The full moon may make it hard to sleep: Study
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Swiss researchers said on Thursday that people really do have a hard time getting a good night's sleep when the moon is full, even when they can't see it.
The results of a study on 33 volunteers published in the journal Current Biology showed that people took longer to fall asleep at night and slept for a shorter time during a full moon.
The volunteers were monitored on two separate nights, and were not aware of the cycle of the moon during their time in the sleep lab.
When there was a full moon, people slept an average of 19 minutes less and took five minutes longer to fall asleep than they did when there was a new moon.
Predicted times of full moons in Singapore for the rest of 2013
- Aug 21, 2013 around 9.45am
- Sept 19, 2013 around 7.13pm
- Oct 19, 2013 around 7.38am
- Nov 17, 2013 around 11.16pm
- Dec 17, 2013 around 5.29pm