Excuse us, it’s time for our nap.
Can’t sleep? You can stop counting sheep; your ticket to sweet slumber is at a river in County Leitrim, Ireland, which is thankfully just a click away.
The above YouTube video captures the relaxing scenery of a footbridge over a river in Ireland. The sweet birdsongs combined with the sound of running waves have soothed over six million people to sleep.
Johnnie Lawson, a visual artist, recorded the serene scene two years ago and has heard from people across the globe about its snooze-inducing effects. “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,” said Lawson.
He’s now shot close to 200 nature clips, and keeps making them longer. That way, if people wake up a bit in the middle of the night, the relaxing track will still be playing. One refreshed YouTube user, Steve Goggin, raves about the video, saying:
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!
The millions of watchers have also used the calming video to meditate, study and manage their stress levels. YouTube user 89Redge says, “His video/audio helps me with my anxiety disorder. Makes me feel at peace because I spent a lot of my childhood exploring places like this. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.”
Watch the video above to experience it for yourself…just make sure you’re near a pillow.
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