Is the Supermoon disturbing your sleep?

The last three nights I haven’t slept well at all; tossing and turning, unable to get comfy and weird, vivid dreams. I have awoken in the night feeling like it’s time to get up, like my body clock has messed up.

Last night when I woke up in the early hours to go to the toilet D also stirred, “Look at the moon” he said. I squinted out the window (we don’t have a blind at the moment) and looked at the moon which was behind a tree. “It’s really bright and beautiful” D said, “ It was right in front of the window a while ago.” It was strange because D doesn’t usually wake in the night and he had been looking at the moon a while he said.  I didn’t think much of it and went back to my restless sleep. When the alarm went off, as like every other moring D asked whether I had slept well. I hadn’t and neither had he.

This afternoon, while researching bloggers at work, I stumbled across the and read author Jane’s post about her recent anxiety and the moon. That was it! It’s the moon that has been causing me and D problems at night.

I asked my 6 colleagues in my office if they had experienced bad sleep the last few nights and 4 of them said they had and went onto describe their issues which also included vivid and horrible dreams. ‘It’s the Supermoon!’ I exclaimed and went on to say I have heard somewhere at some point that a full moon is the worst night for crime and that it can send people, and animals, a bit crazy.

I have looked at a few articles on the web and there are some studies that claim to prove the moon effect our sleep and others say it’s lunacy (haha). I’m convinced the moon does have some sort of effect on us.

Have you experienced any Supermoon symptoms in the last few days?

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By Jenni Tulip

I'm a bright-haired, hill walking, magpie whispering, skull collecting, tree hugging, money saving, bird watching, happy campervanning, ferret fanatic, woodland dweller sharing my stories and passion for the outdoors to inspire you to immerse yourself in nature.