According to the results of the study, published yesterday, which measured reaction times and subsequent behavioral responses to sensory stimuli, soaking up the sounds of woodland nature resulted in significant improvement in relaxation, with a 30 per cent increase in feelings of relaxation among the study participants, compared with no change for those listening to a voiced meditation app.
“The crunch of snapping twigs underfoot. Lilting birdsong from above. The rustling of trees in the breeze. Woodland sounds have been shown to have a direct impact on our wellbeing, making us more relaxed, less stressed and less anxious,” the National Trust said in a release announcing the study.
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