Weightless, written by Manchester band Marconi Union and Lyz Cooper, founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy, is said to be the ‘most relaxing song ever’. This eight minute song slows your breathing and reduces brain activity to such an extent that motorists have now been warned they should not listen to it whilst driving lest they fall asleep.
The song features guitar, piano and electronic samples of natural soundscapes, accompanied by buddhist-like chants that induce a trance-like state.
A study was conducted by Mindlab International on 40 women, who were connected to sensors and given challenging puzzles to complete within a short time period in order to induce a level of stress. Different songs were then played, to test their heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and brain activity.
The results showed that the song Weightless was 11 per cent more relaxing than any other song and even caused drowsiness among women in the lab. It induced a 65 per cent reduction in overall anxiety and brought them to a level 35 per cent lower than their usual resting rates.
So sit back, relax, and listen to Weightless and 9 more tracks that are considered the most relaxing tunes ever. Bookmark this page and save it for tonight. You will sleep better, trust me.
2. Airstream – Electra
3. DJ Shah – Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix)
4. Enya – Watermark
5. Coldplay – Strawberry Swing
6. Barcelona – Please Don’t Go
7. All Saints – Pure Shores
8. Adele – Someone Like You
9. Mozart – Canzonetta Sull’aria
10. Cafe Del Mar – We Can Fly
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