How a Week of Camping can Reset Your Body Clock

With March fast approaching, we thought it would be a great time to talk about the importance of a good night’s sleep. Why? Because March is National Bed Month! This doesn’t mean that we can all stay in bed for a month, but it does mean that we can make the most of the time we spend there. At Masons, we put a huge amount of effort into our campers’ comfort. Our mattresses are even Which Guide recommended! So, from the pillows and sheets to the layout of the tent, we consider every detail to ensure you’re not left counting sheep. Well… that is unless you want to – we have plenty of them! So, how can camping fix your sleeping troubles? Studies have shown that late nights followed by early alarms are not good for our health, and, experts advise that we should be going to sleep and waking up around the same time every day. Our modern environment does make this very difficult, with people using their phones in bed and shutting out daylight with expensive blinds, our bodies struggle to follow our circadian rhythm. A week of camping, however, has been proven by research to restore your circadian rhythm and help you sleep like a log! The combination of fresh air, natural light and lack of digital mod cons will have you drifting off and waking up when you’re ready, instead of when you’re forced to. What is a circadian rhythm? A circadian rhythm is essentially a 24-hour internal clock which naturally tells us when we should fall asleep and wake up. For example, before we had alarm clocks, our bodies would sleep in darkness and wake in daylight. A new and healthy sleep environment enables you to reset your body clock, and when you do, you’ll notice the many benefits that come from a better night’s sleep; such as improved physical and mental health, sharper attention and healthier weight. So, what are you waiting for? Book your week-long stay at Masons Campsite today and say goodbye to sleep troubles and hello to a healthier and happier you! (You’ll thank yourself later.) To make a reservation with us, you can either book online or contact a member of our friendly team on 01756 720 275. In the meantime, here are some tips on how to get a better night’s sleep at home.
  1. Avoid alcohol before bed. Alcohol increases symptoms of sleep apnea and disrupts your sleep, affecting your circadian rhythm.
  2. Switch off. Blue light exposure from your phone or iPad can trigger sleeplessness by suppressing melatonin production.
  3. Avoid caffeine later in the day. Try do this 6 – 8 hours before bed as caffeine can stay in your system for a while.
  4. Clear your mind. Simple things like reading a book, taking a long hot bath or listening to relaxing music can all help you to get a better night’s sleep.
  5. Exercise regularly. Regular exercise contributes to a more deeper sleep and helps combat stress. Bonus!
Sleep well, campers!