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Silence, a medicine for the brain

The absence of environmental noise creates new brain cells, improves memory, contributes a powerful anti-stress effect and benefits our emotional state. Silence is an increasingly precious asset. So much that it has become a tourist attraction that is comparable to other more conventional resources, such as leisure opportunities or gastronomic offer.

The retreats of silence and meditation, the hotels in trees or the ubiquitous headphones have an unquestionable success, which more times than we think are not used to listen to music but to isolate themselves from noise.

Thirteen million Europeans suffer from sleep disorders. Ambient noise, especially traffic noise, is an important cause of this disorder, and has numerous negative health consequences.

But the most amazing thing is that its effects are not only preventive, but being exposed to silence can reverse certain diseases, especially those that affect the brain.

Neuroscientific experiments with expert meditators, performed with imaging devices such as computerized tomography, where you can see the reactions and functioning of their brains, have shown a higher frequency of alpha wave base, related to the states of calm and relaxation (in contrast with beta waves, which are mostly active during wakefulness).

Seen these data, the role of silence goes beyond a simple prevention or therapeutic tool and acquires an emotional and spiritual dimension, since values ​​such as empathy, generosity, forgiveness or gratitude would be unthinkable without that self-consciousness that can only procure a brain in peace, free of external “noises”.

Bungalows Playa Famara, to disconnect in a virgin landscape away from the hustle and bind with your interior landscape populated with those values ​​today as scarce as silence itself in the midst of a busy and consumerist life system.

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