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.
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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.
The former may seem worse, but both can be detrimental to our productivity—and sanity.
"In most workplaces, focused work is left to chance.If nobody's called you for a meeting that day, you might get an afternoon to yourself."
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.
Many studies link noise pollution to:
Just as noise pollution is bad for you, silence can actually benefit your brain.