Devaan’s ASMR awakening came one day at work when a co-worker whispered into his ear. He googled “Why does my brain tingle when I hear whispering?” He stumbled into the online community of “ASMR artists” (aka. “ASMRtists”) who stimulate huge audiences with their preferred triggers.
He used these videos daily to combat his mild insomnia. Soon he became reliant on them for sleep, consuming ASMR videos endlessly. He became desensitized, even to his favorite videos, and thinks that he was (and maybe still is) addicted to them.
Today, Devaan still uses ASMR videos to fall asleep, though he says he’s now more careful with his consumption.
Molly Segal produced this episode.
Music: The Black Spot | | | AHEE
Additional Sounds: Arnaud Coutancier | | | Richard Frohlich
Screaming: Benjamin Harper | | | John Hill
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