Is Music Your Go-To Stress Reliever?

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There’s no doubt we’ve been dealing with some stressful times in the past few months, and it seems a lot of people wouldn’t have been able to get through it without music.

A new survey finds:

  • 81% of Americans say listening to music has helped them cope with the coronavirus crisis.
  • In fact, folks have been listening to as much as 38 extra minutes of music a day.
  • 64% say virtual concerts have helped them feel connected to other people.
  • Regardless of the coronavirus, 58% of Americans say music is usually their coping mechanism when it comes to stressful situations.

Other ways of dealing with stress include:

  • Books (43%)
  • Exercise (42%)
  • TV/movies (38%)
  • Talking to a friend (36%)

So, what is it about music that’s so helpful?

  • 79% say it helps them be more productive.
  • 49% say it helps them sleep better.
  • Music is so important to folks that 80% of people insist they wouldn’t be able to live in a world without music.