A study out of the U.K. last year claimed “Weightless” by Marconi Union to be “the most relaxing song ever.” The study said that “Weightless” is more relaxing than taking a walk, drinking tea, or getting a massage. Try it out and see if it helps you relax and fall asleep easier.

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When creating “Weightless,” Marconi Union worked with sound therapists to learn how to make the best use of harmonies, rhythms, and bass lines. The result? Listeners experience a slower heart rate, reduced blood pressure, and lower levels of cortisol (stress hormone).

Although this study has most likely has biased results (40 observations from only women) and is clearly not the most credible (funded by a bubble bath/shower gel company), I still find the piece to be soothing especially when using noise-canceling headphones. This is a good track to download and have on your phone for instant access. It works well while waiting in line at the post office or DMV.

The Top 10 most relaxing songs (according to the article)

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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