What is ASMR?

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

Martha Lueck
2 min readNov 25, 2022


A person creating ASMR audio — Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash

Coffee brewing and water boiling,
cats purring and dogs barking,
writers typing and artists painting,
couples moaning and sleepers snoring,
waves crashing and rain dripping,
children and best friends laughing.

These are a few ASMR sounds —
Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.
It’s a technique to stimulate desired moods and sensations
like euphoria, relaxation, companionship, and attraction.
ASMR can promote sleep, increase arousal, and improve confidence.
It can also help one feel loved, understood, and validated.

I use ASMR for sleep, companionship, and relaxation.
Sometimes I also use it to relieve neck and back pain.
I only use it at night after difficult days.
Gentle whispers, massages, and affirmations are my favorite.
Even though the ASMR artists and I don’t know each other,
the sounds emit calming vibrations to take away stress and pain.

Thank you for reading this poem. To learn more about ASMR and other therapeutic techniques, check out the content below.

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Martha Lueck

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