By Shelby Hall
Whether you love it or hate it, ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) has gotten a lot of attention in the past year or so. This phenomenon is better known in the online community as “tapping on stuff and whispering into a very loud microphone”. There are subcategories of ASMR, just like there are subcategories to almost anything in life. There’s chewing ASMR, personal attention ASMR, role play ASMR and even a subcategory that is all about eating or playing with pretty gross things (example: deodorant, glass, rocks).
You could find all of this very strange, but there are healing benefits to these sounds. ASMR is meant to make you feel sleepy, tingly and taken care of. It works for some, and does nothing to others. This is only one example of a way to fall asleep, but it could help you if you’ve never tried it.
There are more tame ASMR videos such as “doing your makeup ASMR” and “sister reads you a story ASMR”. Whatever your taste can handle, there will 100% be a video out there for you.
ASMR can help you fall asleep because of its low sounds and distinct noises that are trained to be appealing to the human ear and to make us tired.
Why does it work?:
ASMR works on some because of the low frequency of its sounds and the continuous tapping, mouth noises or whatever they do. They ASMRtist will do these sounds over and over so your brain starts to relax to them.
What if ASMR doesn’t work on me?:
Not to worry. ASMR doesn’t work on everybody, in fact there’s a large number of people who it doesn’t work on or who don’t enjoy these videos or sounds.
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