FOR KIDS: Nature resets body’s clock

Wednesday, August 7th 2013. | Science News

After a week in the wild, people went to bed — and got up — earlier

By Meghan Rosen

Web edition: August 6, 2013


Sun set

After days in the woods, campers fell asleep earlier and woke up earlier. Their bodies were in sync with the sun.

Credit: Courtesy of K. Wright Jr.

A short camping trip could help people rise and shine, researchers report. After a week living in tents in Colorado’s Rockies, campers’ internal clocks shifted about two hours earlier. It transformed even night owls into early birds.

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