ASMR or Autonomous sensory meridian response is a new trend on video sites all over the net. Some say these videos can cure insomnia, anxiety, or panic, as reported on Wikipedia. There are many different kinds of ASMR videos, and you can request a specific sound or whispered dialog. It is a strange phenomena, part based in inferred sensation and part subliminal. I watched the video below to figure out what the heck the big deal was. I’m not sure if all ASMR vidoes would work for me, as I usually try hard to listen to words or whispers, even as I am trying to fall asleep. Yet this video did effect in me, it lowered my heart rate and helped me get centered in myself again. But I also get this effect from doing other guided meditations. In fact, Dr. Amer Khan of the Sutter Neuroscience Institute, was quoted in the Wikipedia article as ASMR videos being used similar to how people use white noise machines.
It’s certainly a fun tool to add to your Super Secret Powers utility belt though. Take a look at different types of videos, some have rhythmic tapping, some just whispers, some specific sounds.
What sounds send you into relaxation bliss?