[Voices of ASMR] Does ASMR help with falling asleep or insomnia?

Based on your ASMR experiences…

Explain if ASMR helps you to fall asleep, include details like:

  • How did you discover that ASMR helps you to fall asleep?
  • Are there specific ASMR triggers or ASMR artists that help you to fall asleep the most?
  • Do you watch videos, listen to audio only, or experience another type of trigger to help you fall asleep?
  • How does ASMR compare with other methods or treatments you have used to help you to fall asleep or stay asleep?
  • Have you been diagnosed by a clinician with insomnia or other sleep related disorder?
  • Have you discussed the effect of ASMR on your sleep with your clinician?

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8 thoughts on “[Voices of ASMR] Does ASMR help with falling asleep or insomnia?

  1. I don’t sleep as well since the discovery of asmr. It does relax me and help me to fall asleep but then I wake up and I have hit “replay” repeatedly throughout the night. I read that overstimulating your brain can cause insomnia as your brain will continue to seek stimulation while you are sleeping. Not sure whether the asmr is causing me to wake up over and over throughout the night or if it’s something else.

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  2. Yes. I have pretty much gone to sleep listening to an ASMR video/podcast for the last 5 years. In that time, I have noticed a dramatic decrease in the time it takes to fall alseep as well as an increase in quality.

    Although, I don’t necessarily associate the tingling feeling with going to sleep. The associated relaxing sensation is what helps me fall asleep quickly. It also helps focus my mind on sleep rather than it racing through to-do lists, random thoughts etc.

    Side note: I find this easier to explain to non-asmr people because I think there are more mainstream examples of ‘triggers’ helping you fall asleep. For example, taking a nap on a rainy day (the gentle tapping of the rain outside) or falling asleep while watching golf on television (announcers generally talking in whispers and quiet tones).

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  3. Yes, it helps me to focus on something slow-paced and quiet. I find myself falling asleep during the videos and waking up with my earbuds in and my phone still in hand.

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  4. Yes it does. I realized it when I was having difficulty sleeping, and looked on Youtube for relaxation videos to induce sleep. These helped cause some of the tingling sensation. Then, on suggested videos, I saw ASMR relaxation videos. These were even better not only in inducing the ASMR tingles but also inducing sleep and relaxation. If I am specifically trying to sleep, not just relax, I listen to audio only because the light from the phone/computer screen can keep me awake. The triggers that help me sleep the most is low, calm speaking either soft-spoken or whispering. It is the best method I have found to fall asleep and stay asleep without having difficulty waking up in the morning or being groggy the next day. I have not been diagnosed with insomnia or sleep disorder, but I have anxiety that sometimes keeps me from sleeping. I have not discussed the effect of ASMR on my sleep because I feel like they would not know what ASMR is.

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  5. Yea ASMR truly does help with sleep. There’s been multiple times where I wasn’t even sleepy and I would watch some ASMR videos by Tony Bomboni and his triggers for me so relaxed that I always fell into a deep sleep. It puts my body and mind at peace. THANKS TONI!!!!

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  6. How did you discover that ASMR helps you to fall asleep? The second I heard of ASMRno realized it was what I had been experiencing my entire life and I immediately looked up YouTube videos. It was then I realized it would help me fall asleep.

    Are there specific ASMR triggers or ASMR artists that help you to fall asleep the most? Tony Bomboni and Olivia’s Kissper.

    Do you watch videos, listen to audio only, or experience another type of trigger to help you fall asleep? I listen to audio only.

    How does ASMR compare with other methods or treatments you have used to help you to fall asleep or stay asleep? It is FAR better.

    Have you been diagnosed by a clinician with insomnia or other sleep related disorder? No.

    Have you discussed the effect of ASMR on your sleep with your clinician? No.

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  7. Yes, ASMR, does help with falling asleep. My experience has been the videos/artists that I follow on YouTube. As a matter of fact, I also use ASMR for relaxation. When I’m at work I’ll listen to ASMR while going about my daily tasks as “background white noise”. I find that it helps to keep me focused and curbs the daily stresses that come my way. I have not been diagnoses with insomnia.

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