Introduction: Vital signs are important physiological signs of the body. Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is an experience of calm and tingles, a tingling sensation like electricity radiating from the head and neck, which affects the autonomic nervous system. This study aims to determine heart rate changes, blood pressure, and respiratory rate before and after watching the ASMR video.
Methods: Double-blind pre-experimental study with a one-group pretest-posttest design. The sample consisted of 30 students who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. All samples were asked to rest for 30 minutes before treatment and then watch the ASMR video for 3 minutes. Heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate data were calculated before and after treatment. The data analysis was carried out using the Wilcoxon test.
Results: Vital sign data of all samples before treatment were obtained within normal limits. After watching the ASMR video, the results of data analysis using the Wilcoxon test showed that there were significant differences in heart rate (p = 0.013), systolic blood pressure (p = 0.026), and diastolic blood pressure (p = 0.00) after watching the ASMR video. While the p-value on the respiratory rate data is 0.349 which means there is no significant difference in the respiratory rate after watching the ASMR video.
Conclusion: In this study, evidence has been obtained that watching ASMR videos can reduce heart rate and blood pressure. However, the respiratory rate did not give significant results because several factors. More research is needed to determine the exact effects of watching ASMR videos.