As a follow up to my previous ASMR post, here is an excellent video called "What is ASMR?" that does a fantastic job of explaining what ASMR is and how different people experience it.
I bring it up again because two of my young children seem to have it, and triggering it helps them both fall asleep and relax when they're stressed. Connor and Deirdre are both especially fond of Bob Ross videos and like to watch them before they drift off to sleep.
If you have children who have difficulty falling asleep, or if you have depression or insomnia or both, take the 11 minutes to watch this video, and see if maybe these types of Youtube videos might help.
Meanwhile, here's a few of my more recent favorites, starting with Connor's favorite. He asks for this one a lot, which is nice because it's one of my most favorite of all time, so we both watch it in bed together and both feel very calm afterwards.
This next one is Deirdre's favorite video, after anything Bob Ross. Not only does she say she likes the music, but she also loves it when the kitty cat joins in the massage.
I recently mentioned to some friends that I like watching videos of people brushing hair. From the look on their faces, I could tell it sounded really weird if not a bit fetish-pervy. Here's my favorite hair-brushing video: Take a peek and then you decide if it's relaxing or not! (That is, after the stupid commercial at the beginning - that's my one pet peeve about some of these videos)
Unintentional ASMR - Athena Jezik's voice isn't necessarily soothing, but her massage videos nevertheless send tingles up and down my spine. She has DOZENS. This one is my favorite. As a side note, Bryan says the model ISN'T Anne Hathaway, but boy does she look like her!
Finally, THIS. SleepyEnglishGuy's voice gives me tingles no matter WHAT he's talking about, but this particular video is doubly relaxing.