Dumb Parent Trying To Keep Up.. What On Earth Is ASMR, And WHY Is It So Popular?


Again, last night, tucking in and trying to take tech away, our youngest asked to keep her phone because she liked to listen to ASMR while she feel asleep. She said it relaxed her and sent her into dreamland quicker than just laying there. I, too, used to listen to my walkman to fall asleep a thousand years ago. But what was this ASMR?  Zen music? White noises? Lullabies? ASMR stands for Autonomous sensory meridian response. It is characterized as a sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. To many it is a pleasurable feeling that many would call relaxing. …, like a crackling fire, rustling paper, or running water. If you’ve ever felt a weird tingling sensation in your scalp, neck, or spine for seemingly no reason, you may have had “ASMR tingles. After doing my mom research I decided this was an okay app. Heck, I even got into it myself.