ASMR – the basics

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) has been widely reported to relieve insomnia, anxiety, or panic attacks, despite the image that some may have of erotic whispering and virtual shampoo sessions.

Sometimes referred to as Mind Massage, ASMR uses a palette of binaural sonic-triggers – such as tapping, scratching, and whispering – to generate a sensation of tingling or goosebumps, which is commonly considered to be relaxing. As opposed to the short chill which can be experienced through music, ASMR can induce a long-lasting pleasant sensation – which probably explains why it is used by millions of people. SonicTonic uses custom 3D audio software for creating its immersive soundscapes, as well as a special stereo microphone with a head and ears 😉

To get a better idea of what ASMR is all about, here is a collection of the best ASMR videos on the web – compiled by our friends at Nestmaven.