Melanie Darnell’s video became a viral sensation because it captured the harsh reality many mothers can relate to. You can see her twist and turn in her bed while her kids disturb her sleep in the video. She knew she wasn’t the only mother struggling with this issue. She wrote, “Rather than feeling isolated and exhausted, we can feel connected to the other tired mothers that are also awake.”
Tossing and Turning
Darnell’s Youtube video starts with her sleeping on her bed at 10 pm and getting her 10-month-old, Milo, at 11.20 pm to bed. The video showcased how they tossed and turned in the bed as the video progressed. However, she doesn’t seem to mind the disruption.
In the Instagram caption of the viral video, Darnell explained, “In those quiet, dark hours, the lack of distraction can actually [be] quite calming and refreshing. Baby’s needs tend to be simple: to be held and fed.”