new study of Canadian experts from the University of Toronto suggests that a full moon can not sleep not only werewolves and vampires, but also ordinary people.
When in the night sky shines the silver moon, many people have reduced the total duration of sleep and deep sleep phase.Conclusions.made by scientists, it is very important, since the phase of deep sleep needed for an important human brain, for helping him recover from past experiences and loads of the day.
The results showed that the full moon some people need almost twice as much time to go to sleep - to an hour - compared with the dark nights.Women to sleep at this time takes an average 52 minutes, compared with 25-30 minutes during the rest of the night, the men - up to 60 minutes compared to 30 minutes at other times.
so if you could not fall asleep for a long time on the night of 8 to 9 of September - it's the influence of the full moon.Especially since that night was Supermoon - astronomical phenomenon that occurs when the full moon or new moon coincides with perigee - the moment of closest approach of the Moon and the Earth.This is due to the elliptical orbit at which the moon orbits the planet.Because of this phenomenon can be seen from Earth, the larger the size of the lunar disk than usual.
For centuries there has been a widespread belief that the moon has a powerful influence on human sleep, as well as health and behavior.In 2006, scientists from the University of Bern in Switzerland found that a person sleeps an average of six hours and 49 minutes at night when the moon is not visible, and the full moon - six o'clock 41 minutes.
Meanwhile, other studies have found a link between the full moon and higher levels of anxiety and depression, worsening problems with the bladder and even gout.
In the latter study, a team of international researchers studied the habits of 300 men and women of middle age.The researchers monitored how well the volunteers slept at night, when the sky was a full moon, as compared to the night of the new moon or eclipse.
results, published in the online journal "Sleep", showed that moonlit night sky has a strong effect on sleep.However, scientists can not yet explain how the moon cycles affect the rest at night.However, they believe that this may be due to effects on the brain of the gravitational attraction of the moon during its full phase.
"It is possible that a change in the electromagnetic radiation or the gravitational influence of the moon during a full moon can affect the release of neurohormones - the researchers note. - Several observations suggest that the tidal force affects certain biochemical processes in the human body."
This year, difficulty falling asleep due to the expected full moon on October 8, 6 November and 6 December.