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Trouble sleeping at night?
Have you ever heard of ASMR?
That stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. Also charmingly known as a “brain tingle”.
According to Wikipedia, it feels like a “tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine” caused by certain sounds.
There typically needs to be a trigger or stimuli in order for the tingling to start. These triggers can come from whispers or softly talking to mundane sounds like tapping or turning a page.
Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of scientific evidence surrounding this topic, as it’s hard to measure and not everyone experiences the sensation. Some of the authorities have equated it to the pleasure derived from getting your ears cleaned or primates grooming each other.
Sounds kind of kooky and a bit far-fetched, doesn’t it? I know, I was sceptical at first too. I was introduced to ASMR by a friend years ago – he watches ASMR videos almost every night to help put him to sleep, and since I knew that it worked so well for him, I jumped on the bandwagon too!
I was super delighted to feel the “tingles” on my scalp and have it travel down my neck and back, slowly calming my mind down with the rhythmic vibrations. It actually does work, though you may need to watch and not just listen to the sounds.
Next time when you find yourself reaching for the bottle melatonin pills, try watching this ASMR interview with Gal Gadot first instead! Not only is she talented, beautiful and has a great voice, but she also plays…SUPERWOMAN!!!
Even if you’re not having issues falling asleep, it would be worth watching this interview anyway. Enjoy!
Let me know if you feel the tingles 🙂