Full Moon Out? Get to Bed a Little Earlier.

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Aug 1, 2013 9:00:00 AM

Full moon coming up??  You'd better plan to hop into bed a bit earlier!

A new study just released by Current Biology shows for the first time that your sleep can be adversely affected by the moon's shape. A full moon especially impacts sleep duration, deep sleep, how long it takes you to fall asleep, and your body's levels of melatonin. 

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During a full moon, the study showed that it took the participants 5 minutes longer to fall asleep and that their overall sleep time fell off by 20 minutes. The study also showed that sleep was less restful around a full moon. That may not seem like much but it could be enough to make waking up the next morning a little less fun. 

So a CareSync tip:  Next time you notice that a full moon is on the horizon (that'll be August 21), head to bed a little earlier.  Your body will appreciate it. 

To read more about the study visit: Current Biology

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