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Controversial ASMR: What do you think?

Posted at 7:12 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 08:12:25-04

In a study conducted by the Yoga Alliance they found that 12% of American adults meditate. Some people use oils and herbal remedies or find a meditation leader on YouTube. But there’s a new form of relaxation becoming increasingly popular. It’s called ASMR.

ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. It is a form of meditation that does more than just relax and focus.

It consists of people doing things as simple as whispering or folding clothes which sends a tingling sensation that starts at the scalp and moves through the spine.

A study by the University of Sheffield found that ASMR lowers your heart rate. The average person decreased around three beats per minute while watching videos.

According to the Sleep Help Institute, ASMR has also been linked to helping people with insomnia, anxiety, and overcoming stress.

According to Science Daily, there are over 13 million ASMR videos on YouTube. On Spotify, there were 2.1 million streams a day for the past three months.

If you want to find out more information about ASMR and how it came about you can go to this website.