By Kimberley Nicoll

A new study has confirmed what many have suspected for some time – camping is a good cure for insomnia.

shutterstock_358158608Professor Kenneth Wright PhD from the University of Colorado has completed an exhaustive four-year study and found camping for a week is a good way to re-set your natural biological clock.

Dr Moira Junge of the Australian Sleep Health Foundation has welcomed the study.

“Being in synch with the natural light cycle is so beneficial. Artificial light delays our body clocks and by getting back to nature, we get back to our natural state.”

If you can’t escape to a night under the stars, Dr Junge recommends doing your best to unwind at home.

This includes not using mobile devices, turning off harsh lights when possible, and only performing mindless activities such as reading before going to sleep.