Can Music Help You Focus?

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Can Music Help You Focus?

Research shows that listening to relaxing and calming music while studying can help with any stress and anxiety you may have.

Research shows that listening to relaxing and calming music while studying can help with any stress and anxiety you may have.

Brianna Howard

Research shows that listening to relaxing and calming music while studying can help with any stress and anxiety you may have.

Brianna Howard

Brianna Howard

Research shows that listening to relaxing and calming music while studying can help with any stress and anxiety you may have.

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Can music help you focus? This question has been asked by students and teachers for years and can still be debatable. Some say it’s distracting, but we believe that music can actually help your focus. Music can play a big part in studying or doing classwork. As students, sometimes a quiet environment can be deafening, so background music is definitely a must-have for many students.

Listening to music as background noise is better than full blasting it, we believe that listening to music can help you focus but depending on the type of music it can also be distracting. 

Research shows that listening to relaxing and calming music while studying can help with any stress and anxiety you may have. Classical music can increase your mood and productivity, being in a better mood can increase your IQ. 

Whether music benefits your studying also depends on what you’re doing. If your trying to memorize something it may be smarter to leave your headphones at home. A 2010 study at the University of Wales found that listening to music can hinder your memorization skills. Another study from the University of Windsor showed that software developers work was actually better when they had background music compared to silence. 

In conclusion, background music is really a personal preference and can be beneficial in some cases and not beneficial in others. We believe that listening to music while studying can positively impact your studying, mood, and maybe even your grade.