How ASMR Can Help?
Science has determined that a person's total health and well-being depend on their ability to sleep. The ability to learn new things, quality of life, and mental and physical performance can all be enhanced by getting a good night's sleep, according to researchers.
Sleep deprivation is a nightmare (pardon the pun). ASMR is a good choice if you're one of those people who prefers a more natural (if unusual) cure for your insomnia over pharmacological treatments.
One of the many tingle heads who claims that ASMR videos have helped her manage her chronic insomnia is Emily Hanson, for instance. She stated in an interview with ABC News that she didn't want to drink alcohol or take drugs to unwind and that over time, she had never found meditation to be especially beneficial.
Hanson claimed she discovered her solution to her insomnia after turning to ASMR videos on the internet. She developed a dependence on the YouTube stuff, which allowed her eyelids to sag and her mind to unwind. She claimed that she rapidly fell asleep without the need for medication, unpleasant side effects, or the risk of developing an unhealthy addiction since she had grown so receptive to the noises, visuals, and voice cues. I simply pass out, she added.
The banal and tedious activity seen in ASMR films, which helps users fall asleep, is credited with their effectiveness by those who use them. Others claim that what puts them to sleep at night is the thought of being the focus and attention of the ASMRtist. Others assert that the sounds and actions in the films are what help them recall their fond memories of the past. The fact that many of the top ASMRtists on YouTube have over 100,000 followers attests to the success of their videos, regardless of why viewers are drawn to the content.
Despite anecdotal evidence, the specific reason and mechanism by which these videos affect the subconscious are yet unknown to science. (At least one study on ASMR has been done, but the results haven't been published as of this writing.) Although there have been critics of the technique in the past, professionals have stepped in recently and stated their support for ASMR. As a "safe and natural approach for you to fall asleep without medicine," Dr. Mehmet Oz has supported the practice. Dr. Carl W. Bazil, a sleep problem specialist at Columbia University, says ASMR films are similar to other techniques for calming people down at night.
People who have insomnia are hyperaroused, he claimed. The goal of behavior therapies like guided imagery, progressive relaxation, hypnosis, and meditation is to try to trick your conscious mind into acting in a certain way. A different approach to exploring ways to relax your mind is to watch ASMR videos.
While there is ASMR content online that is explicitly intended to treat insomnia, different trigger videos have also been shown to work. The following are a few to try:
• TheUKASMR: The ASMR Sleep Clinic—To Help You Fall Asleep (youtube.com/ watch?v=_qscmiLap-g)
• Heather Feather: Binaural ASMR. “The Sleep Police” Role-Play for Tingles, Relaxation, and of Course Sleep (youtube.com/watch?v=nuJDv4ahiec)
• asmrnovastar: AMSR (HD) Virtual Spa and Sleep Center with Relaxation Induction (Panning) (youtube.com/watch?v=SgQm8REqfAw)
• asmrkitten: ASMR Sleep Healer Role-Play (youtube.com/watch?v=2UvUjaKWBvs)
• ASMRvelous: Guided Sleep Relaxation—ASMR Softly Spoken (youtube.com/ watch?v=KlBJlqdODBY)
• Ephemeral Rift: The ASMR Lounge #1—Introduction—Whispered Binaural Session for Relaxation, Meditation, and Sleep (youtube.com/watch?v=UiwRz1Ig11M)