“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” ~ Arthur Somers Roche
“The results clearly show that the track induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested.
“Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
“[The song] contains a sustaining rhythm that starts at 60 beats per minute and gradually slows to around 50.
“While listening, your heart rate gradually comes to match that beat.
“It is important that the song is eight minutes long because it takes about five minutes for this process, known as entrainment, to occur.”
The paper found that health problems stemming from job stress, like hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and decreased mental health, can lead to fatal conditions that wind up killing about 120,000 people each year—making work-related stressors and the maladies they cause, more deadly than diabetes, Alzheimer’s, or influenza.