Crying To Sad Songs Can Boost Your Mood

April 13, 2017

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Sometimes all you need is a good cry and one guaranteed way to get that cry started quicker is to listen to a sad song. A study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports found that crying to sad songs really does produce a measurable sense of pleasure in the listener.

Yes, when you let it all out while listening to Everybody Hurts by REM

or Someone Like You from Adele, it is actually “psychophysiologically calming,” causing sensations of pleasure and even acting as a stress reliever.

Back in the 1980s, Billy Ocean had the perfect sad song!


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