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Every human has their go-to scents and sounds that bring a certain peace, tranquility, and even nostalgia to help trigger their human sensors. From singing bowls, and distant bells, to water waves and white noises, ASMR has been a exponentially trending topic in which many people are trying to find the appropriate ASMR sounds for them.

What is ASMR?

ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is a captivating phenomenon that has taken the internet by storm in recent years. This pleasurable tingling sensation, often described as a “brain massage,” is triggered by specific auditory or visual stimuli, such as whispering, gentle sounds, or the sight of someone performing mundane, repetitive tasks. The brain message ignites a tingling sensation that usually begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck to the upper spine.

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According to Britannica, ASMR is a form of paresthesia, a group of sensations experienced in the skin. Examples of paresthesia include burning, prickling, itching, and numbness, as well as the pins-and-needles sensation felt when a limb “falls asleep” from pressure compressing a nerve, such as occurs when leaning on the hands or laying on an arm.

For those who experience it, ASMR can induce a deeply relaxing, trance-like state, providing a relative relief from the stresses of daily life. Proponents of ASMR claim it can alleviate symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, and even depression, making it a popular self-care tool for many. The online ASMR community has flourished, with countless YouTube creators dedicated to producing high-quality, immersive ASMR content, from role-play scenarios to pure, unadulterated sounds designed to elicit that coveted tingling sensation.

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As the ASMR trend continues to grow and become a fascinating sector into the complex world of human sensory experiences, our team at Praise Philly put together a list of the Top 20 ASMR sounds to help with sleep, stress, and anxiety.

Check out the Top 20 ASMR Sounds to Help with Sleep below!

1. Singing Bowls

2. Scratching

3. Joint Release/ Cracking

4. White Noise

5. Spraying Water on Mic

6. Scalp Check

7. Blue Noise

8. Ear Cleaning

9. Brown Noise

10. Drinking Soda

11. Ear Licking

12. Eating

13. Drinking Water

14. Mouth Sounds

15. Aggressive Taps and Clicking

16. Pumping Gas

17. Green Noise

18. Inaudible Language

19. Haircuts

20. Pink Noise