Above is a list of the Gamactica members who stream ASMR (Autonomous sensory meridian response). ASMR streams can be found above. ASMR is one of the fastest growing niches, in terms of popularity, in the streaming industry. Check out some of our featured ASMR streams below, via our directory.
ASMR stands for Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) which is defined as an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that most often begins on the scalp and travels down the back of the neck and through the upper spine. Many people claim this has a soothing and relaxing impact, and ASMR has been noted to help with sleep, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, insomnia, and more, while also serving as a therapeutic tool and a meditation assistant.
For the best experience with an ASMR stream, it is suggested that you wear high-powered headphones and sit, or lay down in a relaxed and quiet environment that allows you to completely focus on the sounds.
ASMR streams most often feature whispering and non-vocal ambient noises such as fingers scratching or tapping a surface or objects rubbing against the microphone, the crinkling and handling of certain objects, use of water and other substances to create a sound, and other things.
The growth in popularity has spiked on broadcast platforms, and has skyrocketed in Google search trends (photo from Medium):
ASMR streams have gained national attention, with major news outlets such as CNBC, Google, Digital Trends, VOX, Forbes, and Business Insider all reporting on not only the growing popularity, but even the health benefits of ASMR.