By: Blonde Two

I have been thinking a lot about dawn recently, mainly because, since my redundancy, I haven’t been able to sleep past it and the unhappy thoughts it seems to bring with it.  I found a couple of interesting theories that have helped my ponderings …

a) The Blonde body (and presumably every other body) secretes several different hormones at dawn.  These are there to give you the energy to get up and moving but are also the hormones involved in the “fight or flight” response.  It stands to reason then, that if you are feeling a bit bothered about something, that botheration will mither you most at dawn.

b)  Camping exposes you to a very natural light/dark cycle (especially if you forget your torch).  It has been suggested that people who struggle with getting to sleep and feel sluggish in the morning can be helped by a week’s camping.  Those who made this suggestion have probably not factored in foxes, thunder, lumpy ground or body rolling slopes but they may well be right.  During my week’s camping on the Isle of Man, I only woke up at dawn once.