So, I completely stumbled on ASMR videos on YouTube on accident the year before last and have just started watching/listening to them again for stress relief and relaxation purposes. If you aren’t familiar with ASMR, it stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. I guess the general idea is this ‘tingling’ sensation some people report when they are exposed to certain stimuli. A lot of the videos on YouTube revolve around whispering or quiet talking, tapping (such as fingernails on various surfaces), crinkling sounds, etc. The tingling sensation and all of that are controversial and not something that has been researched really, but there are certain sounds that do really help relax me.
This was the first ASMR channel I came across: GentleWhispering
Have any of you tried relaxing with videos like this? I also had some luck with guided meditation recordings though I haven’t used one of those in a couple years.
What works best for you? I am always high stress and looking for new ways to relieve stress.