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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Sleep Under The Stars

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Schools out, the suns out, and so are the stars.  Summer is finally in full swing! Its time to relax and unwind while spending times with friends and family. We have the perfect vacation for you:  a few nights out under the stars.

Here are the top five reasons why you should plan a Family Vacation under the stars.

1. Reset your internal clock
Spending too much time indoors around fluorescent or man-made light has thrown off all of our internal clocks. This is a big reason why so many people can’t fall asleep or wake up early. Spending time outside and sleeping to the cycle of the sun and moon allows you to reconnect with your internal clock, and reset your circadian rhythms so that you can fall asleep and wake up with ease.

2. Decrease Stress
We are connected to phones, computers, and the world 24/7. Even if you don’t feel stressed out being over stimulated by screens and knowing everything about everyone’s life takes its toll on us over time. Studies have shown that spending time away from the screens and spending time in nature helps us to recharge and relax. Even one night away from it all will have you feeling happy and stress-free.

3. Enjoy Fresh Air
Your brain needs oxygen to survive, so why not give it the best, the purest oxygen out there. The better oxygen you provide the better your brain works. High-quality oxygen also gets into the muscles helping to break down lactic acid better making you recover faster from your outdoor activities. Not to mention it decreases depression and just overall makes you feel amazing!

4. Get Some Exercise
Looking to burn some calories and get the body moving?! A night out under the stars does just that. No matter where you go you are moving, hiking and walking without even noticing your exercising. Once you’re at camp you start to see amazing things around you and you can’t help to take a hike into the amazing natural amusement park we call nature. Outside exercise seems easy and not like a mundane gym session.

5. Reconnect
Reconnect with nature, yourself, and your friends and family. Connecting without phones, emails, or social media gives you a deeper sense of connection. Sitting around a fire telling stories, laughing, enjoying each others company will bring you closer together while making you more fulfilled and happier.

It doesn’t matter if you can get away for one night or for a week, enjoying time outdoors and under the stars will not only be a blast for the family but healthy too! Here at Dvorak Expeditions, we offer everything from short overnighters minutes away from the base to week-long expeditions on far away rivers. Whatever you choose your surely in for a treat! Don’t have camping gear? No worries! We also have you covered. Our overnight trips cover everything from gear, to gourmet food and beverages. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the benefits of an overnight rafting trip.

Click here to learn more about all DVK’s overnight and family rafting packages.