10 YouTube Accounts That Post Relaxing ASMR Videos

Videos that will give that oh-so-good tingly sensation!

Social media is turning into a source for stress relief for some. One of the fastest growing trends on social video platforms like YouTube is ASMR videos, so it's no surprise that there are hundreds of content creators focusing specifically on this niche. Below is a round-up of the top ASMR channels on Youtube.

What Is ASMR?

ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, a sensory experience typically triggered by certain sounds, sights, and even feelings of human connection. It's a bit difficult to explain to anyone who's never experienced it before, but most people who are ASMR sensitive describe feeling a euphoric tingling sensation that starts at their scalp and flows down their spine or throughout other parts of their bodies in a way that feels very relaxing and satisfying.

What Are ASMR Videos?

ASMR videos feature super simple, mundane things like voices whispering softly or fingers tapping on a hard surface. In comparison to flashy music videos, movie trailers, viral comedy videos, and other types of super stimulating content that makes up much of YouTube, these types of videos offer something much simpler.

Videos designed to trigger ASMR continue to grow in view counts by the millions, but according to New Scientist, YouTube enthusiasts are indulging so much in the videos to help them relax that they're actually desensitizing themselves to their ASMR triggers. Since ASMR is still largely a scientific mystery, nobody knows why or how this is happening.

If you want to find out if you're ASMR sensitive, or if you already know you are and just want to find some different videos to watch, check out the list below. Just make sure not to overdo it to avoid desensitizing yourself.

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GentleWhispering

GentleWhispering
Screenshot of GentleWhispering via YouTube

What We Like

  • Top-notch audio and video quality.

  • Informative cooking videos.

What We Don't Like

  • Sometimes the whispering is a little too quiet.

  • Medically themed roleplay videos are a little creepy.

GentleWhispering is the most popular ASMR YouTube account with over 1.5 million subscribers. Run by a Russian woman named Maria, her videos feature a lot of soft speaking, whispering, and other soothing sounds designed to help viewers relax and even lull them to sleep. She has videos both where she speaks in English and in Russian.

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Asmrsurge

Asmrsurge
Screenshot of Asmrsurge via YouTube.com

What We Like

  • Inventive ASMR techniques.

  • Educational tutorials.

What We Don't Like

  • Most video are made for watching rather than listening.

  • No narration.

A lot of ASMR YouTube accounts feature the individual using his or her face and voice as the focus of the experience, but Asmrsurge is different. This account's videos put the focus on a pair of hands doing interesting activities. One of Asmrsurge's most viewed videos is a 45-minute soap carving video, where viewers can watch and listen to all sorts of interesting sounds being created by the grinding and shaping soap.

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Cosmic Tingles ASMR

Cosmic Tingles ASMR
Screenshot of Cosmic Tingles ASMR via YouTube

What We Like

  • Superhero and video game themed role play videos.

  • Interactive live streams.

What We Don't Like

  • Uninspired gaming videos.

  • Irregular upload schedule.

Kayla Suzette has an incredibly wide range of ASMR videos on her Cosmic Tingles ASMR channel. If you particularly love listening to stories, you might really like some of the role-playing videos where she creates relaxing environments and records soothing sounds as she pretends to go on treasure hunts, give virtual head massages, and more. 

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FredsVoice ASMR

FredsVoice ASMR
Screenshot of FredsVoice ASMR via YouTube

What We Like

  • High production quality with elaborate props and cosplay.

  • A wide variety of ASMR content.

What We Don't Like

  • Poorly organized playlists.

  • Too much talking in many videos.

Another creative ASMR YouTube fellow is a British guy named Fred who's also pretty big on role-playing. You can find him whispering his way through different scenarios and creating other types of soothing sounds along the way. Believe it or not, he even has an entire video dedicated to "ASMR Immunity" for those who've seemed to desensitize themselves from watching too many ASMR videos.

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ASMR Darling

ASMR Darling
Screenshot of ASMR Darling via YouTube

What We Like

  • Informational videos about ASMR.

  • Frequent live streams and Q&As.

What We Don't Like

  • Roleplay videos are entertaining, but not really relaxing.

  • The content of some videos seems a little random.

​Taylor, the young lady who runs ASMR Darling, doesn't have as many videos as some of the others on this list, but the ones she does have are recorded with a professional microphone and are just as high-quality and soothing as anything else. Her videos feature gentle dog petting, long hair brushing, coloring with colored pencils, and more.

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RaffyTaphyASMR

RaffyTaphyASMR
Screenshot of RaffyTaphyASMR via YouTube.com

What We Like

  • Very long videos.

  • Whispering videos in Spanish.

What We Don't Like

  • Irregular upload schedule.

  • Too much non-ASMR content.

If you get spine tingles from tapping, liquid shaking, and maybe even beard-scratching, you'll want to check out RaffyTaphyASMR on YouTube. He has both short and long videos designed to relax and help viewers fall asleep. 

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JellybeanASMR

JellybeanASMR
Screenshot of JellybeanASMR via YouTube

What We Like

  • Fun spooky bedtime stories.

  • Well organized playlists.

What We Don't Like

  • Some talking videos are too loud.

  • Low video quality.

Heather Beannose is the one behind another popular ASMR YouTube account called JellybeanASMR. Like a lot of the others on this list, she uses various mundane activities for her content to inspire her relaxing videos. Her 230,000+ subscribers listen and watch her do things like make roasted pumpkin seeds or eat crunchy snacks just for the tingly relaxation effect.

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ASMR Barber

ASMR Barber
Screenshot of ASMR Barber via YouTube.com

What We Like

  • Watch real professionals at work.

  • Informative content.

What We Don't Like

  • All videos are very similar.

  • Horrifying blackhead removal videos.

Do you get that tingly feeling just from watching other people get their hair cut or their head massaged? The guy who runs the ASMR Barber channel looks for barbers who use specific traditional styles and techniques to cut his hair (or shave his head, actually) and massage his head in different ways according to how it's done in their culture. Almost all of his videos are dedicated to just that: hair and head pampering.

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MassageASMR

MassageASMR
Screenshot of MassageASMR via YouTube.com

What We Like

  • Guided Qi Gong meditation.

  • Creative video game ASMR videos.

What We Don't Like

  • Lackluster roleplay videos.

  • Some non-ASMR content.

Another great YouTube channel to check out for those who get ASMR triggers from watching massages is MassageASMR, which features all kinds of different massage styles and techniques from singing bowl massages to relaxing back massages. If you are ASMR sensitive and don't want to pay to get a real massage yourself, perhaps watching one of these videos could be the next best thing.

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Olivia Kissper's ASMR

Olivia Kissper's ASMR
Screenshot of Olivia Kissper's ASMR via YouTube.com

What We Like

  • Affirmational guided meditations.

  • Interactive improvisational videos.

What We Don't Like

  • Inconsistent audio and video quality.

  • Too much talking in some videos.

Olivia Kissper's mission with her YouTube channel is to help her viewers melt their anxieties away so they can relax, unwind, and have the best sleep of their lives. She has lots of high-quality ASMR videos featuring a wide variety of activities from hair massages and makeup tutorials to guided meditations and role-playing scenarios.