Mozart music may reduce your hypertension, BP


London: It has been found that Mozart music can help you to reduce your blood pressure, soothe your mood as well as stabilise the heart rate.

By listening to classical music of Wolfgang Mozart and  Johann Strauss the people could lower blood lipid concentrations and heart rate.

Around 60 participants were exposed to 25 minutes of music by Mozart, Strauss or ABBA — a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972. The study was done on the basis of 60 participants and it was found that Mozart lowered the systolic (upper reading) BP — the pressure in blood vessels when the heart beats — by 4.7 mm Hg, Strauss by 3.7 mm Hg, whereas no substantial effect was seen for the songs of ABBA.

"It has been known for centuries that music has an effect on human beings. In our study, listening to classical music resulted in lowered blood pressure and heart rate. These drops in blood pressure were clearly expressed for the music of Mozart and Strauss," said Hans-Joachim Trappe und Gabriele Volt of Ruhr University Bochum in Germany.

"But Mozart's music had the strongest effect," he added.

Moreover, after exposure to the music of Mozart and Strauss cortisol levels was found dropped more in men than in women.

Music of a slow tempo are mostly useful for the cardiocirculatory system, said the paper published in the journal Deutsches Arzteblatt International.