Everyone knows they need to manage their stress and when things get stressful at work, university, or in your personal life, there are many methods we turn to to help us calm ourselves.
Now, neuroscientists have specified which piece of music is best for anxiety. A study was conducted on participants who had to solve tricky puzzles as quickly as possible. At the same time, their brain activity, heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing were being measured.
According to Dr David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International one song — “Weightless” — resulted in a striking 65 per cent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 per cent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.
Its carefully arranged harmonies, rhythms, and bass lines help slow a listener’s heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Give it a try and let us know what you think and leave a comment with your favourite calming tunes.