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Blame Your Bad Night's Sleep on the Moon, University of Basel Study


7/26/2013 6:03:19 AM

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A full moon may be to blame for sleepless nights after all. Scientists at the University of Basel, Switzerland say they have found the first reliable evidence that sleep patterns are influenced by lunar changes. The study, published in Current Biology, shows brain activity related to deep sleep in volunteers dropped by 30 percent around the full moon. The study subjects also took longer to fall asleep and had shorter nights.

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