Scientists say this is the perfect song to reduce anxiety 4 years ago

Scientists say this is the perfect song to reduce anxiety

Anxiety is extremely unpleasant.

It can disrupt your day at the drop of a hat and once it surfaces, it can be very hard to shake.


There are plenty of recommended things to do for when you're feeling anxious or as if you're about to have a panic attack. These include exercise and writing about it.

But scientists have found the perfect song to effectively calm you down and reduce anxiety.

A study by Mindlab international had participants attempt to solve difficult puzzles as quickly as possible while they were connected to sensors. These puzzles brought on a certain level of stress and those involved listened to different songs while their brain activity was measured. Physiological states including heart rate and blood pressure were also monitored.

The study found that a song called 'weightless' was more effective than any other song.

In fact, it reduced anxiety by 65% and participants saw a 35% reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.

The scientists found that it was so realising that they have to advise that people do not drive while listening to it as it could be dangerous.


So if you're prone to anxiety, try adding this song to your playlist.

You can also read 6 other tips experts recommend to help manage anxiety.