What is ASMR?

What is ASMR? That question is probably on the mind of many who have, fortunately (or unfortunately for those who think it’s weird) stumbled across the content that is slowly taking over YouTube and the rest of the internet by storm.

ASMR standards for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response; a term coined by someone within the community in 2010 – not scientific.

Essentially, the sensation that this ‘ASMR’ is, happens in your scalp and moves down the back of your neck when you are exposed to a certain sound or visual.

If you’ve ever hard the chills from a cold breeze or because of something you’ve seen; you’ve had a similar experience except there are some notable differences as the chills happen all over the body at once.

Whereas ASMR starts the scalp and moves down to the neck progressively – it can also come in pulses so you can feel this sensation and flowing combination frequently but it does not last too long.

What Does ASMR Do?

What is ASMR

Since you know a little bit more about what is ASMR and what it does when you get the sort of euphoric reaction I’m talking about; let’s discuss a little bit about what does ASMR do to you and why it can be so beneficial to use short and longterm.

There are many reasons as to why one might use ASMR, but I’ll let you in on why I’ve been using it for the past couple of years and maybe it can inspire to use it for your own benefit too.

ASMR for me has been a way of allowing me to turn my brain off at night, the videos on YouTube have helped me destress from work and put me into an emotional and mental state which allows me to relax.

Stress is the number 1 reason why people can’t get to sleep at night, that and worrying.

ASMR allows me to take my mind of these things which in turn puts me into a more relaxed state.

With the light sounds and dark backgrounds used in ASMR videos, it works in harmony to create a relaxing video that even if I don’t get the tingly reaction, it still works in the sense of destressing and making me super sleepy.

I use this little ‘sleep hack’ every night to ensure I can get the beauty sleep I deserve.

If this sounds like something you could be interested in, keep on reading and see how you can get ASMR too.

How To Get ASMR?

Now that you know a little bit about what is ASMR, I’m going to let you in on how you can get ASMR tingles too!

If you’re interested in a more in-depth version of this please check out How To Get ASMR Tingles tonight – another post that explains these points a lot more in-depth.

ASMR can be brought about by a range of things; it usually happens with visuals or through audio but it can happen with any sorts of things.

Such as;

  • Sounds
  • Touching
  • Textures
  • Smells
  • Visuals
  • Taste

But you reading these, you may see a problem as to why you haven’t found the ASMR trigger for you online yet; some of them you can’t experience on YouTube!

Things like taste and smells are going to have to be brought about by real-life experiences, which cant always be forced – especially if its a certain scenario or situation you might find yourself in.

But don’t let this frustrate you, experimenting is part of the fun for me with this whole ASMR thing, so I’d recommend doing what you can with YouTube videos; exploring different triggers and content creators and just be more open-minded when you go about your daily life.

There are certain things you can do; just be more open-minded and aware of your surroundings and you might feel ASMR naturally.

The more aware you are; which you should be now after your further understanding of ASMR – the higher chance that you’re going to feel the sensation from a trigger you may come across.

If you want to know more about ASMR tingles and what causes ASMR there is plenty of great content on this site that can inform you with all you need to know.

Final Thoughts on What is ASMR

what is ASMR

Now that you know what is ASMR and how it is triggered, you can now go off and experiment with YouTube videos to find something that may set off the tingly sensation in your scalp; if that’s what you want to do.

And if it is, then remember to be more open and mindful of the potential experience you could have; as we’ve discussed these things can also happen to you in real life – as long as you’re in the right mental space and are exposed to the right kind of triggers.

A little short but I think this comes up really well about everything you need to know about ASMR and perhaps how you can even trigger the sensation to get your own brain orgasm.

Thanks for reading,

Sweet Dreams,

Sydney.