What Is ASMR?

What Is ASMR?

ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response – which in simple terms is a physical tingly sensation usually experienced in the scalp and moves down the neck and spine.

The feeling of ASMR can also be felt anywhere or everywhere in the body, including your legs or on your skin, giving you goosebumps.

Some examples of ASMR triggers are:

  • Whispering and soft spoken voices
  • Tapping and scratching objects
  • Having your hair brushed or cut
  • Watching someone performing a task
  • Mouth sounds and lip smacking
  • Receiving personal attention from someone, including a doctor, a spa or a massage.

I first experienced ASMR as a child, even before I knew there was a term for it. I experienced ASMR with soft spoken teachers. I didn't understand the sensation but I knew it felt good and made me feel very sleepy and relaxed.

What are the benefits of ASMR?

Aside from the tingling sensations you can experience, ASMR Videos can also help you to sleep, relax and reduce anxiety. I've had many comments on my videos from my subscribers telling me that my videos help to reduce stress.

Some ASMR videos are also in the form of guided meditations, intentionally there to relax you in a soft spoken or whispered voice. Lots of my subscribers watch my videos to help them with insomnia when they are struggling to get to sleep. They tell me that my videos help relax them and send them to sleep without any distractions.

What is an ASMRtist?

An ASMRtist (ASMR Artist) is a word adopted by ASMR YouTubers like myself. We create videos to trigger the ASMR response. ASMRtists make YouTube videos to help you to relax, sleep and experience a calming tingling sensation and sense of wellbeing.

What are ASMR roleplay videos?

Personal attention ASMR roleplay videos are triggers created by someone performing a task, or making relaxing ASMR sounds such as tapping, scratching, crinkling noises, spray bottle sounds, hair brushing, typing on a computer and more.

For more videos please check out my Holly ASMR Playlist playlist.

Here is my ASMR Makeup Roleplay as an example:

Do I have ASMR? Can I experience ASMR? Does everyone have ASMR?

Apparently not everyone experiences ASMR but I believe everyone has the ability to. It's just a case of exploring which sounds trigger your ASMR. What are your favourite sounds? Do you like the sound of whispering? typing? water sounds? tapping? These are some examples.

If you don't know what sounds relax you, then try watching some ASMR videos on my channel and see which ones you like. Keep an open mind, relax and enjoy the experiences ASMR can bring you.

Some people get tingles from ASMR but others don't and it simply just helps them to fall asleep or reduce anxiety.

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Still curious about what ASMR is? You can find out more on my ASMR FAQ page.