More information on the ASMR trend. I really think this whole ASMR thing could take off. I’ll keep monitoring it for its usefulness for sleep. I don’t think ASMR is going to go away though
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) has emerged as a popular method to help people relax, reduce stress, and even improve sleep. ASMR triggers are specific sounds, visuals, or sensations that induce a tingling sensation, often starting from the scalp and moving down the back of the neck and upper spine. These calming experiences vary from person to person, and while some triggers might work for one individual, they may not work for another. Here are the 15 most common ASMR triggers, as reported by the ASMR community:
Whispering: Soft, slow, and deliberate whispering is a widespread ASMR trigger.
Personal Attention: Role-plays involving haircuts, spa treatments, or doctor’s visits often trigger ASMR, simulating real-life scenarios where one might receive focused attention.
Tapping: The rhythmic sound of fingers tapping on various surfaces, like glass, wood, or plastic, can elicit ASMR.
Scratching: Scratching sounds, particularly on textured surfaces, are a common ASMR trigger.
Page Turning: The soft rustling noise of turning pages in a book is often used to stimulate ASMR.
Brushing: This can include both the sound and visual of hair being brushed or the act of brushing on a microphone with different materials.
Crisp Sounds: Sounds from crinkling paper, foil, or packaging materials can often trigger ASMR.
Eating Sounds: Listening to the sounds of chewing or slurping can cause ASMR for some individuals.
Liquid Sounds: The sound of liquid pouring, bubbling, or sloshing can elicit ASMR.
Soft-Spoken Voices: Calm, soft-spoken voices, even just reading a book, can induce ASMR.
Keyboard Typing: The rhythmic sound of typing on a keyboard is a known ASMR trigger.
Light Touching: Visuals of light touching or gentle hand movements can create an ASMR response.
Binaural Beats: Certain sounds or tones played with slight variations in each ear can induce ASMR.
Bob Ross: The soft-spoken artist’s painting show is famous in the ASMR community for its calming effect and unintentional ASMR triggers.
Slime or Putty: The visual of stretching and squishing slime or putty combined with the sound it makes often triggers ASMR.
Remember, the effectiveness of these triggers can vary from person to person, and it might take some exploration to find what works best for you.