2:43 PM PDT, August 1, 2013
Do you stay up late and wake up groggy? Then consider getting a tent and a sleeping bag. A week of camping may help reset your body's internal clock, a new study suggests.
Researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder recently took eight people on a weeklong camping trip in the Rocky Mountains to see what would happen to their sleep cycle if they were exposed to nothing but natural light for seven days.
Campers were told to leave flashlights, cellphones and other light emitting electronics at home. Nighttime campfires were permitted.
By the end of the week, the study participants were all going to bed and getting up around the same time--despite having different sleep patterns at home.