Feeling stressed and anxious? You need to give your mind and body a rest and music is a great way to clear your head and help you relax. Scientists in the UK have put together a list of the Top 10 most relaxing songs.
There was one song that produced “a greater state of relaxation than any other music tested to date”. Weightless by Marconi Union had a “65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety”. It was so effective, people became drowsy and scientists advise against driving while listening to the song because it could be dangerous …
The fact that it is so relaxing shouldn’t come as a surprise since the song was made to do just that. The band created “Weightless” in collaboration with sound therapists. Its carefully arranged “harmonies, rhythms, and bass lines help slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol”.
There’s also a free 10-hour version of “Weightless” available if you want a longer listening experience.