There’s nothing like hearing your favorite song to turn your day around. Now there is proof that listening to music can make your meds more effective.
A new study at Michigan State University included observing chemo patients. They agreed to listen to their favorite songs for 30 minutes, every time they felt nauseous over a five-day period. Serotonin is to blame for feeling sick and cancer patients medicate to block those effects.
Assistant Professor Jason Kiernan says, “Music listening interventions are like over-the-counter medications. A doctor can prescribe them, but you can also get them at the drug store yourself.”