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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Top Ten Songs Judged to Reduce Anxiety
Scientists Found One Song That Reduces Anxiety And Stress By Up To 65%
By Mark Pygas
The positive effects that music can have on our brains are well documented, as are the negative effects that stress and anxiety can have. That's why Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International, decided to conduct research to find the songs that you should be listening to when stressed and anxious.
The study was conducted on participants who were attempting to solve difficult puzzles as quickly as possible. The puzzles were designed to induce stress, and participants were made to listen to a variety of songs to see how they helped calm down heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing.
One song — Weightless by Marconi Union — reduced levels of stress and anxiety by a massive 65% and produced such a state of euphoria that Lewis-Hodgson advised against listening to it while driving because it made some participants drowsy.