Do you know that listening to music is the best (and cheapest) way to relax?
A couple of years ago, a group of scientist did a whole study to find out which songs are the best stress-beaters. Here is their verdict, the 10 most relaxing arias of all times:
- Marconi Union: Weightless
- Airstream: Electra
- DJ Shah: Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix)
- Enya: Watermark
- Coldplay: Strawberry Swing
- Barcelona: Please Don’t Go
- All Saints: Pure Shores 8
- Adele: Someone Like You
- Mozart: Canzonetta Sull’aria
- Cafe Del Mar: We Can Fly
According to the researchers, the number one on the list, Weightless by Marconi Union, is even more relaxing than a massage, walk, or cup of tea. Reportedly, the song slows the breathing and reduces brain activity to such an extent that it should be sold with a warning: not for listening while driving (lest you fall asleep).
It should be noted that the study was performed exclusively on women and that men might have different reactions. In fact, some people claim that one or two from the selection of the ten most relaxing tunes irritates them.
In other words, you need to find out what kind of music works best for you when it comes to soothing your nerves. It may help to turn down the volume, until it’s so low that you have to really concentrate in order to hear.
This method is guaranteed to make everything else go from your mind.
Plus, it will make your neighbours really happy and less prone to stress.