Epilepsy & Classical Music

I wanted to do some online research to see if there was some connection between epilepsy and classical music.  Every time that I listen to it I instantly forget all of my worries and feel completely at ease.

According to http://www.epilepsyhealth.com/music-healing.html:

  • Raymond Barr, head of the Coronary Care unit at Baltimore’s St. Agnes Hospital says, “For adult patients, half an hour of music produces the same effect as ten milligrams of Valium.”
  • For best results, do not listen to music for more than three hours at one time. If you find that you’ve had music playing for more than three hours, turn it off and take a break. The brain responds to variety and too much of any one stimulus produces a kind of fatigue and even irritation.
  • You are unique. Experiment with different types of music, and be aware of the effects each style of music has upon your mental, emotional and physical well-being

If the website and the studies are correct, classical music can have many different neurological benefits.  Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?  What music were you listening to at the time?

If you have not listened to classical music before, here is your chance.   Leave a reply and let me know if the music had an effect at all. You may need to listen to it more than once.  The music in the video below is Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major.  By the way, I did not create the video or the music.  At the very least, you will have the opportunity to listen to music written by a genius.

 

 

I am a patient with epilepsy talking about personal experiences in my life. I don't claim to be an expert, but will not hesitate to use the opinion of experts in blog posts. Feel free to leave any comments about your experiences with a chronic illness.

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3 comments on “Epilepsy & Classical Music
  1. epilepsymeandneurology says:

    Reblogged this on epilepsy me and neurology and commented:
    epilepsy and classical music experiences

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