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The Power of Asmr

The Power of Asmr

Relaxation comes in different forms. One very particular form is termed ASMR and it stands for: Auto Sensory Meridian Response. This phenomena is characterized by a pleasurable tingling sensation in various areas. These include the head, scalp, back, or peripheral regions of the body.

Furthermore, these responses are auditory, tactile, olfactory, visual, or cognitive. The tingles they give you are utterly amazing and beneficial to the body.

You will find so many ASMRs that are helping people out on a daily basis – and helping them keep a smile on their faces.

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People who report having ASMR have different forms of triggers enabling them in experiencing their personal peace and comfort of body, soul, and mind. Each person identifies with a different trigger. Some of these triggers include but are not limited to: typing, whispering, brushing hair, cleaning, etc. It is wonderful that small things like these can help someone achieve a sense of freedom from their anxiety.

A few regard this a hoax, claiming there is no “scientific evidence;” however, having experienced ASMR myself, I can vouch the fact that it aids in keeping you calm and loving yourself.

So… why is ASMR helpful?

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1. Relaxation Technique

The first thing that comes to my mind is relaxation after a long, stressful, and strenuous day. Listening to the positive affirmations that some of the ASMR’s on YouTube say directed towards you gives you a feeling of being special as well as being “welcomed.”

If you hear “GentleWhispering” — her screen name, but real name is Maria — you will be transported to another world of calmness and peace that is truly magical. It makes you calm and feel special. Now who doesn’t want that?

Her videos have fetched over 87 million YouTube views. Though ASMR is controversial it is widely popular amongst people who find it appealing. For me, it is a relaxation technique that helps me sleep and forget about current problems. Maria says that she is not after money or fame, but ASMR was something that got her out of her depression and struggles. She truly is an inspiration for so many people.

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2. A Different Style Of Meditation

There are so many different types of meditation. However, the term “meditation” is anything that relaxes the human soul. In a way, that comforts and calms the mind down at the same time. What is better than relaxing after a long day’s hard work? Absolutely nothing.

It isn’t any sort of yoga, but just gives you a sort of relief and reassurance that “You are beautiful. You are perfect. And you do not have to change. As you are perfect the way you are. People will love you for the way you are and not as someone they want to make or create.” This is why I specifically and specially like Maria’s videos.

3. Makes For A Harmonious Balance

The cool and calm style the ASMR’s display helps you get in touch with yourself as an individual. Why wouldn’t you want to get in touch with yourself? All days are never the same- some good and some bad. On the bad ones, ASMR can create a positivity inside you that radiates throughout the entire body.

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The words the ASMR artists say is truly magical and uplifting. It makes you feel like a free spirit.

Quite contrary to belief, ASMR is joyful. It provides an escape from everyday problems and the words of wisdom are helpful to bring your mind back in a relaxed state.

4. Get To Discover A Variety Of Triggers

Because every person involves a different set of triggers, you get to discover what it is that truly triggers your senses to being you comfort and enjoy.

It truly is a magical experience in figuring out what it is that enables you to get peace and tranquility as these things are indispensable.

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Last Updated on January 11, 2021

11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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2. Stress Relief

Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

3. Improved Sleep

Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

4. Appetite Control

Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

7. Mosquito Repellant

Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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8. Pain Relief

While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

9. The New Anti-Viral

Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

10. Improved Cognitive Function

Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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11. Money Saving

With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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