It is said that “the night sky is its own form of medicine”. Stay with me till the end of this article, if you need to know how a good night’s sleep under this night sky can heal you.
A Good Sleep is the Third Pillar of Your Good Health
According to researchers, a balanced diet, exercise, and good sleep are the three pillars of overall human health.
The incredible importance of a good night’s sleep can never be doubted. If you think good sleep is all about sleeping eight hours every night, you are wrong. It’s all about the “quality” of your night’s sleep that matters.
Unfortunately, in today’s world of technology, our sleep patterns are greatly interfered and disturbed by various elements.
Increased stress, continuous anxiety, poor air quality and above all those glowing screens of our beloved smartphones and gadgets have totally disturbed the quality of our sleep.
If you have become a night owl and almost an insomniac and having really hard time sleeping, I suggest you pay some attention to serene nature calling you out there.
Enjoy the Peace of Sleeping in Open Air
I have asked many doctors about their expert opinion on the issue and guess what they suggested; “Enjoy the peace of being disconnected and explore the benefits of sleeping in open air outside”. Yes, outdoor napping in the woods is the best way to banish those sleepless nights.
In this guide, I am going to share my personal experiences with you about how sleeping outside benefits my health and quality of sleep. Just get your tent or hammock ready and start your outdoor napping adventure.
As I have already mentioned, “The night sky is its own form of medicine”. Yes, that’s true indeed. I am going to show you how sleeping outside can benefit your health physically, emotionally and mentally.
Say Bye to Insomnia!
All you need is a tent, sleeping bag, and some time away from those dangerous lights of your smartphone. Enjoy the night in the woods while you sleep like a baby. Say bye to your insomnia now!
Natural Light Exposure Tunes Your Messed Up Internal Clock
Yes, that’s one of the many benefits you will get after spending a peaceful disconnected night in the wilderness. I have experienced this personally and trust me you will thank me later if you are going to follow this tip.
According to recent medical research, doctors have concluded that if your body is more exposed to the natural sunlight and less exposed to the electrical light emitting from fluorescent bulbs, devices, and mobile phones, you can tune your internal clock for getting up totally alert and awaken in the morning.
Do you think that in ancient times people had clocks and alarms? No, their internal clock was functioning properly and it was in sync with nature.
Let me further simplify this phenomenon for you. There are natural circadian rhythms, and sleeping in the open air and spending time in natural light readjusts your body clock with these biological processes.
Actually, this natural rhythm alerts you when your body is tired, and for this, it needs natural light exposure.
I realized this at one of my sleepless nights when I was wide awake and alert at 3 am in the night. I was just staring continuously at my smartphone while checking the internet for hours and still, my body was not indicating me that I am tired enough to sleep.
Unfortunately, I had to get up early the next morning so my sleeplessness panic and anxiety increased all together and I never got a proper sleep until the sunrise.
So, just try stepping outside and sleep in the open air while staying off-screen away from this electronic light. Let the starry sky bring you a real good night’s sleep and it will make wonders for your mental health.
Fresh Air Works Wonders For Your Brain And Body Functions
Fresh air, free from pollutants, is a natural booster for your proper brain functioning.
As you breath in, the major part of that inhaled air is consumed by your brain. And no doubt, the better quality of air you are providing to your lungs and brain, the better way they will perform for you.
Let me share with you a million-dollar benefit of sleeping in outside which I experienced personally. When I personally tried this whole idea, I felt my thinking ability was improved greatly after napping outdoor for a couple of days.
By sleeping outdoors in peaceful woods somewhere, you will bring some excellent quality of oxygen to your muscles as well.
Amazingly, I have experienced that fresh and pure air improves the lactic acid breakdown of your body as well. We need fresh air and sunshine every day.
So, when I practiced some yoga and exercises after getting up a great sleep outdoors, my body responded more actively to this physical activity.
Stale Air is not Good for Your Health
The stale air from air-conditioning will make you feel tired, will give you headaches, dry skin and all kind of breathing problems.
If you work or live daily with the AC on you will have problems to adapt to temperature changes and you will make you vulnerable to contracting flu and other illnesses.
Sleeping Outside Will Reduce Stress Levels
Yes, this ever-increasing stress of every day’s life is no good for you. There is a lot of research stuff which proves this stress could be fatal for you.
If you need your heart pumping blood into your body properly, I recommend you to stay away from stress. The best way to stay away from stress is cut off from this routine world and step outside in some peaceful place.
Really, you don’t have to do anything else just leave your indoor stressful world for some time and go on exploring the nature.
Just look at the green plants, feel the nature, sit in the grass and take deep breaths. Being outdoors, lowered my blood pressure and this made my mind and body literally calm. Not just the plants and trees but the calming sounds of nature instantly calm the mood.
With reduced stress level, I am sure you will have a perfectly good night’s sleep in the outdoors.
Find Your Inner Peace and Happiness Within Yourself
Just try this regime and believe me you will be truly relieved from your daily life stress, fuss and messed up routines.
It’s time to find your inner peace if you want to live more and healthy.
I would like to share with you a worthy quote by Henry David Thoreau; “Our life is frittered away by detail”. It’s true indeed; being constantly distracted away makes you forget what is really important in your life.
In my opinion, sleeping outdoors is the best possible way to cut off from those distractions and to find your inner peace. Only your peace and health is all that matters. Go on a solo camping trip.
So pack away your laptop and gadgets, and bring your tent and sleeping bag, lay down under the stars, go on counting them and let the night sky heal your mind.