ASMR 101: What Is ASMR and How Can It Help You De-Stress?

Photo Courtesy: Diego Cervo/EyeEm/Getty Images

Since rising in popularity, autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) videos have carved out their own little subsection of the internet. But while ASMR has amassed millions of loyal fans around the world, it's still met with skepticism by those who don't understand it. So, what exactly is ASMR — and is it a valid, scientifically-backed therapeutic tool or just another trend?