Are you ASMR-sensitive? Here are ASMR videos on Youtube to soothe your stress away! I mean *whispers* to soothe your stress away amid this pandemic…
But first, what exactly is ASMR? It stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response which refers to that calming and pleasing sensation felt from one’s head down to the spine often triggered by gentle whispers and other soothing sounds that can really ease one’s mind.
Youtube, being the public’s go-to site when creating and consuming video content, has a lot of ASMR videos to rescue you from your stressed out days and sleepless nights. On this list, we’ve rounded up some of these videos so you can check out which kinds of ASMR trigger you best!
Most of the early ASMR channels that popped up feature ASMR-tists who do role-plays to add substance to their content. Gibi ASMR, which has over 2.6 million subscribers as of this writing, is one of the most popular Youtube channels right now that thrive with this such videos. So if you want to have a glimpse of what the original form of ASMR looks like, you should definitely check this channel out.
Inka Magnaye is known for being the voice of PAL’s in-flight announcements, but her talent has also gained a following outside the plane. On Youtube, she has a few ASMR videos where she reads, or rather whispers, stories to her listeners. But for those who end up wanting more, they can also check out her podcast Sleeping Pill with Inka on Spotify.
Mukbang or meokbang is another famed form of ASMR, where the host eats food on cam with the microphone picking up every slurp and crunch. Zach Choi’s mukbang videos are very satisfying ASMR indeed, but obviously, the kind of relaxation they bring the viewers are also accompanied by a mouthwatering sensation.
Another ASMR that will make your mouth water are the recipe videos of Emojoie Cuisine. Who knew the sound of kitchen work could be so soothing? Here they make cakes, cream puffs, and other kinds of pastries which will surely help you sleep and make you dream of a dessert feast.
Playing with kinetic sand isn’t just an effective ASMR to one’s ears, but it is also a satisfying thing to see. Hearing and watching the vibrant-colored sand being scooped, sliced, mashed together, and broken down is just so relaxing, that it makes me think: maybe the reason why we used to be so hypnotized by construction workers mixing cement was because it was our kind of ASMR back then.
If the sound of kitchen work didn’t get you, then maybe a cozy coffee shop will. Unlike other ASMR videos that use hushed voices and other objects to soothe you, the videos of ΣHAANTI will transport you completely to a very relaxing place such as the inside of a tent being drizzled by the rain or an ocean harbor being hit by the waves.
If you’re looking for a channel that explores doing ASMR on all sorts of stuff, then this is a channel you should check out. Made in France makes ASMR videos using puzzles, plastics, paper, footsteps, a deck of cards, and a zen garden to name a few. With over 300 videos currently on the channel, Made in France ASMR is a steady source of calm for your stressed-out soul.
Yes, Bob Ross makes it into our list! Although unintentional, many would consider his painting videos as ASMR, because why not? On some quiet studio, this artist calmly teaches his viewers how to paint lovely landscapes and sceneries, and not only is his voice relaxing but the sound of his brushes going against the canvas also takes the ASMR experience further!
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What’s your favorite ASMR trigger?