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Study reveals the 'most relaxing song ever'

Study reveals the 'most relaxing song ever'

A study conducted by the British Academy of Sound Therapy has revealed that Manchester band Marconi Union's song 'Weightless' is the most relaxing song ever.

The 8 minute track has a continuous rhythm of 60 BPM, which is an ideal tempo for synchronization with the heart and brainwaves, making it an ideal audio accompaniment for a good night's rest.

Lyz Cooper, founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy notes:

"While listening, your heart rate gradually comes to match that beat. It is important that the song is eight minutes long because it takes about five minutes for this process, known as entrainment, to occur. The fall in heart rate also leads to a fall in blood pressure.
The harmonic intervals - or gaps between notes - have been chosen to create a feeling of euphoria and comfort. And there is no repeating melody, which allows your brain to completely switch off because you are no longer trying to predict what is coming next.

Instead, there are random chimes, which helps to induce a deeper sense of relaxation. The final element is the low, whooshing sounds and hums that are like buddhist chants. High tones stimulate but these low tones put you in a trance-like state."

The Top 10 Most Relaxing Tunes:
1. Marconi Union - Weightless
2. Airstream - Electra
3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix)
4. Enya - Watermark
5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing
6. Barcelona - Please Don't Go
7. All Saints - Pure Shores
8. Adele - Someone Like You
9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull'aria
10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly


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