It increases blood pressure, increases stress, disturbs our sleep.
And more importantly, it is linked to our bad mental health. It's why we don't have schools in the vicinity of airports anymore.
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Silence is more relaxing than relaxing music.
In an experiment, the silence was used as a control between the different relaxing music clips. But the two-minute silent pauses between the music actually proved more relaxing on the brain.
The former may seem worse, but both can be detrimental to our productivity—and sanity.
Silence allows us to think about new solutions to problems, and to stick to our plans long enough to reach our goals.
According to psychologists, spending time in silence is when we are most creative.
Noise pollution may lead to high blood pressure and heart attacks, as well as impairing hearing and overall health. Loud noises raise stress levels by activating the brain’s amygdala and causing the release of the stress hormone cortisol, according to research.
Silence has the opposite effect, releasing tension in the brain and body.
Silence helps activate our brain to work better and jog its memory banks efficiently.