This 8-Minute Song is Scientifically Proven to Help You Fall Asleep - Simply Woman

By on October 21, 2017
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The song is called “Weightless” and that’s how it’ll make your mind feel. 😴

By Noelle Devoe | Seventeen

You don’t need to be a neuroscientist to know music affects your mood. How else would “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” have the power to get every living soul at a party on the dance floor no matter their age, background, or dance ability?

But on the opposite end of the power-of-music spectrum, scientists have found one song that’s proven to reduce anxiety and help you fall asleep better than others.

The song is called “Weightless” by Marconi Union. According to a report by Inc, the song’s flowing harmonies, soft chimes, and rhythms that replicate a heartbeat were crafted in collaboration with sound therapists to be relaxing.

Researchers at Mindlab International played the song to 40 women and asked them to solve a puzzle against the clock. In the end, the song was 11% more relaxing than any other song (other songs played included songs by Coldplay and Mozart) and reduced overall anxiety by 65%.

Check out the track below and see if you feel ~soothed.~

I think I actually fell asleep writing this post, it’s so effective.

So if you’re ever having trouble falling asleep or just need some help calming down (we’ve all been there) try playing “Weightless” or any of these other top-ten relaxing songs uncovered during Mindlabs’ eye-closing study.

10. “We Can Fly,” by Rue du Soleil (Café Del Mar)

9. “Canzonetta Sull’aria,” by Mozart

8. “Someone Like You,” by Adele

7. “Pure Shores,” by All Saints

6. “Please Don’t Go,” by Barcelona

5. “Strawberry Swing,” by Coldplay

4. “Watermark,” by Enya

3. “Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix),” by DJ Shah

2. “Electra,” by Airstream

1. “Weightless,” by Marconi Union

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