Listening to Sad Music Can Help You Feel Pretty Damn Good
Listening to sad music after losing a loved one, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, or finalizing a divorce might seem counterintuitive, but this somber sounding activity has been proven to help.
Nothing can prepare you for grief, nor is there a right or wrong way to deal with it, but sad music is an easily accessible and highly effective tool that can help you begin to heal.
In this article we look at a number of scientific studies that prove just how effective sad music is at ameliorating the grief felt after experiencing a loss of any kind. We'll learn how listening to sad music can:
Regulate your emotions.
Engage the part of the brain responsible for nostalgia, peacefulness and tenderness.
Induce a release of prolactin, a hormone associated with calming and consoling.