All of us have stress and anxiety at one time or other in our lives. When things get difficult, What do you do to calm your nerves? There are plenty of different tips for calming your nerves out there, and you can use as many of them as you want and can find!
Sound therapy has been used for a long time to relax and restore one’s health. For centuries, cultures have used music for enhancing well-being and restoring health.
Now, U.K. Neuroscientists have been able to specify which tunes that are most relaxing and restoring songs on the planet, ever! According to a study, the participants, both men and women, were to put together difficult puzzles. They played many songs while the participants were working on these puzzles. There were 10 songs that resulted in a large percentage of an overall reduction of anxiety, and a reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.
The top #1 Song is “Weightless” by Marconi Union. The song resulted in a 65% reduction in the participant’s overall anxiety, and a 35% reduction in their usual physiological resting rates. What is equally remarkable is this song was created for this very reason . The Group, Marconi Union collaborated with sound therapists, and created carefully arranged harmonies, rhythms, and bass lines that help slow the listener’s heart rate down, reduce blood pressure, and lower the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.
Stress and Anxiety increase the risk of health issues, ie: heart disease, obesity, depression, gastrointestinal problems, asthma and so on. More troubling, a Harvard and Stanford paper recently found that health issues from job stress alone cause more deaths than diabetes, Alzheimer’s, or influenza.
If you want your mind and body to last you have to prioritize giving them a rest. Music is an easy way to take some pressure off of all the things that can spike your stress level and make you feel drained and anxious.
“Weightless” was so effective it made many women in the study become drowsy. The Doctors who did the study recommend not listening to it while driving – it could be dangerous!
The Most Relaxing Songs Ever, According to Science Are :
10. “We Can Fly” by Rue du Soleil (Cafe del Mar)
9. “Canzonetta Sull ‘ Aria ” by Mozart
8. “Someone Like You” by Adele
7. “Pure Shores” by all Saints
6. “Please Don’t Go” by Barcelona
5. “Strawberry Swing” by Cold Play
4. “Watermark” by Enya
3. “Mellomaniac” (Chill Out Mix) by DJ Shah
2. “Electra” by Air Stream
and the #1 top most relaxing song is
“Weightless” by Marconi Union
There is also a 10 Hour Version of “Weightless” available if you want a longer listening experience (Click here)
Here is a link to the playlist for all ten songs (click here)