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Noise-Cancelling Headphones, Music May Be Key to Relaxation


Background: In 1 medical study, the anxiolytic and sedative effects of music allowed physicians to decrease the sedative dose for patients undergoing a gastrointestinal procedure. Objective: To determine if listening to music and sound isolation increases sedation depth while decreasing the sedative dose. Methods: 180 patients aged 3 to 12 years were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: music, sound isolation, or control. The music group wore noise-cancelling headphones and listened more...
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