ASMR: Amazing, Soothing, Mesmerizing, Relaxing– why we love ASMR


Bailey Spore

Bailey Bennett jumps on the ASMR trend by making her own video. Check it out on the Lancer Media SoundCloud page!

by Bailey Bennett and Gabby Llewellyn

For those who experience ASMR, a ‘tingling’ sensation is felt, and can be relaxing and therapeutic. It can assist restless individuals in falling asleep at night. ASMR is also used to produce a calming effect and entertain.

Personally we enjoy ASMR as it soothes our sensory needs. Both of us enjoy listening to whispering and eating ASMRs the most. For us, ASMR is entertaining and a good way to relax before bedtime. We watch ASMR an average of once a week, depending on our needs.

In a study of 425 individuals who experience ASMR, all reported moods increased while watching ASMR triggering videos.

In people who experience ASMR, the origin of the ‘tingling’ sensation starts in the center of the head and moves down their neck and throughout their body.

According to Discover ASMR common triggers for ASMR include whispering, crisp sounds, and repetitive noises. Other noises that people can enjoy are eating noises, tapping sounds, and crunchy sounds. These can be seen in thousands of videos with millions of views. ‘ASMRtists’ preform ASMR in video or audio for their viewers. Popular ‘ASMRtists’ include @zachchoi, @_yomi999, and @kimlizasmr on Instagram. As well as “Gibi ASMR,” “Life with Mak,” and “ASMR Darling” on Youtube.

While writing this piece we decided to become ‘ASMRtists’ for a day and create a podcast of our own. Below we listed the noises made in order.

Jar tapping
Lid tapping
Lid opening
Eating Pickle
Crinkling bag
Opening bag
Eating Chips
Crinkling Rice Krispy Treat
Opening Rice Krispy Treat
Eating Rice Krispy Treat
Tapping honey container
Clicking honey lid
Opening honey lid
Eating Honey
Biting an apple