No wonder you feel like you got out of bed the wrong side, its full moon again. And after all, the moon is responsible for the “luna” part in “lunatic”. Over
millions of years of evolution the human body has synchronized themselves to the rhythms of the moon.
It’s a common feeling that it is harder to get to sleep and remain asleep when the moon is full. And even if you had a good night’s sleep you might not feel at your
full forces, let’s call it a moon hangover.
A few years ago, Swiss researchers shared a study on how full moon affects our sleeping pattern. The results proved what most of us are already experiencing. We
need around five minutes more to fall asleep and we sleep twenty minutes less than usual on the nights surrounding full moon. In addition to that, the subjects in the Swiss researchers study
showed up to 30% less deep sleep related activity, melatonin level was lower and participants of the study felt less refreshed the next day after full moon nights than on other days.
So, if you’re not feeling like yourself these days: don’t worry, it’s not you, it’s the moon!