ASMR art

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With midterms fast approaching, it’s safe to assume that many students feel overwhelmed and stressed. There are many ways to relieve the immense pressure students feel during this academic time of the year, and one of them is listening to ASMR. 

ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. Essentially, it is a reaction people have from specific triggers. ASMR videos usually involve artists or “ASMRtists,” whispering, tapping, scratching or making slow movements in front of the microphone. These actions cause the audience to experience brain “tingles" when watching the visuals and hearing these types of sounds. 

To many listeners, the tingles often lead to a calming and relaxing sensation, and that is exactly what students need during midterm season. So, to help Titans feel a sense of serenity and tranquility, here is a compilation of the best ASMRtists on YouTube that can help students start their aural journey into relaxation. 

Latte ASMR

Subscribers: 1.67M+ 

Latest video: https://youtu.be/2Xxs_aNyK20 

Latte’s world is an amazing space where aural triggers, salon makeovers, nurse visits and tattoo artistry are all part of the package. Each of her videos are delivered with thoughtful, soft-spoken friendliness and the utmost sense of calm.

Check out her channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/LatteASMR 

Goodnight Moon

Subscribers: 856K+

Latest video: https://youtu.be/I3cgA6f-nfg 

Fall under the spell of Goodnight Moon and her Babblebrook Series, during which she takes on the role of witches, mermaids and other fantastic figures. Her channel features everything from traditional ASMR videos to personal vlogs and unboxing videos. 

Check out her channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClMJgjg2z_IrRm6J9KrhcuQ 

ASMR Darling

Subscribers: 2.53M+

Latest video: https://youtu.be/Arr7OqWAgbw

A darling indeed, this wildly successful ASMRtist uses anywhere from 20 to 100 triggers within a given time. She calmly and effectively lulls you into various states of euphoria. Her videos have an insane amount of views and viewers just have to explore her page to find out why.

Check out her channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/ASMRDarling1 

ASMR Zeitgeist

Subscribers: 2.23M+

Latest video: https://youtu.be/LHX0asttNiA

Always willing to adopt new and experimental methods, ASMR Zeitgeist is like a sensory artist and scientist rolled into one. He released “ASMR for People Who Don’t Get Tingles” in 2017 in hopes of converting ASMR non-believers. It has since generated over 13 million views and tons of positive feedback, swaying a number of skeptics. Grappling with sleep issues like insomnia? Give his YouTube channel a shot.

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/asmrzeitgeist 

Gibi ASMR

Subscribers: 3.74M+

Latest video: https://youtu.be/gawgeV4gNNU

Gibi ASMR easily delivers some of the best ASMR videos on the Internet. She also engages in role-playing and creates cosplay videos with original characters. It’s no surprise that she’s garnered millions of subscribers, making her one of the foremost ASMRtists on the platform.

Check out her channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GibiASMR 

RaffyTaphyASMR

Subscribers: 841K+

Latest video: https://youtu.be/syVvc9O16RI 

With a name like RaffyTaphyASMR, you can expect playfulness from this popular YouTuber. His super-fast tapping skills and assortment of relaxing sounds are legendary. 

Check out his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/RaffyTaphyASMR 

ASMR PPOMO

Subscribers: 2.52M+

Latest video: https://youtu.be/DTetq1RF4SA 

Hailing from South Korea, this top ASMRtist employs multiple languages and never shows her entire face within a single frame. She kicked off her YouTube channel as a talented gamer who provided walkthroughs for games like Bioshock, To the Moon and more under the name Pomodori. Now, she does both gaming and ASMR on separate channels and platforms, thereby catering to a wide spectrum of fans.

Check out her channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/%EB%BD%80%EB%AA%A8 

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