If you lay awake tossing and turning at night or can’t keep your mind from wandering to all the things you need to accomplish the following day give ASMR a try. Here’s how it can help quiet your mind.
How Does It Work?
Form many, autonomous sensory meridian response creates a tingling sensation in the head and possibly throughout the body. YouTube and Twitch are the top places to go to experience ASMR, which means you can relax in bed before you go to sleep. In fact, you might fall asleep during the video or live session—which is the ultimate goal!
Tapping sounds are an excellent rhythmic distraction that allows you to focus on the changing sound patterns instead of your million miles per hour mind. With just 10 or 20 minutes you can successfully turn your mind off.
If tapping doesn’t work for you an immersive experience from the comfort of your own home might be the way to go. This would be in the form of a visual, auditory, or combined visual and auditory roleplay. For example, a role play of a spa facial or relaxation clinic. And yes, you can find live ASMR events too, but those may not help at bedtime.
It might sound a bit weird but once you try it you will understand. Be sure to try at least a few different artists and videos to see what works best for you.