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Curing Insomnia

Having trouble sleeping?  Experts say sleeping in a tent could cure your insomnia.

They say exposure to natural light of dawn and dusk helps synchronize our body clocks.

Those who described themselves as night-owls - who struggled to fall asleep in the evening - benefited the most from camping outdoors with nights lit only by a campfire's glow.

Scientists say it took about a week of exposure to natural light-dark cycle to get adjusted.  By this time, participants were able to fall asleep easier and be alert in the morning.

But let's face it... camping isn't a realistic option for us all.  Scientists say don't worry because there are other ways to make it work.

A morning walk, sitting near a window at work or going for a walk at lunchtime will help boost your energy by exposing you to natural light.  In the evening, you need to keep the lights down low and turn electronics off.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 




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