Find relaxation in 2021 with these soothing ASMR YouTubers
It’s unsurprising that since 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year, and 2021 being off to an equally rough start, that people are turning to ASMR more than ever. The term, which was first coined in 2010, stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is all about the tingly feeling you get when you hear certain sounds. For many people, it’s a pleasant sort of tingle and can help even the more hardcore insomniac find sleep.
There’s a thriving (and growing) ASMR community on YouTube that has experienced a boom in recent years, even without the pandemic, as more and more people discover the wonders of ASMR. With 2021 off to a hella rough start, people need to relax now more than ever. But for the novice, the ASMR Youtuber community is a vast and scary place to find what you’re looking for.
Here are some ASMR YouTubers that are here to save the day with soothing voices, tapping, and other noises that give people that sweet, sweet tingle that they’re searching for.
Gentle Whispering ASMR
One of the most popular ASMRtists (ASMR YouTubers) out there, Maria Viktorovna has the golden voice so to speak. With nearly two million subscribers to her channel, her gentle soft-spoken voice (over the airy whispers) has a quality that promises to lull you into the best and deepest sleep. If you like a bit of role-play in your ASMR listening experience, then definitely check her out.
Some of her most popular videos are all about making you feel pampered and relaxed. We recommend ‘Face Reflexology Session’ for when you want the spa experience, but COVID concerns are keeping you inside. It’s truly one of the best things out there.
One of the longest-running ASMRtists out there, she practically pioneered ASMR YouTubers, ASMR Darling brings you anywhere from 20 to 100 tingling trigger sounds in any given video. And she has the subscriber count to flex out with 2.5 million subscribers and growing with each video. Not only is her voice absolutely relaxing, she has a wide range for her videos.
Some of ASMR Darling’s go-to tingle triggers are affirmations, compliments, scratching, tapping, ear-to-ear whispers, personal attention, hair brushing, camera touching, and microphone brushing. And you will feel utterly blissful the entire time. Pick a video and drift off to dreamland. One video we recommend is an oldie but a goodie: ASMR 20 Triggers to Help You Sleep, which was 36 million views.
If you want a truly immersive ASMR experience, then ASMRtist Latte ASMR is here to totally sink you into the world. Known for her full-scale productions, this YouTuber will make you feel fully submerged into a surreal and dreamlike sort of place with her. She has top-notch audio quality, great editing, and, more amazingly, sets that truly invoke her role play.
Extremely attentive, kind, and innovative with her role-play scenarios, Latte ASMR has some truly unique ones. Our favorite is when she is an eyebrow microblading aesthetician and giving you an appointment. These videos will have you to sleep so quickly that you won’t reach the end of the video.
Don’t want a role-play scenario? Just want to feel like your brain is getting scratched? Good news! ASMR Glow is here to give you all those brain scritch-scratches that you could ever want. She regularly produces what’s basically a brain massage in each video. (She even has a video called ‘brain massage’ that we highly recommend for when you want to doze off.)
Her videos are amazing for when you want the sound over the roleplay. And oh it so, so good.