Your heart rate, respiration and blood pressure change according to the type of music you are listening to.
Have you ever noticed that when you are in
the car and listening to upbeat music you
get excited, or when relaxing, calm music
helps you settle down?
A study conducted by Luciano
Bernadi professor of medicine at the University of
Pavia, Italy and his colleagues, Bernadi and
his team found that musical tempo affected changes
that occur in our cardiovascular and respiratory
The study involved 24 volunteers. They were exposed
to five random selections of Beethoven, Bach , Puccini and other
classical artists. the sessions involved a
segment of silence stretching for few minutes, with
monitors recording physiological signals.
The researchers established that the music with
crescendos, particularly those with a series of them,
made the blood vessels constrict proportionally and a
rise in blood pressure and respiration.
These slowed down during the decrscendos and
periods of silence.