Can Macaroni Reduce Anxiety?

I have read that there is a song that has been proven to slow your heart rate, reduce blood pressure, lower cortisol levels and reduce anxiety by 65%.  What is the name of this magical tune?  Weightless by Macaroni Union. Read the article. Watch the video. Don’t listen to this song while you are driving. Try it in a safe place- like your bed.

“In just eight minutes, it’s been said to reduce study participant’s overall anxiety by 65% and their usual physiological resting rates by 35%, Inc. reports.”

“It’s not entirely surprising that the song was found to be so relaxing — it was intentionally created for a spa with the help of therapeutic sound therapist and Founder of the British Academy of Sound Therapy, Lyz Cooper.”

“The sound works from the point of view of sustained tones, which really help a person feel safe,” she said. The tempo starts at 60 beats per minute and gradually decreases to 50 beats per minute.”

“Another study by researchers from BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore, Malaysia, saw subjects report a dramatic reduction in feelings of stress and an increased sense of physical relaxation when they listened to music that played around 60 beats per minute.”

“While listening, your heart rate gradually comes to match that beat,” Cooper told The Daily Mail.

Marconi Union’s ambient tune, which combines piano and guitars with atmospheric and synthetic sounds, is eight minutes long, Cooper says, because it takes about five minutes for your body to synchronize with a rhythm, a process known as entrainment.

The song was also designed not to have a repeating melody so that the brain does not try to predict what will come next, which is said to help induce a deeper sense of relaxation. It’s apparently so effective that people are advised against listening to it while they drive.

Instead, Cooper says, “‘Weightless’ is ideal for putting on at the end of a stressful day and unwinding.””

Find out if Macaroni decreases your anxiety:   Weightless by Macaroni Union


Reference: Gillett, R. (2016, Nov 6). The song to listen to if you want to significantly reduce your anxiety in less than 10 minutes. Business Insider. Retrieved from


Love yourself. You deserve it!

Tina Gray-Siebers, MS, LPC, NCC