Studies have shown that music is one of the best medicines to reduce stress and anxiety. It’s relaxing, comforting, soothing and this has been scientifically proven.
Different people have different choices and preferences with regard to the genre when it comes to relieving stress. This also means that each person has a separate selection of songs that they like to listen to when they feel burdened with stress.
Songs reduce Stress :
The 8-minute, 8-second song apparently results in a 65 per cent reduction in stress among listeners along with lowering blood pressure, heart rate and breathing speed, and has been deemed 11 per cent more effective than other similar soothing songs by, say, Adele, according to reports by Daily Mail
Now, however, scientists have found the one song that they believe is the most relaxing song in the world.
The song was composed by a team of sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union, which was played to 40 women as they struggled to finish puzzles that would induce stress.
The results of the small experiment amazed them. Turns out that this piece of music helped calm and relax them much more effectively than songs by Enya, Coldplay and even Mozart!
The song has befittingly been named ‘Weightless’ also helped slow down the heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, the study also showed.
Below are the top 10 songs that have been found to be effective in reducing stress.
- ‘Weightless’ by Marconi Union
- ‘Electra’ by Airstream
- “Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix)’ by DJ Shah
- ‘Watermark’ by Enya
- ‘Strawberry Swing’ by Coldplay
- ‘Please Don’t Go’ by Barcelona
- ‘Pure Shores’ by All Saints
- ‘Someone Like You’ by Adele
- ‘Canzonetta Sull’aria’ by Mozart
- ‘We Can Fly’ by Rue du Soleil (Café Del Mar)