Cortisol decrease -
The level of cortisol in people’s mouths is lower after singing. This hormone is what makes us feel stressed.
Alone or in a group -
The level of cortisol in the mouth decreases whether people are singing alone or in a group.
It only works in a stress-free environment - However, the level of cortisol doesn’t decrease after singing if the person is in a stressful environment.
Increased immune system -
Singing may increase your immune system and make your body better able to fight off disease.
Immunoglobulin A -
Singing increases the levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody that helps you fend off infections and disease.
Other stress hormones decrease -
Even just singing along with music, as well as simply listening to it, reduces other stress hormones.
Singing in a big or small group makes the body release endorphins.
Pain decrease -
Singing, as well as drumming and dancing, releases hormones that decrease pain in a way that just listening to music doesn’t.
Social connection -
The decrease in how much pain we experience caused by singing is in some way connected to a connection with other people.
Breathing technique -
Because to learn how to sing in a choir one must learn certain breathing techniques, it can affect how people breathe when they’re not singing too.
Prescribed to help snoring - When people improve their breathing when they’re conscious it can decrease the amount that they snore at night. Singing in choirs has been prescribed for snoring.
Incredibly, singing is helpful to people who suffer from certain types of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Recalling old memories -
For instance, singing certain songs can help them to remember certain times in their lives.
Emotional pain -
Singing doesn’t just decrease how much physical pain people feel–it also helps people deal with emotional pain.
Other health benefits -
Music therapy offers benefits like improving respiration, lowering blood pressure, improved cardiac output, reduced heart rate, and relaxed muscle tension.
Suitable for any age -
The best thing about singing being amazing for our mental and physical health is that almost anyone can do it.