Music can help reduce anxiety and stress levels by up to 65%, a new study shows.
According to a study from Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International, there a plenty of different types of songs that, when listened to, can help to decrease anxiety level dramatically.
The study tasked volunteers with solving puzzles specifically designed to induce various amounts of stress.
At the same time, doctors would play a variety of different songs in the lab.
Interestingly, one track in particular helped to lower the subjects anxiety levels by up to 65 per cent and resulted in a 35 per cent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.
The track in question, by ambient trio Marconi Union, was constructed in a way that would hopefully reduce heart rates and induce a feeling of calm in listeners.
"'Weightless’ was so effective, many women became drowsy," revealed Dr. Lewis-Hodgson. "I would advise against driving while listening to the song because it could be dangerous.”