ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) might not be new for some of us who seek different ways of relaxing and falling asleep. If you still haven’t indulged in ASMR, and you are curious about the idea, here you will find the ABC from an ASMR veteran.
What is ASMR?
ASMR is described as a pleasurable tingling feeling triggered by hearing unique soft sounds or voices or watching soft movements such as hand movements or brush strokes on the camera. This euphoric feeling begins on the scalp, moves down the spine, and relaxes the entire body.
What’s the purpose of ASMR?
Some may listen to it to fall asleep, relax and some just enjoy the tingling feeling.
What’s necessary to experience ASMR?
Not much: internet connection (ASMRartists are available in Spotify, YouTube, and other platforms); a comfortable environment with dim lights, in case you fall asleep; and a set of earphones: this is crucial. The sounds are recorded with microphones which accurately capture the sound of a recording space, allowing the listener to be transported into the ASMR reality the artist has created for you: a hairdresser visit, a walk through the woods, the beach, a library, even a trip to space! Just about everything!
Find what triggers you
Once you have entered into the ASMR world, it is necessary to discover what triggers you. There are thousands of videos with a wide variety of sounds. Some people prefer auditory triggers such as whispering, crinkling sounds, tapping, or visual triggers. It is believed that anyone can experience tingles through ASMR, but the triggers vary from one individual to another.
The choice of ASMRartists is infinite, so go get your headphones and prepare to experiment and relax!