We live in a high stress world with pressures that have led to a global health epidemic. 72% of Americans say stress levels have increased over the last 5 years, with 20% reporting extreme stress levels. Yet, fewer than 4 in 10 feel they are doing a good job managing their stress.
What’s the impact? High stress levels wreak havoc on our physical health, sleep, weight management, relationships, productivity and much more. And what are people doing to seek relief? 60% of adults have tried to reduce their stress with medications, psychotherapy, and meditation. But what if music were the answer?
Music is now widely used in health and medical practice, with growing clinical evidence on the efficacy of music treatment, including early indications on the effectiveness of music specifically created by Advanced Brain Technologies which can help adults with stress-induced complaints.
Medical researchers in Sweden conducted a randomized clinical pilot study of 16 adults with stress-related dysfunction within Regional Swedish Healthcare, demonstrating a statistically significant effect compared to a group receiving psychotherapy after just 10 weeks of receptive music listening using our specialized air and bone conduction headphone system. These subjects progressed from meeting the criteria for burnout to reaching a normal reaction to stress based on the SCI-93 (Stress and Crisis Inventory), and Shirom-Melamed Burnout Questionnaire (SMBQ). Continued intervention for an additional 10 weeks demonstrated further gains, with retention of normal stress response at 8 months despite no continued music listening (Karlsson, R., et al., 2012).
You can view the research poster which was presented at the European Conference on Psychosomatic Research. These findings are consistent with ongoing adult patient reports we receive of relaxation response and stress symptom reduction using this specialized music treatment.