Fake YouTube boyfriends lull you to sleep with ASMR

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Owen Dennis Riley, 17, has made a career out of role playing the world’s most sensitive, loving boyfriend on YouTube. The idea behind his videos is to lull insomniacs to dreamland with his  sleep-inducing persona. He also uses elements of ASMR, or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, to be extra comforting.

In fact, there’s a whole genre of ASMR boyfriend and girlfriend roleplay on YouTube, not all of it geared towards insomniacs.