Sleeping in a tent could cure your insomnia: Exposure to the natural light of dawn and dusk helps synchronise our body clocks

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Article in the Daily Mail by Nick McDermott

– After exposure to natural light-dark cycle people find it easier to fall asleep
– They also find it easier to get up and are more alert in the mornings
– People’s body clocks are currently out of synch because of electric lighting

Do you find it hard to nod off at night but feel exhausted the next day? Then try sleeping under canvas.

Exposure to the natural light of dawn and dusk helps synchronise our internal body clocks, helping us to drop off and then wake up refreshed, a study shows.

‘Night owls’ who struggled to get to sleep were found to benefit most from camping.

After a week’s natural light-dark cycle, they found it easier to drift off and felt far more awake when they got up, researchers found.

The scientists discovered that after a week of exposure to a natural light-dark cycle, they found it easier to drift off and were much more easily roused and alert in the morning.

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