ASMR Videos: What Are They and Why Are They Popular?
Introduction: What is ASMR videos?
ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It is a euphoric experience that is characterized by a pleasurable tingling sensation in the brain triggered by specific sounds, videos, or visual cues.
ASMR provides opportunities for relaxation and meditation in the digital age. There are many different triggers that can help induce ASMR experiences including whispering, tapping, light scratching or brushing sounds, sliding sounds, crinkling objects, and hand movements.
While most people use ASMR videos to help them fall asleep this can be very addictive because it causes increased levels of serotonin in the brain which causes anxiety when you try to stop watching them.
Benefits of Watching ASMR
The term ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) was coined in 2010 on a website that featured videos of people making whispering sounds or giving scalp massages.
Watching ASMR videos is an enjoyable, relaxing pastime for many people. It can also be a way to reduce anxiety or to help you sleep well.
Some people have claimed that watching these videos relieves their chronic pain and anxiety by triggering the release of endorphins and serotonin in their brain. Some studies have shown that the pleasurable tingling sensation experienced by those who watch these videos may be due to the release of oxytocin from the pituitary gland due to stimulation from the sound waves.
Different Types of ASMR Videos
ASMR is a relatively new phenomenon of videos on YouTube of people creating sounds to trigger tingles in viewers. But how do you know if these are real or fake?
The most popular type of roleplays are called "ASMR Roleplays" or "Role Play Roleplays." These are roleplays where the actors perform the part of a character and speak in a whisper, without saying anything aloud.
Are you one of those people who just enjoy watching YouTube videos about someone whispering to you, rubbing their hands together, making noise with pens and cups? That's ASMR! The term comes from Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response which means that those feelings come from the body's sensory response to certain stimuli.