Get Fast Caregiver Stress Relief from the Most Relaxing Song Ever

This amazing tune can relax a caregiver in minutes

Caregiving is an “always on” type of job. Even when you’re not actively working on caregiving tasks, you’re worrying, planning, or subconsciously staying alert.

Over time, that type of responsibility and stress takes a serious toll. And when you’re trying to rest, turning off that “always on” feeling can be tough.

To help you quickly get the much-needed relaxation you need to recharge your batteries, we found “the most relaxing song ever” – Marconi Union’s Weightless (listen free on YouTube).

We explain why this tune is so effective at helping people relax. But for a real test, give it a try yourself. For even greater relaxation, watch the video too – it’s hypnotic.



This song was engineered for maximum relaxation

The British band Marconi Union worked with sound therapists to create the ultra-relaxing song they titled Weightless. It’s specifically designed to slow breathing and reduce brain activity.

An article from The Telegraph reports that in the study, people listening to this song had a 65% reduction in overall anxiety and that the song brought them to a level that was 35% lower than their usual resting rates.

Weightless is so relaxing that the doctor who conducted the study testing the song’s ability to relax even advised against listening to it while driving because it’s so relaxing it could actually be dangerous.

Lyz Cooper, founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy, said “The song makes use of many musical principles that have been shown to individually have a calming effect. By combining these elements in the way Marconi Union have has created the perfect relaxing song.”

Even the length of the song was chosen to maximize relaxation. Cooper said the song is 8 minutes long because it takes about 5 minutes for your heartbeat to gradually match the slow beat used in the song.

Overall, people listening to this song may experience:

  • Reduced anxiety
  • Slower breathing
  • Decreased heart rate and blood pressure
  • A feeling of euphoria or comfort
  • A trance-like state


Next Step  Get fast caregiver stress relief by listening to Marconi Union’s Weightless (8 minutes)


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By DailyCaring Editorial Team
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  • Reply January 20, 2019


    I found this music jarring from the get go. I found the visuals distracting. As musician myself, I found the the repetitive submotif to be boring.

    I am a caregiver.

    Check out Vangelis’ “Heaven and Hell, The Spacetime Continuum Part One” for an example of music that relaxes me.

    • Reply January 20, 2019


      Each person responds differently to music, so it’s great to have alternate suggestions. Thank you for suggesting Vangelis’ “Heaven and Hell, The Spacetime Continuum Part One.” It’s very relaxing and the images of stars and planets in the video are beautiful. Here’s the link to the free YouTube video for those who are interested —

  • Reply January 17, 2019


    I must be the weird one because this music provoked in me anxious anticipation.
    I kept “waiting to see where the music was going” but it never went anywhere!
    It made me nervous and on edge.

    • Reply January 17, 2019


      That’s an interesting experience, thank you for sharing! If you’re interested in experimenting with this tune again, maybe you could try to not think about or follow the song, but just listen passively and see what happens.

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