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Decades of studies has shown that music eases a person’s anxiety. Swedish surgeons will play the radio to patients just to calm their nerves before an operation. A McGill University professor said, (quote) “People use music therapeutically all the time. A certain kind of music they’ll put on to get their day started or something else for exercise or to wind down.” (Medium)
Music can help block out negative emotions. A study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) “found that 46 percent of people ages 18 to 24 experienced pandemic-related anxiety and stress.” They self-medicated by turning on the radio. (The Washington Post)