What is ASMR?
ASMR, which stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is still a relatively new phenomenon. It is a feeling of euphoria, relaxation or even tingling, that can completely overtake someone when he or she hears certain noises or watches videos.
These sometimes show people doing incredibly simple, quiet, and calming tasks like folding towels, brushing their hair, or flipping through magazine pages.
Audio clips are often made up of voices that whisper or the sound of knocking, scratching, or rain.
What does ASMR look like?
ASMR sensations can be classified into:
• Physical sensations (what you feel)
Slight, pleasant tingling, sparks, blurring or waves of relaxation in the head, neck, spine, and the rest of the body.
• Psychological sensations (how you are feeling)
Deep and calming feelings of relaxation, calm, comfort, stillness, calm, or drowsiness.
The benefits of ASMR
Internet videos of people purposely simulating actual ASMR triggers have become very popular in recent years. Viewers find many of these videos as relaxing as real ASMR triggers and very helpful in getting to sleep, reducing stress and comfort during a sad time.
Some people with a clinical diagnosis of medical conditions report that these videos are useful for their insomnia, anxiety, panic disorder, and/or depression.
The evidence for the potential benefits of ASMR is growing every day.