Sleep Track Weighs In
The British Academy of Sound Therapy has named “Weightless,” by the Marconi Union, to be the most relaxing tune ever.
The sleep-inducing track beat out offerings by Coldplay, Enya and Mozart.
Marconi Union produce ambient electronica. For “Weightless,” the group worked with a number of sound therapists to construct a song that soothed the listener through specifically chosen harmonic intervals.
The Telegraph, which reported the story last week, commented that the “carefully arranged harmonies, rhythms and bass lines help to slow the heart rate, reduce the blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.”
The eight-minute track is so effective, that drivers have been warned not to listen to the track while behind the wheel.
The study published the list of the top ten songs for inducing sleep like qualities. “Weightless” was number one. Coming in at number eight, was Adele’s current chart topper, “Someone Like You.”
When compared with other relaxation methods, “Weightless” trumped massage, walking and drinking tea.
It’s a shame they didn’t match it against a Simmons Beautyrest mattress – but that wouldn’t be fair.