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    Full Moons disturb me. Three night countdown to the night of the full moon I'm restless, cannot sleep properly heart beats shallowly and I'm otherwise on edge. Why should this be? It's a physical thing. Seems a little uncontrollable stress comes on. Could this be gravitational? Am I phsyologically worried about the extra light? I do not think this is related to any incidence in my childhood, although I cannot swear to that. I did sleep walk as a child, so it could be a temperment problem. Maybe there is a little of the Wolf in me, as I always suspected that my ancient ancestors in the ice age had to deal with hungrary Wolfs. What does the Forum think of this? Will accept skeptical points of view, even amused points of view. Just have a view, that's all. westwind.


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    Humans do respond to the phases of the moon. Years ago when NASA had a gazillion employees they plotted the accident records against the phases of the moom and found a positive correlation with the full moon and a lesser correlation with the new moon.


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    It's bright! It doesn't really get fully dark at night. That can upset normal circadian rhythms.

    In fact, it's so bright at a full moon that in my youth, when I lived in the country, I used to take a drive around with the headlights in my car off. I still sneak a few short stretches in when leaving the observatory in the early morning a few days before the full moon within the park boundaries. I don't do that during the actual full moon, because there's usually no point in attempting meteor watching during a full moon. One exception was a year ago December when we had a total lunar eclipse...I did do an official on-the-clock meteor session during the eclipse as an experiment. Unfortunately it was between major showers (2010-12-21) so I only saw 4.2 meteors per hour, but I did drive without headlights until I left the park. Only almost drove off the road once when under dense tree cover
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealeaf View Post
    Humans do respond to the phases of the moon. Years ago when NASA had a gazillion employees they plotted the accident records against the phases of the moom and found a positive correlation with the full moon and a lesser correlation with the new moon.
    Got a link for that?
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    I'd like to see that link as well.

    If there is one, it might be due to lack of sleep. I usually sacrifise an few hours to go on long walks in the woods and similar pleasures like a chance to see a herd of elk in a field and similar "magical" moments a full moon can bring.
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    It really is a magical time to do a walk about. In the summer, when I walk my mile or two, it's much more pleasant with temperatures at midnight under a full moon than at noon under a full sun
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    Careful, MeteorWayne, this really could be evidence of Full Moon Syndrome. westwind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westwind View Post
    Full Moons disturb me. Three night countdown to the night of the full moon I'm restless, cannot sleep properly heart beats shallowly and I'm otherwise on edge. Why should this be?









    Moon light gives predator animals, the light to hunt much better.

    (Maybe) your subconscius mind is telling you, predator animals will be able to see you (and your family) real good soon, and you are restless, perhaps your waiting for it.



    I heard these men, in some swamp life documentary say, "animals like to come out during a full moon." The funny thing was, they hunted on full moons, the moon made them come out too.




    I am in touch with the moon as well. When I was a child I would think the moon was following me, as I drove around in cars. I still think about the moon today, only I realize its not actually following me. But sometimes I think the moon is sneaky when it surprizes me, and I did not realize it would be in a certain place. Maybe I do still think the moon is following me ????


    The moon does not make me nervous, but I think I am DNA programed to stay up at night.




    It's a physical thing. Seems a little uncontrollable stress comes on. Could this be gravitational? Am I phsyologically worried about the extra light? I do not think this is related to any incidence in my childhood, although I cannot swear to that. I did sleep walk as a child, so it could be a temperment problem. Maybe there is a little of the Wolf in me, as I always suspected that my ancient ancestors in the ice age had to deal with hungrary Wolfs. What does the Forum think of this? Will accept skeptical points of view, even amused points of view. Just have a view, that's all. westwind.








    All I can think of to say is this, I think you should go outside more at night, just outside around your house, and get a better understanding of your suroundings (at night). Maybe you are restless because your mind, does not know whats going on out there.


    When you feel stressed or feel restless, I think you should go outside and look around, and get a good look at all your suroundings, it may make you feel better. (it could?????)
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    Well Chad I spend time in the Dog House and I am on a Chain there. But, all things considered, you are probably right. I should risk going outside at night. I haven't been outside after it gets dark now for about 45 years. We have a rule here. The drawbridges have to be raised by 5.30 every evening. I did go outside once but it was so dark I came back inside. Haven't been out since. westwind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westwind View Post
    Well Chad I spend time in the Dog House and I am on a Chain there. But, all things considered, you are probably right. I should risk going outside at night. I haven't been outside after it gets dark now for about 45 years. We have a rule here. The drawbridges have to be raised by 5.30 every evening. I did go outside once but it was so dark I came back inside. Haven't been out since. westwind.



    Well since its hard to get outside at night, maybe you could open up a (few) window curtains and blinds, and carry a stick.
    That was (kinda) a joke.
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    I don't know any data about full moon and sleep. However, my wife found an article about light pollution and sleep. Sorry, I don't have the reference.

    We use extra dark shades in our bedroom. Also, I like to drink a glass of goat milk before bed.

    I sleep like a rock. Unfortunately, I don't know if it is the shades, the milk, or just me.

    Good luck.
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    Dear dedo. All three I think in your case. Remember dedo, next to your enthusiasim for Life and your willingness to work hard at an interesting task or project, sleep, good sleep, unbroken sleep, is a gift from the Angels. westwind.
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    Where do u think the warewolf myth comes from...........
    The gravitional feild of the moon is strong enough to pull tides so why wouldnt it pull neurons.
    It would be falsible if we could, see some patterns over consumtion and crime for exampel.
    I dont think, you could see a trend in single person, mayby a bunch of mice would do the trick.
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