Scientists Say This Is The Most Soothing Song Ever
a bit of a stretch: exaggerated or not completely true
“Music hath Charms to soothe a savage Breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” is a famous quote. Writer William Congreve wrote this in 1697. Over 300 years later, we now understand more deeply that music has the power to heal. It can lower your heart rate, make your breathing calm, and even lower your blood pressure.
The song “Weightless” has been recognized as the most relaxing song ever. It was made with the help of experts who know a lot about how sound can heal us.
In 2011, a study showed the unique stress-relieving quality of “Weightless.” The research involved playing the song to 40 people who were given stressful tasks. The results showed that “Weightless” was 11% more relaxing than any other song tested. The listener’s blood pressure and stress hormones decreased. And people felt 65% less anxious after listening to it.
This study was done with only 40 people, so it might be a bit of a stretch to say it’s the most relaxing song ever. Give it a listen in the video below, and you be the judge.
1. Saying that he’s the best player on the team is a bit of a stretch, though he is very good.
2. Believing that cats can understand human conversations is a bit of a stretch, isn’t it?
3. It’s a bit of a stretch to say the movie was the worst ever; it wasn’t great, but it wasn’t that bad.
Is this the most relaxing song EVER?”