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De-Stress Your Semester

Resources to support a calm, focused, productive finish to your semester.

Benefits of Classical Music

Scientific studies have demonstrated a significant positive impact of listening to classical music:

  • It can decrease blood pressure (Chafin, et al., 2004)
  • It's a natural pain reliver?
    • In a 2006 study, participants with chronic pain reported less pain after listening to classical music than those who did not (Siedliecki & Good, 2006). 
  • It aids sleep by reducing anxiety, blood pressure, respiratory rate, distracting thoughts, and increasing muscle relaxation (Harmat et al. 2008). 

Learn more about Classical Music from New York Public radio's WQXR

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This month many are celebrating the immortality of Beethoven.

Classical Relaxation


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