Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Camping proves good for your health

Scientists have recently proved that camping can help you get a better night’s sleep.

It is common knowledge that using phones and tablets or watching TV straight before you go to bed can stop you from sleeping well as it reduces the amount of melatonin which is produced (the hormone which makes you feel sleepy).

Researchers have proved that disconnecting from devices completely for a few days can fix that though. Five volunteers were sent camping in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and had their melatonin levels monitors regularly throughout the trip. The results showed that melatonin levels rose 2.5 hours sooner than usual meaning that the campers felt tired earlier and slept better. This occurred when the experiment was conducted in both summer and winter.

Not only does camping naturally reset your body clock, it also offers more obvious health benefits such as fresh air and exercise.