Introducing ASMR sounds to Pillow, our sleep tracking app, was no easy task. We wanted to make sure we offered a variety of compositions that catered to different personal preferences. After much research and testing, we're excited to announce that ASMR sounds are now part of our Sleep Aid library. So, if you're struggling to fall asleep, this might be the solution you've been looking for.
ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is a tingling sensation that starts at the scalp and moves down the spine. It's triggered by specific auditory or visual stimuli, like gentle, soothing sounds, which can help relax the mind and induce a sense of calm. Research has found that ASMR can reduce stress, anxiety, and insomnia, leading to improved sleep quality. One study published in the journal PLOS ONE showed that participants who experienced ASMR reported increased feelings of relaxation, decreased heart rate, and better sleep quality. Another study in the journal PeerJ found that ASMR could have potential therapeutic applications in reducing stress and anxiety.
We've carefully curated a collection of ASMR themes for you to explore, such as Scissors, Keyboards, Water Splashes, Plastic Wrap, and Paper. Whether you find the rhythmic snipping of scissors or the gentle rustling of paper relaxing, there's something for everyone.
Pillow's ASMR sounds section is now live, and we can't wait for you to try it out. We're confident that these soothing sounds can help improve your sleep experience. Download the app, dive into the new ASMR section, and let us know what you think. We'll continue to work hard to enhance your sleep tracking experience and bring you the tools you need for better rest.