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      Can the moon actually affect our health?

      There have been plenty of myths and folklore surrounding the moon and impact that it has on human lives. However, how much of this is true? Here’s a look at what science says about the impact of the moon on human health.

      Does the moon affect sleep?

      Popular belief puts it that the full noon causes insomnia, but in most cases this is more due to moonlight streaming in through the window. At the same time, there is some element of truth in it. A study that monitored the sleep quality of 319 participants during different moon phases discovered that during a full moon, they had lower sleep efficiency.  This meant that they either stayed awake or were in a state of light sleep during the whole night.

      Increase in births

      An Italian study that looked at over 1,200 births over three years found a greater number of babies born in the two days post a full Moon.

      Heart health

       A study which was published in the Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research discovered that while exercising, the heart exhibits peak performance during a full and new moon. 

      Mental health and the moon

      It has always been believed that the moon affects mental health. Violent behavior, lunacy and increase in crime has been blamed on the full moon. However, there is no scientific evidence to back this up. First, the gravitational effects of the moon are too small to make any impact on brain activity.  The second reason is that the moon’s gravitational force exerts its influence only on open bodies of water, such as seas and lakes. It cannot affect contained sources of water like the human brain.

      Menstruation and the moon

      Fertility myths have linked the moon with menstruation. However, a study conducted on 74 females of reproductive age found no correlation absolutely between menses, fertility, and various phases of the moon.

       

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