With the full moon this weekend, it got me thinking about the lunar effect on humans. So I looked it up & there have been studies done on different aspects of human behavior and the moon. It was found that the most significant changes were with people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. It also found that it does make a slight change with humans cardiovascular systems.
Because the moon’s cycles are known to influence natural phenomena like the tides, some cultures have developed a persistent — but mostly incorrect— belief that lunar phases also influence human emotions, behaviors, and health.
For the most part, a full moon doesn’t cause people to become more aggressive, violent, anxious, or depressed.
There does seem to be a link between the phases of the moon and changes in symptoms of bipolar disorder. There’s also some evidence that a full moon can lead to less deep sleep and a delay in entering into REM sleep. In addition, some studies have shown a slight change in cardiovascular conditions during a full moon.
Scientists continue to study how the moon influences various physiological and psychological systems. For now, though, it appears the effect of this heavenly body on your body is less powerful than once believed.
Lunar Effects Research Link
I had been wondering about the effects of the moon on humans & to a point my questions were answered. I believe it is up to the individual to see how in tune they are with the lunar cycles or other processes of nature. It was stated in the article that now humans are getting used to other rhythms because of cell phones & other unnatural light sources. Our bodies and systems are getting accustomed to unnatural forms of light guiding our sleep and wake cycles.