It's Therapeutic Thursday at Aortic Hope.
Today, we wanted to share something that has been gaining popularity in recent years: ASMR.
ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, which is a term used to describe a tingling sensation that some people experience in response to certain sounds, visuals, or other stimuli. It is also known as "Brain Massage". ASMR is often associated with relaxation, calmness, and sleepiness, and many people use it as a way to cope with stress, anxiety, or insomnia.
There are many types of ASMR triggers, such as whispering, tapping, scratching, brushing, crinkling, and more. Some people prefer to listen to ASMR videos or podcasts, while others like to watch ASMR artists perform various actions on camera.
ASMR is not a scientific phenomenon, and there is not much research on its causes or effects. However, some studies have suggested that ASMR may have some benefits for mental health, such as reducing stress levels, improving mood, and enhancing well-being . Some people also claim that ASMR helps them fall asleep faster and sleep better.
What about you? Do you experience ASMR? If so, what are your favorite triggers and channels?
If you'd like to learn more...
ASMR videos are the biggest YouTube trend you've never heard of. Check out one that offers time stamps for each unique sound. Let us know your thoughts: