About

Hello and welcome to the blog for ASMR Up Late YouTube channel.

Here I will be documenting my channel progress, posting videos and giving a little more background into each video; including production and equipment struggles.

The name

I’m a huge night owl and I’m always up late, I often use ASMR to help me sleep and I think many people do too. ASMR Up Late seemed to fit great.

What is this ASMR?

ASMR in an acronym for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. Errm… okay? What on earth does that mean? Here is the Wikipedia page for ASMR.

To explain this to someone who’s never heard of or experienced this, I would equate it to the opposite of the nails-on-chalkboard feeling. It’s a pleasurable feeling one experiences from sensory stimulation like sounds or certain visual imagery. Within the ASMR community the feelings are referred to as tingles.

Another ASMR channel?

It’s true that there is no shortage of ASMR channels on YouTube. I think that is awesome! Variety is important for staving off tingle immunity – when a person no longer experiences tingles.
I have found that when I watch a lot of content from the same ASMRtist (a person who creates ASMR) I lose the ability to experience tingles or the intensity lowers. But if I mix it up and explore what lots of other creative ASMRtist are doing it seems to help bring back my tingles. I don’t have any scientific evidence for this, it may just be psychological, but I figure it is similar to sensory adaptation – like when you place your hands on a table, you immediately feel the table surface, but over time you feel it less and less.

I have been helped a lot by ASMR with my anxiety, restlessness and feelings of over-activity and I want to give back to the community. I’m going to put my own spin on ASMR and hopefully create some unique tingles for everyone.

Why do people watch/listen to ASMR?

Some of the main reasons people enjoy ASMR are for helping to get to sleep, relaxation, and help with anxiety. I also think many people want to feel more connected to people in this paradoxically-disconnected-connected world. More on that another time. (hint)

 

I really hope you enjoy my content and thank you for stopping by 🙂

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