16 Top ASMR sounds by country

January 25, 2021 3 mins read
16 Top ASMR sounds by country

What’s giving you the feel-good bedtime tingles? If you haven’t discovered ASMR yet and struggle to fall asleep at times (or all the time), there’s a chance that your life might change forever after reading this article.

ASMR has grown in popularity over the last few years and for a good reason. It helps many people reduce stress and unwind before bed, making it easier to fall and stay asleep. If you have a hard time drifting off into dreamland at night, perhaps it’s time to give ASMR a try.

What is ASMR?

ASMR is an acronym for autonomous sensory meridian response or auto sensory meridian response. It’s a tingling sensation that starts on your scalp and then travels down your neck and spine. It’s a type of paresthesia, which is a strange sensation of the skin that is not caused by something physical.

Common ASMR sounds include eating, whispering, tapping, cooking, scratching, crunching objects or playing music. You can just listen to ASMR or watch ASMR videos at night to help you relax and unwind.

Why does ASMR make me feel good?

The tingling sensation that is triggered by ASMR has a relaxing effect on body and mind. Not everyone experiences this tingling feeling when listening to ASMR, but if you do, it can help you relax and fall asleep easier at night.

Listening to ASMR can cause your oxytocin levels to increase, which will make you feel more calm and comfortable. It could potentially also increase your dopamine levels, further adding to the feel-good effect.

Top ASMR sounds around the world

What are the top ASMR triggers? As of 19 January 2021, these are the top searched-for ASMR sounds globally:

  1. ASMR eating
  2. Sexual ASMR
  3. Slime ASMR
  4. ASMR massage
  5. Gentle whispering ASMR
  6. ASMR whisper
  7. ASMR tapping
  8. Asmr kissing
  9. Asmr ear eating
  10. Mukbang ASMR
  11. ASMR orgasm
  12. Cardi B ASMR
  13. ASMR cooking
  14. ASMR music
  15. Crunchy ASMR
  16. ASMR scalp massage

Top ASMR searches by country

Who’s feeling the tingles and what’s causing the feels? For a little fun, we chose 5 countries in which ASMR is quite popular and identified their favourite ASMR sounds.

United States United Kingdom Australia Canada Philippines
ASMR eating 22,200 2,900 1,900 1,600 1,600
Sexual ASMR 18,100 2,900 1,300 1,900 1,000
Slime ASMR 9,900 1,900 1,600 1,000 390
ASMR massage 8,100 1,900 720 1,000 110
Gentle whispering ASMR 6,600 1,600 590 880 10
ASMR whisper 3,600 880 260 390 20
ASMR tapping 2,900 480 260 320 10
ASMR kissing 1,900 590 210 320 110
ASMR ear eating 1,900 320 210 320 30
Mukbang ASMR 1,300 210 110 170 720
ASMR orgasm 1,000 320 110 210 50
Cardi B ASMR 1,000 210 110 110 10
ASMR cooking 1,000 140 110 140 30
ASMR music 880 260 110 110 20
Crunchy ASMR 880 110 90 70 50
ASMR scalp massage 720 110 50 90 10

If you try ASMR and find that it is effective for you, experiment with different sounds and creators. There are many ASMR sounds and videos online and even a few podcasts you can try, such as ‘Sleep and Relax ASMR’ and ‘ASMR Rain Recordings.’

Who knew that listening to people whisper and make scratching sounds would be such a big game-changer for many when it comes to improving their sleep?

*To source the data for this comparison, we used the Google Trends tool to identify countries in which ASMR showed an upward trend since it started to gain popularity in 2011. We then used the Google Keyword Planner tool to identify the top search terms related to ASMR worldwide and then used Ubersuggest to give us the search volumes per month for each ASMR sound.