Music is a great stress-reliever! My collection is much, much larger than this, but these are a few of my solo jazz piano favorites on iTunes: iMix “Dr. Ellis Jazz Piano favorites.”

Jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove

One study showed that patients awaiting surgery had significant stress reduction by listening to music.  Another study of surgeons during a stressful episode (doing mental arithmetic) found that music relaxed them, lowered their pulse and blood pressure, and improved their performance – not any old music, but the music of their choice!

What music relaxes YOU?  What will you play when stressed out? Rather than reaching for a donut….

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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