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4 Reasons Why Silence is Needed for Mental and Physical Health!
Silence is pretty hard to come by in the modern world.
We have a seemingly infinite number of outlets for our rambling. From blogs to social media, if you have an opinion, there's no shortage of ways to get it out there.
Plus, we always have our gadgets with us. It's becoming increasingly rare to see someone walking down the street or on public transit without headphones on or phones out.
But did you know there are some pretty good reasons to embrace silence every now and again?
Reason #1 – It Helps Your Brain Regenerate.
A 2013 study found that two hours of silence a day in mice helped them form new brain cells in the hippocampus. This area is responsible for learning abilities, memory and emotion.
Studies have shown that kids who live or go to school near busy streets have lower grades than those who live in quiet areas. Noise decreases motivation and attention and increases the number of mistakes we make.
Silence, on the other hand, provides clarity and the opportunity to work more efficiently without having to process so much external stimuli.