Many people complain about poor sleep around full moon. Scientists at the Univ. of Basel in Switzerland now report evidence that lunar cycles and human sleep behavior are in fact connected. The results have been published in the journal Current Biology.
The research group around Prof. Christian Cajochen of the Psychiatric Hospital of the Univ.of Basel analyzed the sleep of over 30 volunteers in two age groups in the lab. While they were sleeping, the scientists monitored their brain patterns, eye movements and measured their hormone secretions. The findings suggest that even today, despite the comforts of modern life, humans still responds to the geophysical rhythms of the moon.
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