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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

By Inc.com

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  • I listen to “pink noise” when I design in Adobe because I find it stimulating.

    When it’s time for sleep, there’s nothing like Max Richter’s 8 hour sleep album.

    It’s not always possible to spring into meditation. Noises can definitely be used to do the trick.

  • Does it make me strange that I found the song stress-inducing instead? The heartbeat-like beat made me nervous.

  • Arianna Huffington
    Arianna HuffingtonproFounder and CEO at Thrive Global

    A lot of people listen to music to help them relax, but the question is, what song is best for the job? It turns out, science has the answer. According to researchers from Mindlab International, one song was better than all others at making us relax: “Weightless,” by Marconi Union. The song reduced anxiety in study participants by 65 percent and produced a 35 percent reduction in overall physiological resting rate. And it’s no coincidence – the band actually worked with sound therapists while crafting

    A lot of people listen to music to help them relax, but the question is, what song is best for the job? It turns out, science has the answer. According to researchers from Mindlab International, one song was better than all others at making us relax: “Weightless,” by Marconi Union. The song reduced anxiety in study participants by 65 percent and produced a 35 percent reduction in overall physiological resting rate. And it’s no coincidence – the band actually worked with sound therapists while crafting the song. And if you want an entire playlist, researchers put together a list of ten songs for your listening – or relaxing – pleasure.

  • Love this! A validated way to easily reduce stress. Wonder the overlap (or lack thereof)with music when you are in productive mode. @focusatwill your thoughts? I’m going to have a listen for sure.

  • Audrey Jackson
    Audrey Jackson

    "Weightless" relaxed me within minutes. I felt my muscles relaxing, and I got drowsy. I wonder if there are any differences in the effect, going by gender? Hormonal differences causing how a person would be affected?

  • Jenni Vanderpool
    Jenni Vanderpool

    I’m sharing this with family and friends who are experiencing intense anxiety from the hundreds of aftershocks after the big 7.0 earthquake in Alaska yesterday. 💔

  • ‪Ten songs scientifically proven to reduce anxiety up to 65%.‬

    ‪(They somehow forgot Tupac, I Get Around.)‬

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