Anxiety is a condition where stress worry and dread have built up to the point that they interfere with our daily functioning. Worry about everyday life is exaggerated to the point where it preoccupies the mind. Sufferers tend to worry frequently about health, money, family, work or school. This worrying is often unrealistic or out of proportion to the situation.
Some common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Hot and cold flushes
- Racing heart
- Tightening of the chest
- Ruminative, repetitive worrying
- Obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviour
Noise and anxiety
Research has found that noise related stress contributes to anxiety and can increase high blood pressure, peptic ulcers, cardiovascular deaths, strokes, suicides, degradation of the immune system, and impairment of learning.
Brain activity is always either enhanced or depleted by sound, depending on the quality of the sound. This is why Dr. Tomatis said, “Some sounds are as good as two cups of coffee.” Listening to Sound Therapy for three hours a day calms the mind and compensates for and counteracts the draining, stressful effect of low frequency noise.
Insomnia and anxiety
Anxiety is frequently the cause of poor sleep. Insomnia is caused by excessive cortical activity that cannot be stopped. Though Sound Therapy recharges the brain for activity during the day, it also has a calming effect which enables the listener in nearly every case to slip easily and quickly into sleep. While the brain and the nervous system are stimulated by the sound, this results not in a hyperactive state but in a state of active serenity, which allows for deep rest. Sleeplessness due to anxiety can also be resolved.
Survey results indicate that between 70 and 80 percent of Sound Therapy listeners notice an improvement in their sleep. Many insomniacs experience an immediate and dramatic improvement in their sleep.
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