Autonomous sensory meridian response, often referred to in the shortened form of ASMR, is a tingling sensation felt on the scalp, neck and upper back area when presented with certain visual or auditory triggers. Not everyone may experience the feeling, and those who do may see differing results across the commonly used triggers. These appear to be the most common triggers:
- soft spoken voice / whispering
- personal attention
- tapping / scratching noises
- quiet repetitive sounds
- personal care role play (hair brushing, etc)
So, what’s the point of this? The ASMR sensation is a relaxing feeling which may help with anxiety or stress issues and is also often used to assist with sleep. Consider it a natural method for helping stay calm in your busy life.
OK cool. Where do I start? We’ve included a handful of popular YouTube videos below for you to check out. Keep in mind you may only see results with certain triggers. If you don’t have any luck with these, try watching a video of Bob Ross painting a mountain.
Further reading: Wikipedia