It is said that music reduces stress but many still doubt that. Now, neuroscientists in the United Kingdom finally reveals a study that specifies the top 10 songs which can help you relieve stress. The top 10 songs to relieve stress include “Weightless,” which results to a 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.
Background of the Study on the Top 10 Songs to Relieve Stress
The study was conducted on participants who attempted to solve difficult puzzles as quickly as possible while connected to sensors. The puzzles induced a certain level of stress, and participants listened to different songs while researchers measured brain activity as well as physiological states that included heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing.
Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International conducted the research. According to her, the top song produced a greater state of relaxation than any other music tested to date.
Top 10 Songs to Relieve Stress
Curious as to what are the top 10 songs to relieve stress? Do not worry because we have the list below together with a YouTube link so that you can listen to them instantly.
- “We Can Fly,” by Rue du Soleil (Café Del Mar)
- “Canzonetta Sull’aria,” by Mozart
- “Someone Like You,” by Adele
- “Pure Shores,” by All Saints
- “Please Don’t Go,” by Barcelona
- “Strawberry Swing,” by Coldplay
- “Watermark,” by Enya
- “Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix),” by DJ Shah
- “Electra,” by Airstream
- “Weightless,” by Marconi Union
You can also use this Spotify Playlist
Besides the songs above, do you have any personal recommendation of a song which helps you relieve stress? Share it by commenting below.
Source: Fast Company