of employees suffer from stress

Listening to music you enjoy decreases levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your body, which counteracts the effects of chronic stress. Stress is something we all experience at times. It can help us when we are in danger, preparing the body for facing every type of demand or danger by aiming all functions at […]

Groves at the Digital Insurance Agenda 2017 in Munich

John Groves will be speaking as thought leader at the DIA in Munich on Thursday November 16th 2017. He will talk about the effect of disruptive technologies in the music creation process and about the neglected potential of sound in preventive and corporate healthcare. John will speak on the 16.November from 3:50 to 4:10pm and will be accessible for questions afterwards. […]