sedative music

sedative music

Melodic and soothing music used in music therapy, which promotes a sense of serenity. Sedative music has a flowing melody with few major changes in pitch, dynamics or rhythm, which may be similar to that of the resting heart rate.
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When surveying the literature on the use of music interventions for sleep assistance, researchers used sedative music as the main mode of sleep intervention.
Research has broadly supported the assumption that stimulative music increases psychomotor arousal, while soft or sedative music decreases arousal and facilitates relaxation.
Effects of pretest stimulative and sedative music on grip strength.
As imagery should be as functionally compatible as possible, (51) researchers may wish to explore protocols involving stimulative as opposed to sedative music when working with break dancers.
This article describes the Predictable Factors in Sedative Music (PFSM)--a tool devised to help clinicians and researchers in these circumstances.
It is reported that listening to sedative music after an open-heart surgery decreases pain and anxiety (7).
In the study of Pearce (1981 as cited by Kravitz 2004) a comparison was made on the influence of stimulative music, sedative music, and silence (no music) on measured grip strength of subjects which consisted of 33 male and 16 female undergraduate students randomly assigned to the order of the three types of stimulation (stimulative, sedative, and silence).
Hackney, 1995, studied the influence of stimulate (fast) music, sedative music, and a control condition on physiological indices during graded treadmill ergometer tests at low, medium, and high exercise intensities; stimulate music led to higher respiratory rate when compared to sedative music and the control condition.
Slower or sedative music may contribute to lower levels of anxiety, tension and stress and even facilitate sleep.
Hooper's article introduces a new tool, Predictable Factors in Sedative Music (PFSM).