Monday, December 6, 2010

ASMR is More Intense When You’re Stressed

Stress BallI’ve read on some ASMR network sites that ASMR can be used to combat stress – and I highly believe in this strategy, seeing as I use it myself quite effectively, and often at that.

I’ve noticed that my “brain tickle” is more intense when I’m stressed. Perhaps if ASMR has to do with serotonin, which is quite often brought up in discussion here and there, if means that I’m actually experiencing a higher release of the chemical in the brain, and therefore experiencing this physically – mainly on the scalp. Like it’s been said before: we tinglers out there “feel” the rush.

Whether this is biologically correct or even possible, I’m still not sure. That’s what the ongoing research is in aid of!

I really do feel relaxed too, and sometimes battle to keep my eyes open, when I experience ASMR when stressed. Now I compare this to when I’m all ready in a relaxed state, or when I’m trying to concentrate on something else – having forgotten about what it was was that was stressing me out. I don’t feel it as much. I get a light tingling sensation, but not that intense.

I can practically use this method to ascertain whether I’m too stressed or not – using it as a gauge of sorts - which is interesting.

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