Did you know that camping in a Teardrop Trailer can have positive impacts on your health? Camping puts us back out into nature, natural light, and fresh air. Also, for those who like to get out, but don’t like sleeping on the floor, a teardrop trailer is the perfect way to get away.
According to a new article on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , The National Institutes of Health has conducted some new research alongside a team from the University of Colorado Boulder to study the effects of unnatural light (such as our TVs, computers, cell phones, etc.) on our biological clock.
The article states that the artificial light of all our technology can mess with our internal clocks, causing unwanted sleep habits. “Research shows that long term indulgence in these late sleep schedules leads to unwanted weight gain and obesity, mood problems, substance abuse, and, of course, morning sleepiness. Light and sleep are critical to good health…”
One week, as the research showed, being exposed to only natural light while out camping (a campfire and sunlight/moonlight) can reset our body’s internal clock and sleep schedule, helping us to go to bed earlier and rise earlier. It can make us more efficient in the mornings, and give us more restful sleep. Camping resets our body’s clock to a more natural time to wake up, and to go to sleep. If you are an early riser, either by preference, or out of necessity for work, going camping in a teardrop trailer is a great way to be more efficient in the mornings and fall asleep earlier naturally.
Having fun additions to a teardrop trailer, such as a TV, or outlets to charge our phones and tablets are convenient, but use them sparingly, and only during the day to preserve the effects of the natural light on our bodies. When the sun goes down, the devices should too (if you’re trying to reset your clock of course)
Camping is the best way to get ready for the fall, the school season, busy work seasons, etc. So get out there and get Teardropping!