According to the World Health Organization, between 1990 and 2013, the number of people suffering from depression and/or anxiety worldwide increased by nearly 50%, from 416 million to 615 million. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates approximately 10% of teenagers and 40% of adults in the United States are affected by anxiety disorders,
While most anxiety disorders fill millions with dread, worry and fear, they also damage relationships, friendships and careers. Disorders such as these commonly leave people feeling tired, upset and frustrated. To top it off, only around one-third of people suffering from anxiety receive treatment. They take to psychotic drugs, cognitive therapy, meditation, yoga, and sound therapy to stay calm in the face of daily stress caused by the pressures of modern life, technology, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), and social media.
Now, neuroscientists in the U.K. have found the most relaxing song in the world – “Weightless” by Marconi Union – that can dramatically reduce anxiety by 65%, enhance well-being, and improve health conditions. They claim listening to “Weightless” can slow heart rate, reduce blood pressure and decrease cortisol (a steroid hormone that causes stress and anxiety) levels.