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INDUCING RELAXATION? January 8, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Life Experience, Miscellaneous.
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My first response is denial or skepticism. The claims cannot possibly be true. Then again, how would I know? If these claims were true, it might be helpful. It is easy to be dismissive. To ignore evidence.The only thing to do is to try it.

The claims made by Daily Health Post seem to have a scientific basis. In this case the scientific research is reported but not quoted. Still, the approach does seem plausible. The report claims:

A study was conducted on 40 women, who were connected to sensors and had been given challenging puzzles to complete against the clock in order to induce a level of stress. Different songs were then played, to test their heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and brain activity.

The results showed that the song Weightless was 11 per cent more relaxing than any other song and even caused drowsiness among women in the lab.

It induced a 65 per cent reduction in overall anxiety and brought them to a level 35 per cent lower than their usual resting rates.

The advice is that the music called “Weightless” is so effective at inducing drowsiness, it should never be used while driving. However, should a person be experiencing difficulty in going to sleep this might be the music to play:

I don’t think it works, if you do not pay attention. Rather than spy on all of us through the internet, perhaps the NSA, and other like-minded authoritarians, they may attempt to feed “music” into our brains. Perhaps this is what advertisers have been doing, but may be there is no pay off if the population is unstressed.

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The Daily Mail is possibly the source for the article in Daily Health Post.

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