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.
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