[2021] 20 Most Popular ASMR Videos That Will Soothe You To Sleep Like A Baby

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These ASMR YouTube videos will give you a euphoric rush of tingles before lulling you to sleep.

Are you looking for awesome ASMR videos to help you fall asleep?

In this article, we give you a list of the most viewed ASMR videos on YouTube in 2021.

Got your headphones on?

Then let’s get started.

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, has exploded in popularity on YouTube over the last few years.

Many people have felt the euphoric tingles just by listening to certain sounds since they were children, but it was only in 2010 when cybersecurity expert Jennifer Allen gave the sensation a name.

The ASMR experience is different for everyone, but it typically starts as tingles on the scalp and back of the head. Then it moves down to the shoulders and lower back. Sometimes, the tingles also reach your arms and legs.

Over the last few years, several YouTube video creators, or ASMRtists, have cropped up offering a huge array of ASMR videos with a variety of triggers.

Whether you find yourself enjoying the whispers of a soft voice into your ears, being given close personal attention by a hairstylist or spa therapist, or listening to the crisp sounds of tapping, scratching, and crinkling all sorts of objects, you will find something to your liking.

Below is a list of the 20 most popular ASMR videos on YouTube in 2021.

1. 3 HOURS of GENTLE NIGHT RAIN, Rain Sounds to Sleep, Study, Relax, Reduce Stress, Help Insomnia

3 HOURS of GENTLE NIGHT RAIN, Rain Sounds to Sleep, Study, Relax, Reduce Stress, help insomnia (From: YouTube)
3 HOURS of GENTLE NIGHT RAIN, Rain Sounds to Sleep, Study, Relax, Reduce Stress, help insomnia (From: YouTube)

The Relaxed Guy’s ASMR videos are all about relaxing sounds of nature. Steven, The Relaxed Guy, is an experienced nature videographer and sound recordist. What’s really interesting about him is that he personally travels around with his equipment just to capture the ASMR sounds of nature.

The Relaxed Guy often has live videos of continuous ASMR sounds but perhaps his most popular creation is the video in this list today. With almost 111 Million views, this 3-hour gentle rain ASMR video is Steven’s most-watched video on his channel.

Steven also has several videos documenting the process of how he records the sounds of nature in different locations. If you want to take your ASMR knowledge up a notch, these behind the scene videos would also be perfect for you.

2. ASMR 50+ Triggers over 3 Hours (NO TALKING) Ear Cleaning, Massage, Tapping, Peeling, Umbrella & MORE

ASMR 50+ Triggers over 3 Hours (NO TALKING) Ear Cleaning, Massage, Tapping, Peeling, Umbrella & MORE (From: YouTube)
ASMR 50+ Triggers over 3 Hours (NO TALKING) Ear Cleaning, Massage, Tapping, Peeling, Umbrella & MORE (From: YouTube)

With almost 86 Million views, ASMRMagic’s 3-hour ASMR video takes the second spot for 2021. The video has more than 50 different ASMR triggers for different individual preferences. As a bonus, the video is segmented by parts on YouTube so you could freely skip and head on to the sound that you want to hear.

Rhianna, the woman behind ASMR Magic, is a British sound artist who has 1.44M subscribers. She rarely speaks during her videos but her signature colourful, glossy, and extravagant nails will really catch your attention. She specializes in placing multiple ASMR triggers on her videos so if you’re undecided on what to listen to, jump into her channel right away.

3. ASMR 20 Triggers To Help You Sleep ♥

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This 4-year old video by ASMR Darling happens to be her most viewed video as well at 36M views. As the title suggests, the video has 20 different triggers that should help you fall asleep whenever you want to. This includes household sounds like brushing, crinkling, and snipping.

ASMR Darling is one of the most popular ASMRtists of today. She has over 2.51 Million subscribers and she has been doing these videos for more than 5 years already. Taylor, the woman behind ASMR Darling, is not afraid of the camera. Most of her videos would feature her talking and doing her signature ear-to-ear ASMR whispering.

Ear-to-ear whispering is an ASMR style where the artist whispers from different directions. This triggers your headphones’ spatial audio to produce the effect of someone whispering into one of your ears.

4. ASMR 10 Triggers to Help You Sleep ♥

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With more than 33 Million views, this ASMR Darling takes the 4th spot for 2021. Published in 2016, this video is actually a year older than the other video by Taylor that we previously mentioned.

This one features 10 different ASMR triggers and the signature whispers of ASMR Darling. For easier access, she has placed time markers on the video’s description to show the different ASMR triggers.

This video is one of the first viral ASMR videos of all time. You could sense that Taylor was really experimenting and really playing around with different triggers. Some sounds to look forward to are the pouring of water and the tapping of plastic containers as well as mason jars.

5. ASMR 20+ TASCAM Triggers for Sleep & Tingles (NO TALKING) Deep Relaxing Ear to Ear Sounds ???? 3 Hours

ASMR 20+ TASCAM Triggers for Sleep & Tingles (NO TALKING) Deep Relaxing Ear to Ear Sounds ???? 3 Hours (From: YouTube)
ASMR 20+ TASCAM Triggers for Sleep & Tingles (NO TALKING) Deep Relaxing Ear to Ear Sounds ???? 3 Hours (From: YouTube)

With 27,830,348 views, ASMRMagic’s 3-hour ASMR video is also one of the most viewed videos for 2021. The video features 20+ triggers recorded using a TASCAM mic. According to Rhianna, her TASCAM-recorded sounds are a fan favourite.

TASCAM is a brand of sound recording devices that are often used by musicians and producers. This US-based brand has been in the business for 50 years already. Their DR-05 and DR-40 is a popular choice among ASMRtists.

6. ASMR 100 Triggers To Help You Sleep ♥ (4 HOURS)

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With 27, 830,348 views, another one of ASMR Darling’s videos enter this list of the most popular ASMR videos for sleeping. This contains a massive collection of 100 different triggers and the video runs for 4 hours. As you may have noticed already, ASMR Darling’s content does not seem to miss and she’s definitely one of the best in the business out there today.

This is actually ASMR Darling’s 100th video and for that, she recorded 100 triggers. This happens to be a celebration video also when she reached 1 Million subscribers back in 2017.

7. ASMR 10 Hours of Tapping, Crinkle & Trigger Sounds – No Talking Just Sounds

ASMR 10 Hours of Tapping, Crinkle & Trigger Sounds - No Talking Just Sounds (From: YouTube)
ASMR 10 Hours of Tapping, Crinkle & Trigger Sounds – No Talking Just Sounds (From: YouTube)

Uploaded 5 years ago, this ASMR video features 10 hours of 20 different ASMR triggers. Although this video has garnered more than 27 million views already, this isn’t MassageASMR’s speciality but it has gained a lot of attention since it is a long compilation of different ASMR triggers. It is a first for this particular channel.

As the name suggests, MassageASMR is an artist that specializes in massage-type ASMR or skin-to-skin contact sounds.

8. ✂️ Sleep-inducing Haircut ???? ASMR | Shampoo | Page Flipping | Scissors

✂️ Sleep-inducing Haircut ???? ASMR | Shampoo | Page Flipping | Scissors (From: YouTube)
✂️ Sleep-inducing Haircut ???? ASMR | Shampoo | Page Flipping | Scissors (From: YouTube)

Gentle Whispering ASMR specializes in soft sounds such as whispering and rubbing triggers. However, her most popular video contains other triggers, particularly haircut sounds like brushing, snipping, and rubbing. This video has accumulated 28 million views so far and is only an hour long.

If you’re interested in behind the scenes and some of the gentle whisperer’s clogs, you may access her second channel here.

9. ASMR 1 Hour Soap Carving For Sleep of You ! Relaxing Sounds ! ( no talking ) Satisfying ASMR

ASMR 1 Hour Soap Carving For Sleep of You ! Relaxing Sounds ! ( no talking ) Satisfying ASMR (From: YouTube)
ASMR 1 Hour Soap Carving For Sleep of You ! Relaxing Sounds ! ( no talking ) Satisfying ASMR (From: YouTube)

10-Minutes Amazing Life specializes in short ASMR videos, usually around 10-15 minutes long. Their top video, however, is a 1-hour showcase of soap carving ASMR sounds. This particular trigger may sound too specific but the video’s 18 Million views prove that there are enthusiasts of this ASMR.

Due to its unique sound and satisfying look, soap carving is classified as both a visual and an auditory ASMR trigger.

If you’re interested in short ASMR videos, we can also recommend this channel.

10. 99.9% of YOU will sleep to this ASMR video

99.9% of YOU will sleep to this asmr video (From: YouTube)
99.9% of YOU will sleep to this asmr video (From: YouTube)

This video is DennisASMR’s most viewed content at almost 15 Million views. The video contains different ASMR triggers like the usual scratching, tapping, and crinkling. It also has whispering triggers so if you’re a fan of talking ASMRs, this should be a good choice as well.

DennisASMR angles his videos towards sleeping. If you’re an insomniac or are just having a hard time sleeping, his channel is worth visiting.

11. ASMR Sleep & Relaxation Treatment ❤︎

ASMR Sleep & Relaxation Treatment ❤︎ (From: YouTube)
ASMR Sleep & Relaxation Treatment ❤︎ (From: YouTube)

With 3.2 Million subscribers, Gibi ASMR is one of the most popular ASMRtists on YouTube. Released 3 years ago, this video is Gibi’s 3rd most popular video at 14 Million views. The video contains triggers such as scratching pillows, lighting up candles, and spraying a sleep spray.

Part of what makes Gibi’s content so interesting is that she was never afraid of experimenting on ASMR triggers. Some of her more unique ASMR videos include Cranial Nerve Exam, International First-Class Flight Attendant, and even an Attack on Titan-themed one.

12. ASMR | Putting You To Sleep ????

ASMR | Putting You To Sleep ???? (From: YouTube)
ASMR | Putting You To Sleep ???? (From: YouTube)

Chynaunique started creating and uploading ASMR videos a little over 3 years ago. Fast forward to 2021 and she now has 2.02M subscribers and this video with 13 Million views. This is a 13-minute video anchored towards sleeping triggers like lip sounds.

Chyna garnered the attention of the ASMR community with her trademark lip sounds. You would always see her flaunting her lips during her videos and it’s quite clear that this is what makes her a unique artist in the field.

Apart from her popular ASMR channel, Chyna also has several more channels on YouTube. This includes her main vlogging channel and a channel with her partner. If you’re interested in this ASMRtist’s life, feel free to head on to those.

13. Sleep for the Sleepless ASMR

Sleep for the Sleepless ASMR (From: YouTube)
Sleep for the Sleepless ASMR (From: YouTube)

Unlike most of the content creators featured in this list, Ephemeral Rift is more of a jack-of-all-trades than a master of ASMR. His content is a mix of nature videos, discussions, and even gaming content. Out of all his videos, though, the one that has the most views is his Sleep for the Sleepless ASMR with 13 Million views.

The suit-wearing ASMRtist separated this hour and a half video into 20 sections. It starts with an ear-to-ear whisper introduction and proceeds to the typical plethora of triggers like zippers, tapping, and fabric sounds.

14. ASMR | BACK & HAIR Play, Trace, Scratch, Brush + OIL MASSAGE

ASMR | BACK & HAIR Play, Trace, Scratch, Brush + OIL MASSAGE (From: YouTube)
ASMR | BACK & HAIR Play, Trace, Scratch, Brush + OIL MASSAGE (From: YouTube)

This video has 12,065,501 views and happens to be ASMR DOLL’s top YouTube video as well. It’s a unique video that features body and hair ASMR sounds like scratching and brushing. The video runs for a little over 33 minutes and is perfect for your daily ASMR fix.

ASMR DOLL is a newcomer in the ASMR scene. She only started creating and uploading ASMR videos around 2 years ago and this top video of hers was one of the first ones she posted under the said category.

Apart from the typical ASMR compilation videos, ASMR DOLL also has other unique ASMR videos. She often posts product reviews and unboxing videos in ASMR style which is something we don’t see that often.

15. ASMR Best Triggers for Sleep 3Hr (No Talking)

ASMR Best Triggers for Sleep 3Hr (No Talking) (From: YouTube)
ASMR Best Triggers for Sleep 3Hr (No Talking) (From: YouTube)

ASMR Bakery prefers no talking ASMR videos. This particular video of hers was only posted in 2020 but has already gained 13 million views. Her other top videos are not far behind as well so it’s safe to say that this channel is one of the rising stars on YouTube.

This is the most recently uploaded video on this list.

She experiments with the usual tapping ASMR triggers like tapping, scratching, crinkling. What separates her from the rest is perhaps her mesmerizing video quality. ASMR Bakery’s videos are always full of vibrant objects and colourful lighting which is evident in this top video.

16. [ASMR] Sleep Clinic Roleplay – Trigger Test (Whispered)

[ASMR] Sleep Clinic Roleplay - Trigger Test (Whispered) (From: YouTube)
[ASMR] Sleep Clinic Roleplay – Trigger Test (Whispered) (From: YouTube)

With over 10 million views for her sleep clinic roleplay ASMR, Gibi ASMR takes another spot in this list. As we discussed earlier, Gibi was never the type to shy away from experimenting on different triggers. This video is one of her many unique roleplay ASMR videos.

The video is segmented into 14 different parts including the introduction. Since this is a roleplay ASMR video, the parts are mostly divided depending on the action that is being done like checking for blood pressure and liquid sounds.

This is a trigger test video which means that Gibi simply experimented with whether these sounds are good for ASMR or not. Feel free to try her other tests to explore what other sounds might work to help you sleep.

17. ASMR Turquoise Triggers for Sleep [No Talking] Over 3 Hours of Tingles & Relaxation

ASMR Turquoise Triggers for Sleep [No Talking] Over 3 Hours of Tingles & Relaxation (From: YouTube)
ASMR Turquoise Triggers for Sleep [No Talking] Over 3 Hours of Tingles & Relaxation (From: YouTube)

This video has more than 12 Million views despite being uploaded only a little over a year ago. It features over 3 hours of different ASMR triggers. As the title suggests, all the objects and triggers you’ll see on this 1080p video sport a turquoise colour. If you’re a fan of this color, then you’ll find this video perfect.

Asmr zeitgeist signature look is a pair of headphones worn over a cap. He also always performs the triggers on a mannequin for the added spatial audio and visual alignment. His videos are also always on HD which really gives us the tingles for our eyes as well.

18. ASMR Sleep Recovery ~ 25+ Triggers No Talking

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StacyAster is a relatively new name in the ASMR scene. She only started uploading these videos a little over 2 years ago and her ASMR Sleep Recovery video was just released last February 2020. Despite that, the video has already gained 10 million views and has been one of the most popular ASMR videos for 2021.

The video contains crinkling, brushing, and water sounds. Stacy specializes in soft and chewy sounds which is evident in most of her videos. She also mixes it up by appearing on several of her videos.

19. ASMR | Slow & Calm Triggers for Sleep

ASMR | Slow & Calm Triggers for Sleep (From: YouTube)
ASMR | Slow & Calm Triggers for Sleep (From: YouTube)

This video has 10,137,622 views and has earned Gibi her third video on this list. Gibi has become one of the authorities when it comes to ASMR videos so it’s no surprise that this one has gained so many views despite being posted just in 2019.

It is a relatively short video of around 35 minutes. This video is angled towards sleep or relaxation. It is divided into six different triggers ranging from tapping wooden bowls, snipping scissors, to hand based visual triggers. You really can never go wrong with Gibi’s videos so be sure to check out this since this is one of her latest viral posts.

20. ASMR Putting You To Sleep ????✨

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Taking the final spot on this list is this 3-year old video from ASMR Darling. This is the 4th entry of ASMR Darling here which comes with no surprises since she has been one of the most popular ASMRtists ever.

Most of Taylor’s videos are angled towards helping people to sleep and this one is no different. What makes this unique from her other videos, though, is that it is relatively short at 20 minutes.

The video is a little more dreamy as well and makes use of very soft sounds – just enough to calm your head to prepare you for bed. As the name suggests, the video’s concept is to have ASMR Darling herself put you to bed.

Save This Playlist

Of course, you don’t have to choose just one or two from these videos. You can easily play them all on your phone all night long if you want to.

We’ve made that easy for you by creating a YouTube playlist of the top 20 most popular ASMR videos in 2021.

You simply have to do the following:

  1. Subscribe to the Headphonesty YouTube channel.
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  2. Go to the Playlists tab. Under the [2021] ASMR Videos for Sleeping playlist, click View Full Playlist.
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  3. Click the Save playlist Icon.
     

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What Do You Think?

Listening to ASMR videos is a deeply relaxing way to let go of your stresses and fall asleep. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune to find great ASMR videos. There are hundreds of them on YouTube, and more are being uploaded as we speak. You just simply have to put on your headphones, choose your video, and allow the relaxing tingles to take over.

Looking for headphones to accompany you in your ASMR listening? We’ve curated the top headphones and the most recommended earbuds for ASMR you can choose this 2021. So feel free to check them out!

What’s your favorite ASMR video? Let us know and share it with your fellow ASMR enthusiasts below.

2 comments

  1. Why isn’t Pelagea ASMR on this list at #9? Her video, Kissing | Mouth Sounds | Brush on Microphone | Tapping, has over 20 million views. Give credit where credit is due.

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