Want your relationship to be stronger or your family to be happier? Listen to more music out loud at home a new study finds.
Conducted by wireless speaker company Sonos, the Music Makes It Home Study also found that households who listen to music out loud together are more intimate and spend a global average of over three hours of extra quality time together each week.
The study surveyed 30,000 people across eight countries (including 4,000 in Canada) about music and their relationships at home. Thirty households (including four in Canada) were also selected for an in-home experiment that tracked them using Apple Watches, iPhones, iBeacons and motion-activated cameras as they went with no music for a week then had music reintroduced into the home.
When music was played out loud after having no music for a week, 43 per cent of participants reported feeling extremely loved — an 87 per cent increase from the week there was no music at home.
“The truth is people may be sharing a home, but they aren’t sharing much else. Music may be able to change that by bringing everyone back together,” neuroscientist, musician and author Dr. Daniel J. Levitin said in a press release. “This study takes an important step forward in showing how listening to music out loud can enhance relationships at home.”
The study also found that 56 per cent of Canadians who listen to music out loud together have more sex, 87 per cent say doing chores is easier and 28 per cent say they have more meals together. Canadians who listen to music out loud at home also spend an average of 4 hours and 30 minutes of extra time together.
For more information on the Music Makes It Home Study, visit musicmakesithome.com.
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