Can ASMR Videos Melt Your Stress Away?

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Kneading of slime, nails softly scratching, soap carving. Online videos with sights and sounds like these give some viewers tingling sensations called ASMR. That stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. Some people say this fizzy feeling bubbles down their scalp, neck, back, or limbs.

Many fans of ASMR videos find them relaxing. Some say the audio and visuals make them feel euphoric. But plenty of people have no reaction at all. They feel the same as they did before they pushed play. It's too soon to say ASMR videos can help with stress or anxiety in the long run. More research needs to be done. But if they relax you or give you tingles of joy, then it probably won't hurt for you to kick back and enjoy.