Do you struggle to fall asleep at night? Or wake up too early and spend hours staring at the ceiling unable to fall asleep again? Well, the good news is that ASMR, could help you.

ASMR, which stands for autonomous sensory meridian response, is a relatively new phenomenon. It describes a feeling of euphoric tingling and relaxation that can be triggered by listening to certain sounds. Not only does this sensation feel nice, it can also help you to fall asleep and stay asleep, here we tell you how.

ASMR has become a big trend in recent years, especially on YouTube, where thousands of ASMR artists are producing videos every day designed to help viewers to fall asleep or relax. Many of the sounds that trigger ASMR include brushing, soft whispering, mic scratching, tapping and positive affirmations. Typing in ASMR  also brings up clips from a 1980s US television series in which the artist Bob Ross teaches the viewer how to paint. It’s said that the sounds of dabbing paint onto canvas along with his calming voice make for a great ASMR experience. At first glance, watching someone scratch a mic, whisper or tap repeatedly might seem strange, but these videos have millions of views and ASMR has attracted a huge following, especially among those who suffer from anxiety and insomnia.

How does ASMR help with sleep?

Although not everyone feels the tingling, listening to sounds such as whispering or scratching, which are associated with massage and calm moments, can help you to fall asleep and sleep better. ASMR is known for causing bliss followed by sleepiness, so it offers a way to overcome the stress of the day as it helps you to push out thoughts that make it difficult for you to sleep, helping you to fall into a deep sleep without being interrupted.

How does it work?

 

Researchers think that ASMR comes from the need to bond with other human beings. A lot of the noises, i.e. whispering, scratching etc. are noises that are usually only heard when you’re close to someone. And the feelings that many report as an effect of ASMR are feelings that come from close relationships, i.e. feelings of security, happiness, euphoria and relaxation. It’s also been linked to feelings from childhood. Lullabies, soft voices and whispers might remind us of happier moments when we were comforted by our parents or family. So why not try it out tonight?

SonicTonic uses ASMR in its tonics to help you to relax, the tonics are also long, so that you can drift off whilst listening. With ASMR you don’t need to learn anything, so just download our app on the App Store or Google Play store and try out our sleep tonics for yourself. Sweet dreams.