When you're weary or feeling small, when tears are in your eyes there is a new remedy, music and one song in particular especially good for when time are rough and friends just can't be found according to a survey by Lloyds Pharmacy, help if someone stamps on your toe.
Apparently, 40% of people who suffered from pain reported that listening to music helped music helped to relieve symptoms with Simon and Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' the most soothing followed by Robbie Williams's 'Angels', Fleetwood Mac’s 'Albatross', 'Easy' by The Commodores and Elton John's 'Candle in the Wind'.
'People in pain should try to find some activity to get fully engaged in' said David Bradshaw of the University of Utah Pain Management Centre, 'and listening to music is excellent for that because it can involve both thoughts and feelings if you can get absorbed in the music'.
I do have some experience with music and pain, only the other day i had a terrible bout of earache but it strangely went away instantly as soon as the Mariah Carey song finished on the radio.
Good choice on Bridge Over Troubled Water though.