"POLISHED AF" EDITION
What is ASMR?
"Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a term used for an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. It has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia." - Wikipedia
Basically, it's relaxing videos on the internet that help me go to sleep, reduce stress when I'm feeling anxious, and make me feel better if I'm feeling shitty. I don't usually watch the videos themselves, but rather put in headphones, play a video, and minutes later I'm asleep. "When you're sleeping there's no lonely times, only dreams..." - Dr.Steve Brule I sometimes listen to them in the background while doing homework during the day, but recommend against that as the temptation to nap is far too great. It's super relaxing and can help with insomnia, anxiety, stress, etc... and no, it's not sexual or weird to listen to. Psychologically speaking, I think it's just a type of a platonic intimacy that is missing in many people's lives. The most famous example of ASMR is Bob Ross and his softly spoken TV painting program, but I found out about ASMR through the comments section of a Jacques Pépin cooking YouTube video.
I made this list of my personal recommendations about 45 different videos (all of which I have listened to, fell asleep to, and carefully selected). However, I do recommend checking out the other videos on these creator's channels as there's a lot more great videos out there. This list isn't completely comprehensive, there's tons of different triggers out there - these are just some of my favorites.
Put on some good headphones
Find a comfortable spot to rest
Play a link from the list below at random
Relax, rest, and enjoy!
Game ASMR Recommendations
Sleep. Sleep is good.