Can't Sleep? This Eight-Hour Video Has Lulled Millions to Relaxation

Whether you're a chronic insomniac or not, you've had nights where no matter what you do, you just cannot get to sleep.

And although everyone on the internet will tell you to stay far away from screens before bed, there exists a video that just might be the answer to your bedtime woes.

The below video was captured three years ago by visual artist Johnnie Lawson, and features scenery of a footbridge over a river in Ireland.

The video is already eight hours and 20 minutes long, and keeps getting longer, as Lawson continues to add to the 200 clips it contains.

That seems like a crazy-long video, but it's intended to be able to be played throughout the night, so that if you wake up in the middle of the night it can lull you back to sleep.

Lawson told Women's Day,

"People who were finding it difficult to sleep began writing to me from all over the world—North Korea, the Central African Republic, Beijing and across the UK." 

The video has garnered over 16.5 million views, and has helped people from all corners of the globe find some relaxation and get to sleep.

YouTube user Steve Goggin expresses his gratitude for the footage in a comment:

"Since I found this video, I've had longer sleeps and better days. I struggled to go to sleep in complete silence; something was missing and it frustrated me more every morning when I wake up. Now all I do is slip my earphones in, close my eyes and within a couple minutes, that beautiful sound sets me to sleep, and I feel so much better in the mornings. Thank you for uploading this video it was such a thoughtful thing for you to do!"

Next time you're struggling to fall asleep, this one particular screen just might help.

H/t: Women's Day