There are many trends that are making headway. One has been the rise of ASMR. If you aren’t familiar then it’s worth giving it a shot during one of your next sleepless nights.

ASMR stands for Autonomous, Sensory, Meridian, and Response. Very alluring- we know.

Dating all the way back to 2007 when it first made its way to the scene on a health forums thread- stimulating sounds to help you feel good and ultimately relax.

Its impact has led to where we are today – the crunch from consuming fried chicken, carving wood, chewing on pickles or whispering children’s stories.

It went through a plethora of names before coining the term ASMR. Some of those names included Attention Induced Euphoria & Attention Induced Observant Euphoria. Whereas others were referring to it as brain massages and or brain tingles. It does exactly just that- vibrations from your ears to your mind and flowing all the way through down your spine.

Next time you’re in need of a good nights sleep- Check out an ASMR video.

Here are the top 5 types of ASMR videos we like to fall asleep to.

ASMR Soap Carving

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One of the most satisfying sounds is carving soap. Believe it or not some videos have anywhere from 1 -12K views. It isn’t just the sound that makes it great but the image of small diced up cubes of soap falling is visually appealing.

Softly Spoken Stories

Remember being told a bedtime story when you were young? Well, you can still enjoy the soft whispers of one to help you go to bed. Everything and anything from The Little Mermaid to stories of traveling through the tundra. Need to drown your thoughts – try out a softly spoken adult bedtime story.

Guided Meditations

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Much like the softly spoken stories- its goal is to guide you to a more relaxed, calm frame of mind. Feeling stressed and haven’t had time to decompress through a workout- check out a guided meditation to put you back at ease.

Role Playing

Looking for more of an engaging experience, to help trigger you into REM sleep? Similar to being drawn into a show, that will either have you binging or waiting for the next episode – Role Playing ASMR takes you into different scenarios, made for your ears only. Everything from camping, a zombie apocalypse to walking around Central Park with a friend. These scenarios are relatable and soothing. You’ll be asleep in no time.

Our last pick is…

Eating

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A strange concept at first but there is comfort in a crunch of a carrot, the soothing slurp of soup and a solid bite into a pickle. Listening to others eat wouldn’t be your first go to when you’re trying to sleep, but a bite in the right pitch can have you hitting the sack.

If your curious or really looking for another way to decompress, ASMR videos are here to provide soothing sounds while you get ready for slumber.

Let us know in the comments your favorites.