Camping Can Help to Reset Body Clock

    If you have trouble sleeping, try one week of camping without electronics. Researchers claim this resets our body clock and synchronizes our melatonin hormones with sunrise and sunset.

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    Modern life can negatively affect our sleep because of our exposure to electric light, less sunlight, poor exercise, and even dietary intake.

    After the invention of the light bulb, becoming a night owl became more feasible.

    Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder performed a study into modern life and the sleep cycle.

    They recruited eight volunteers and, after time has been spent outdoors, researchers claim that their body clocks re-synchronised with sunrise and sunset - just like our ancient forefathers.

    Most life forms on Earth that are exposed to sunlight have evolved biological rhythms that anticipate its rise and set.

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