Have You Been Staying Up Later and Sleeping Less This Week? Tonight's Full Moon Could Be to Blame

According to a new study published in Science Advances , there may be a reason why you're not falling or staying asleep: a full moon.

Simply put, participants in this study got the least amount of sleep on the nights before a full moon, the Daily Mail reports.

The researchers came to their conclusion after tracking the sleep of their participants from three indigenous Argentinian communities and University of Washington students with wrist monitors.

While access to electricity differed throughout each community, the study found that all recorded less sleep about three to five nights before a full moon .

There is a lot to understand about this effect," Leandro Casiraghi, the lead author and a postdoctoral researcher at University of Washington's Department of Biology , said.

Researchers found that nighttime routines tend to fluctuate based on the lunar cycle, and the first full moon of the year, which just so happens to be rising today, could be the reason why you're not getting your best night's sleep.

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