Your Health 5-21-13 Music in ICU

{}{}{}{}{} Music really does make you feel better.{}{}{} A new study shows critically ill patients were soothed by their favorite music and it made a difference in their need for sedation medicine.{}{}{} The Ohio State University research included patients in the intensive care unit who were placed on ventilators.{} Researchers say participants who were allowed to listen to their music experienced a 36 percent reduction in their anxiety levels, compared to patients not offered music.{}{} The ICU patients who were provided music also needed less sedation, with their sedative intake dropping 38 percent, compared to other patients.{}{}{}{} The study appears in{} the Journal of the American Medical Association. #