Yes, some types of music do have a calming effect. Scientists recommend that people with anxiety control their condition with music as it's easily accessible.
Studies have found that music around 60 beats a minute relax people. Some researchers believe that music is capable of changing brain functioning as medication is.
Celtic, Native American, and Indian stringed-instruments, flutes and drums are very helpful to calm and relax people. Nature sounds like the sounds of thunder and rain are effective when added to other music like classical and light jazz. But you should know that only music you like can calm you. Don't force yourself to listen to some so-called "calming music" if it irritates you.
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