How does a Full Moon affect Sleep?

Astrologists have found that your sleep could be linked to the full moon and we are here to tell you why. Due to the light, we might be naturally more inclined to stay up late and therefore, go to bed later or have a rough night of sleep. 

Our sleeping patterns are quite closely tied to light, especially in the mornings and evenings. Because of that, a bright glowing moon can certainly prolong our evenings and shorten our sleep.

Now that we know it can affect our sleep, what are the possible full moon side effects?

Possible Full Moon Side Effects

Full Moon Insomnia

It’s certainly possible that the moon has an effect on the ability to fall asleep. Astrologists believe people are more likely to fall asleep later several days before the full moon as well as have trouble falling asleep. 

Full Moon Fatigue

Astrologers believe that the full moon is a big source of emotional energy. When the sun (ego, identity) aligns directly with the moon (emotions, feelings), our emotions tend to run wild. And with that, our energy and vitality drains, even with a lot of sleep. 

Full moon energy, according to astrologers, can last anywhere from two days before the full moon takes place all the way until two days after. Adults need at least seven hours of sleep per night.