Have you ever gotten to a point to where you just can’t settle down enough to relax? Do you have trouble falling asleep? Are you anxious? Your mind is racing, perhaps?
WARNING: If you have misophonia, then stop right now. What I’m about to recommend is NOT for anyone with misophonia.
For the those who don’t have sensitive ears, this may interest you.
Not long ago, I discovered something called ASMR. It was by accident, when I was watching a YouTubers react video. Phil Lester mentioned something about ASMR. I had never heard of it. Naturally, I Googled it, and found MANY videos.
Have you ever heard a sound close to your ears, and it made you shiver? This is basically what ASMR is. Except better. Especially when you use earphones or ear buds.
The first ASMR video I encountered was this.
Masking tape was the first trigger for me. If you don’t know what a trigger is, it’s basically whatever triggers your response – your shiver, or, as these ASMR community calls it, your tingle. And believe me, once you experience that tingle, you will want more.
Since ASMR Darling has a more gentle approach, I began to search for something stronger – the male voice. Even though these YouTubers whisper, there’s something about a male voice that triggers a bigger response. Female voices only give me a mild tingle – usually in the back of my head.
This guy gave me a little bit more.
Pardon my example. It’s his latest upload. This one is one of his better ones, because he gets closer to the microphone.
Then there’s this.
First of all, what a cutie! But WOW, does he give me tingles! All the way down to my tailbone. His whispering voice is deep, and he really knows how to work Frank, his 3D microphone.
But it’s not only tingles you can experience with ASMR! If you’re one of those who gets into the zone with music, then this will almost definitely put you in a trance-like state – if it doesn’t outright put you to sleep.