Whispering and White Noise
The whisper is by far the most common ASMR trigger of all human vocalizations. In fact, whispered and softly spoken content were mentioned nearly three times more than other general sound triggers or visual stimuli when we asked tingle heads about the first noises they sought out to produce the ASMR experience. We weren't taken aback. It stands to reason that whispering is inextricably linked to ASMR given how frequently early ASMR experiences are associated with the calming feelings of youth.
DEFINITION: "A whisper is a pronounced means of communication that is emitted through the mouth but does not require the vocal chords to vibrate."
A pronounced speech pattern that doesn't force the vocal chords to vibrate is called a whisper. Instead, the phrases are overly stretched so that the listener can hear some audible turbulence (hissing) when they exhale. Even if an ASMR episode does not occur, talking to someone in a whisper or using a combination of a whisper and soft vocalization has a calming impact.
A simple sound therapy approach that stimulates brain circuits by using frequencies that can cause the release of chemicals like dopamine and oxytocin is whispering. It has been proven that using sound therapy can improve hearing and reduce stress, weariness, and insomnia.
Everyone is aware that sound (particularly music) may calm the beast within, even if sound therapy technically belongs to the realm of fringe medicine along with biofeedback, hypnosis, and other alternative treatments.
There is a cause for that, claims neuroscientist Stephen Porges of the University of North Carolina. It seems that there are high-frequency sounds that govern the three tiny bones that are so preciously located surrounding the eardrum by acting on the middle ear muscles like air conduction. Your pulse rate can be slowed and you can relax when those noises activate your muscles.
He claimed in an interview with Australian radio station Radiotonic that the hushed whispers of the ASMR community evoke feelings similar to what people experienced when their mothers or other primary caregivers sang them lullabies. The frequency spectrum of female vocalization is greater, and our nervous system evolved with that frequency to recognize safety, he added, explaining why women are the most popular ASMRtists. So the ASMR vocalization content's high-frequency, gently spoken vocalizations give off the impression that everything will be fine.
The first and most popular method of sound therapy for tingling heads is typically whispering or soft-spoken language, but it's by no means the only one. There are numerous ways that sounds, many of which fall under the category of white noise, can have a calming impact on humans.
White noise is a synthesis of all sound frequencies that produces a semblance of nothingness, much as the theory that white light is made up of every color in the spectrum. The resulting pitchless sound can then be utilized to block out all other nearby individual sounds and provide listeners with a focal point.
DEFINITION: "White noise is a collection of sound vibrations that contain all known frequencies and result in a pitchless nothingness, which is used to mask other sounds."
When you stop to think about it, it's actually not ridiculous to cover up noise with more noise. Have you ever been so distracted by the nearby construction noise while living or working that you turned on the TV or some music to block it out? That is the ideal illustration of how white noise may be used to create a better environment.
Any variety of background noises that can be employed to aid in sleep, meditation, or task-specific attention fall under the general category of "white noise." For instance, there are certain people who insistently require a ceiling fan to be running above them in order to fall asleep at night. Others simply find comfort in the ambient noises found on white noise machines, recordings, and CDs that give them the impression they are far from their daily lives. Some people simply cannot enter a room or work without the sound of the television or radio in the background (even if they aren't watching it).
Some of the most popular white noise sounds include the following:
• Ocean waves and other water sounds (for example, a babbling brook, waterfalls, and rain)
• Nature sounds (for example, birds, crickets, wind through the trees, and thunder)
• A fan or small motor sounds
• Music, especially classical, folk, or other gentle compositions
• The drone of home shopping channels, often used because it helps individuals feel less alone
A whisper is an example of white noise because it is created by turbulent airflow that emits different pitches simultaneously. However, because it lacks intensity and penetration and cannot be heard from far away, it tends to blend into other environmental sounds.
Are you interested in the sound therapy of whispering and white noise? The following videos can get you started:
• GentleWhispering: Mirror Relaxation Whisper Video (youtube.com/ watch?v=x7ca_Msca2Q )
• WhispersForListeners: Whisper #1 Relaxation/Stress Reduction Guided Meditation/Hypnosis (youtube.com/watch?v=sNNU60HyYXY)
• WhisperingLife: Whisper 77 (youtube.com/watch?v=4rMLPxQOYes)
• Whisper Crystal: Whisper Peaceful Sleep Relaxation (youtube.com/ watch?v=DVXQ pnHL74o)
• Relaxing White Noise: Waterfall—Nature’s Best White Noise for Relaxation and Sleep (youtube.com/watch?v=1KAE_JJx0-I)
• Ultimate Relax Club: 10 Hours Rain and Thunder Healing Ambient Sounds for Deep Sleeping Meditation Relaxation Spa (youtube.com/watch?v=Sv0LwXYAVVg)
• Outstanding Videos: Relaxing Three-Hour Video of a Tropical Beach with Blue Skies, White Sands, and Palm Trees (youtube.com/watch?v=qREKP9oijWI)