This may well be the foundation for our belief that we sleep less during the full moon. Marks on the walls of the prehistoric painted caves at Lascaux in France are believed by Dr. Michael Rappenglueck, of the University of Munich, to be the earliest lunar calendar. The belief that the moon can influence the human body may be largely founded on misconceptions then. I have a sleep app that’s been tracking my sleep for 34 days now. I CAN NEVER SLEEP WHEN A FULL MOON IS APPROACHING AND DURING SO I KNOW THIS IS TRUE. I was 4 y/o the first time I remembered having insomnia. They spent 30% less time in the deep sleep phase. Slept from 12 – 3 am October 31 In 2011, researchers published an astonishing figure in the World Journal of Surgery: More than 40% of medical staff is convinced that lunar phases can affect human behavior. Exactly my case right now.. Ethan, It has been many years now, I can’t have a sound sleep on nights around Full moon. Some suggest that because the moon has a profound effect on the tides, it might also have an effect on humans since we are comprised mainly of water. This consistently happens every full moon. Even the times when I am unaware of the timing of the full moon it still happens. It’s now 02:58 (am) on 7th May, 2020 and I am wide awake, despite having only 3 hours sleep last night (night of 5th May). However, the Islamic calendar opted for a purely lunar one. Hère it is..4:38 a.m. and still not a wink. Hippocrates noted that “no physician should be entrusted with the treatment of disease who was ignorant of the science of astronomy”. I thought I was alone but it’s good to see other moonsomniacs on here who can’t sleep on a full moon. Say what you want, but I for certain can not sleep when there is a full moon. What made it interesting is that neither the participants nor the team in the lab were told what the study was about, because it wasn’t even the aim of the study at the time. Interesting. We can feel lower lows and higher highs just like how high tides are higher, and low tides are lower, during a spring tide on a full moon. Just woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep. I am doing some work, knitting, ironing. Just wake as if my day just started.. My dog and I have insomnia during the full moon…especially for the super moons….when I was not working the next day, I would meditate and we would both sit outside and absorb that beautiful powerful lunar energy…you are totally at one with the universe. Hi Delphine, Whatever the issue, a good night’s sleep is key for our well-being. The concept of things being a bit different around a full moon is quite well-known, in astrology and elsewhere. It’s usually the sound of knocking, or sometimes a tapping that sounds like someone is throwing pebbles against the wall or even my window. The day before a full moon has also been a problem, but not the day after. It was so strange to wake up for “no reason” and then minutes later hear her crying. One of his sons has the same thing. Astrologers know this all too well. But my alarm is for 7.30 and it is soo hard to get up. Or perhaps it’s a lingering legend from the days when something as otherworldly as the full moon in the sky just had to mean something! But it’s something we left behind when we lit our houses and streets, and set about controlling our environment. The team then looked into medical data to see if there were any notable changes on typically superstitious days, but found none: Scientific analysis of our data does not support the belief that moon phases, zodiac signs, or Friday 13th influence surgical blood loss and emergency frequency. In the 21st century, we perpetuate lunar myths in our entertainment and our media. Luckily, I work from home, but I have work to do from 9 am! moons and sleeping as it has haunted me since childhood. "New and full moons can make us feel depressed." And in 2016, a large international study looked at the sleep of 5812 children aged 9 to 11, in 12 countries. There is the gut/brain connection and I think it definitely does something to your gut but no idea how you go about proving that!! But during these two super-moons, I’ve not wanted to go to bed before at least 01:30. And I know it’s because of the super moon . It does not upset me to lay awake, I just try to stay relaxed and let it be. People have long reported that it is harder to get to sleep and remain asleep when the moon is full, and even after a seemingly good night’s rest, there can be a faint sluggishness—a sort of full-moon hangover—that is not present on other days. Most pre-modern calendars were lunisolar, combining the solar year with the lunar year. I have had this problem since I can remember, but only made the connection in the last 30 years. According to folklore, the full moon affects human sleep. My sleep has been interrupted by the full moon for as long as I can remember and I’m 72 years old. Most every night I wake up a few times a night and go right back to sleep, but not 2 nights before full moon… I can’t just be subconsciously willing myself to not go back to sleep…, I agree, last night was such a night, woke at 1:30 and that was it, I had no idea til this morning that we are 2 days away from July full moon. The last two nights i haven’t slept, because of the moon. These changes can make us feel heightened emotions when the moon is full. For example my 14 year old daughter is usually asleep by about 9pm and she’s currently still wide awake in the bedroom with her Dad She also has epilepsy which I’ve noticed can be worse during full and supermoon but this could be due to sleep deprivation causing the seizure increase. She sleeping in a desperate room from me. 4 The Moon Causes Sleep Deprivation . This month’s moon has been especially hard on me. So at least 6 days a month I hardly sleep at all. I love the clear moonlit nights. 2020 Bustle Digital Group. "[It can be harder to sleep] due to the direct impact the moon has on the water element in our bodies," Jaya Jaya says. The full moon may be to blame for a bad night's sleep, suggesting lunar rhythms affect the human body, suggests the first reliable evidence of such a link, scientists say. Mice, rats, termites, these can all make sounds from within the walls. If so, you’re not alone. I got so scared.. my room is on the second floor in the house. So the researchers were able to retrospectively analyze the effect of the full moon on the sleep of the 33 unaware volunteers. Even when I couldn’t see the moon and when I had no idea there was a full moon. Often when I open my email to do so, there is already one from him asking if I had the usual trouble the night before. So I was thinking I’m going nuts-but my relative told me the same, the interesting thing is that I’m not feeling like I haven’t slept at all and i’m not tired that is weird. My relative told me there are so many people that are going through that now. The data was actually retrospectively analyzed later, when the researchers had the idea of seeing what data from a previous study might say about the influence of the full moon. It’s 6.05am Tuesday 1st September and I’ve been awake the whole night. I have no idea what this could be and I was frightened to open the blinds. I will add that this September moon, and the August moon last month have been both particularly strong. And, at 60 years of age, I also know that, whilst aging and menopause have changed my sleep patterns to some degree, it is WITH age that I’ve become increasingly susceptible to a full-moon’s affect on my sleep. I have questioned whether April’s (and last night’s and tonight’s) clear night skies and the moon’s subsequent brightness are playing a part in my wide-awakeness, but I don’t think they are. Scientific evidence or not, I know I’m not alone. This lunation jolted us with energy, and likewise, people still feel the moon's electric energy during this phase." I created this site to share my experience of coping with sleep problems, along with detailed reviews in my neverending hunt for the very best sleep products. I am absolutely sure the full moon affects many of us – certainly me. The only way to know for sure whether or not the new moon affects your individual sleep cycle is to do your own research. For decades, my sleep is dramatically impacted several nights a week before a full moon. Yes, the full moon really does affect my sleep and it has for as long I can remember. My 49 year old son thinks his sleep is also affected by a full moon. I try not to be aware of the cycle, until I have a night where I can not fall asleep for hours, even though I am very tired. I hope that I’ll be able to sleep tomorrow, No study will change what I know is real for me and has been as long as I can remember. (Fight or flight response activated). The data show that around the full moon, brain activity related to deep sleep dropped by 30%. The belief that the moon exerts a direct influence on the body and mind can be traced back to pre-Christian times. Therefore, if you feel more energetic, it's your ancestors zest for the light of the full moon that you may be feeling. After the full moon passed, sleep latency began to decrease.