Stressed? Science Says THIS Song Will Make You Feel Better
In labs and studios across the world, geniuses are always looking into ways for us to feel happier, be more relaxed and live longer.
Luckily for us, relieving stress is just as easy as hitting play on our phones.
According to the team at Mindlab International, the song “Weightless” by English band Marconi Union is the most relaxing song in the world. It’s been shown to reduce stress by up to 65 percent.
Marconi Union made “Weightless” specifically with the aim of creating a spa-like treatment in a song - They worked alongside sound therapists to craft a melody that plays like therapy for your brain.
The song gradually slows from 60 to 50 beats per minute and takes into account the time needed for your heart rate to follow. There isn’t a repeat melody in the song, either, which relaxes your brain because it doesn’t need to worry about finding a pattern.
Dr David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International told the Telegraph: Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.
"Weightless” is available in a 10-hour extended cut online, or its 8-minute-long form on Spotify.
It's also at the top of a playlist with the 9 most relaxing songs ever, according to science.