[Voices of ASMR] Does ASMR help with focusing or ADD?

Based on your ASMR experiences…

Explain if ASMR helps you to focus, include details like:

  • How did you discover ASMR helped you to focus?
  • What tasks or situations does ASMR help you to focus on?
  • Are there specific ASMR triggers or ASMR artists that help you to focus the most?
  • How does ASMR compare with other methods or treatments you have used to help you focus?
  • Have you been diagnosed by a clinician with ADD, ADHD or other related condition?
  • Have you discussed the effect of ASMR on your ability to focus with your clinician?

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19 thoughts on “[Voices of ASMR] Does ASMR help with focusing or ADD?

  1. My son is 9 and has ADHD – he found ASMR videos on his own, on youtube. He says it helps him go to sleep – I do notice it seems to calm his body down (fidgets less and is able to control his body more, allows him to be more still).


  2. I recently found asmr videos on yt, and my life has been blessed haha it makes me be more present, as this is an issue of mine, more calm, peaceful and I can concentrate more and I started to play it in the background while doing schoolwork as I havent been motivated lately and it really helps me idk why but i love it and I’d also love to know how it affects the ADHD brain


  3. For me, ASMR is not really conducive to focusing. Occasionally I’ll put an ASMR tapping video or something else that doesn’t involve a visual, on in the background, mostly when I’m at home and doing something like reading articles or writing. Very very rarely I do this at work if I have a real craving for listening to ASMR or want to relax a bit or give my ears something to listen to which isn’t music. But while putting on some ASMR noise is nice, it doesn’t help me concentrate. Mostly it just makes me want to watch the video, and winds up being more distracting.


  4. When I learned about my specific triggers that help with different aspects of ADHD. A soft voice peaking repetitive/incoherent words, affirmations, tongue clicking, crinkling, brushing, multilayered sounds, binairal beats, isochronic tines, nature sounds, and a constant stream of relaxing soundstriggers/ that don’t demand any active engagement helps me calm down from overstimulation and stress to where I can relax and focus.

    From there, personal attention asmr’s with a quirky theme or a roleplay help me hyperfocu s or refocus my attention so I can be productive. but only after I’m already calm. However it can add to my stress if I’m already stressed or overstimulated from too much going on.

    This is similar to when I’m overstimulated I often go outside or somewhere quiet to calm down, and when I want to focus I have to work my way into it, or work my way into another task if I’m huperfocused, and meditation or focusing on myself for a moment usually does the trick. So I’m not surprised.

    I am undiagnosed right now but my GP has often considered it, but decided against it because I’m allergic to the meds. But my GP knows I do exercise, meditations, and videos to control my ADHD.


  5. Yes, absolutely! I’ve listened to various ASMR videos at work and at home doing work for school, and it really helped me concentrate! I used to get distracted by the littlest things, but no longer! I’ve seen myself finishing work at a faster and more efficient pace, and I’ve noticed that I no longer have anywhere as much anxiety when I’m working! The white noise and the relaxing tones of the videos have helped me immensely!


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