So it may not be of a huge surprise to many, to learn that new analysis of a sleep study from 10 years ago, shows significant differences in our sleep patterns on full moon nights.
Between 2000 and 2003 researchers conducted a study on the sleep patterns of 33 participants. In the study, the subjects were kept indoors for days at a time, away from any sun or moonlight, and observed sleeping, to examine human's regular sleeping patterns.
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After some number work, they discovered that the study showed the following facts about the participants on Full Moon nights:
- They slept around 20 minutes less.
- They took 5 minutes longer to fall asleep.
- They reported a poorer night's sleep.
- Delta waves (an indicator of deepness of sleep) were 30% lower.
Concluding that the full moon does indeed affect the quality, and way that we sleep.