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Camping in a Teardrop Trailer Is Good For Your Health!

Teardrop Trailer CampingDid 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!

Article: http://directorsblog.nih.gov/2013/08/29/reset-your-body-clock-with-a-camping-trip/


Why Should I Build A Teardrop Trailer

Why Should I Build A Teardrop Trailer

A lot of people ask us why they should build a teardrop trailer, so I thought I would give you an example of how a teardrop trailer changes the way you camp.

It’s 5:00 pm the night before my wife and I are planning on leaving for a weeklong camping trip to Zion National Park. Instead of frantically packing up my small Ford Mustang with all the camping gear, I simply go to my garage and make sure all of my camping gear is stowed away in my Teardrop Trailer. The Teardrop has plenty of room to store all of our hiking and camping equipment leaving our car with plenty of room for us.

Teardrop Trailer Kit Interior

Teardrop Trailer Interior

 

 

At 8:00 am I hookup the teardrop trailer to the mustang and we are off on another little adventure. Due to the aerodynamic design and lightweight of the trailer (under 1,000 pounds) I barely can tell that I am even towing anything. My mpg decreases by about 3 miles per gallon.

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At 7:00 pm we finally get to our campsite. The sun is setting and casting gorgeous orange and red colors across the canyon. Normally we would be panicking to setup the tent before night fall but instead we park the teardrop trailer, pop the galley hatch, pull our reclining camping chairs out, and I start cooking my world famous beef stew on the galley stove. The hatch is lit with LED lights and makes cooking in the dark easy.  After a couple hours of watching the stars and enjoying dinner my wife and I decide to turn in for the night. Instead of laying on the ground on an air mattress protected only by a thin layer of fabric we close the doors of our teardrop trailer and find ourselves sleeping on a spacious queen size memory foam bed, protected by wood and aluminum. The weather is beautiful so we decide to open our windows, which are screened to keep bugs out. We then turn on some music and get some rest.

Teardrop Trailer SleepingAt 7:00 am my wife wake up and cooks an amazing breakfast of eggs and sausage on the galley stove. I roll out of bed refreshed and ready for a great day of exploring and hiking the world famous Narrows hike.

Teardrop Trailer Zion

Every good thing must come to an end. Instead of spending the last couple hours of our trip trying to shove tents back into their bags and rolling up sleeping bags we simply lock the doors to our teardrop trailer, hook it up, and we are on our way. I love all forms of camping but a Teardrop Trailer offers me the best compromise between comfort and enjoying the great outdoors! If you want to find out the easiest and cheapest way to get a teardrop trailer Click Here.

 

- Happy Tear dropping,

David


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