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

  1. Back in 2016 summer, I was one of those people who couldn’t sleep. I even started to have constantly and repetitive nightmares every night (or mornings!). For some of you, this could sound familiar, considering that we live in a complex and, sometimes, overwhelming world. Actually, I think it’s completely normal to experiment stress situation one in a while that can give you sleeping problems. But my night terrors in that particular time were specifically produced by a politic, economic and social conflict in my country; one that took hundreds of lives.

    A year before that, the ASMR term came to my life when I watched a PlayGround video. By chance, one of them was about this revolutionary community of YouTubers. And even when I didn’t search that kind of videos right away, a year after, the same letters, “A-S-M-R”, came to my head. Desperate for relaxation and peace, so I could sleep at least for one night, I searched on YouTube the same strange word, just like that.

    What did I found? Thousands of channels, videos, playlists… I couldn’t believe the quantity of content there existed of something I heard about just once. For the same reason, even when the PlayGround video was very pedagogic about it, it took me a few days and a lot of YouTube users comments to understand what ASMR was about. Still, I was impressed by the immediate effect of ASMR on me. That night I started to sleep like a baby again. And today, every time I just want to relax or entertain, I just search for ASMR videos.

    And… Guess what? I have an ASMR YouTube channel too! Yo can support it through these links:

    Xana ASMR (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrZs5NzGPXTpGkF1UIxBHrw?view_as=subscriber
    Xana ASMR (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/xana.asmr/

    Thank you so much for reading and supporting!

    Xoxo,
    Xana ASMR, YouTube ASMR Artist

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  2. How did you discover that ASMR helps you to fall asleep?
    I randomly stumbled upon my first ASMR video and while watching it, I ended up falling asleep.

    Are there specific ASMR triggers or ASMR artists that help you to fall asleep the most?
    YES.

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

    How does ASMR compare with other methods or treatments you have used to help you to fall asleep or stay asleep?
    It makes me more tired much faster.

    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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