InstaSleep Reviews Team article notes:
The full moon has long been suspected to influence sleep cycles, among other human behavioural changes, but until recently this was unproven. While most previous research discovered some link between sleep and the moon cycles, the most recent and conclusive study, the 2013 Cajochen study, found “full moons were associated with longer times to fall asleep, reduced sleep efficiency, and less overall sleep time.”
- According to the study, sleep disruptions peaked at the full moon, with “melatonin levels dropping during the days surrounding the full moon and subjects reporting feeling less refreshed the next day,” and “overall sleep time dropping to their lowest levels – an average of 20 minutes less sleep – on nights with a full moon.”
While the glowing orb in the night-sky won’t turn you into a werewolf, as it was once believed, it is capable of affecting your sleep. The full moon has long been suspected to influence sleep cycles, among other human behavioural changes, but until recently this was unproven.
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