How Moonlight Can Affect Your Sleep

The very word “Moonlight” brings up so many romantic connotations from childhood fairy stories. 

Being wide awake at 3 am with moonlight streaming through your curtains is not so romantic. Every month I see people who are having trouble sleeping, especially around the time of the full moon.  One poor young lady was unable to go to sleep until 6 am, others get headaches or find they can’t think straight.  

Can different phases of the moon really affect your sleep? The answer is most definitely yes, and there are many studies to support this claim.  

We are all told to stop using screens well before bedtime, but the moon acts like a giant super “screen”. It is an enormous source of intense light that can disturb your internal body clock and leave you “tired and wired”, especially if it’s a “super” moon.

It is little wonder that moonlight can disrupt sleep patterns. The gravitational pull between the moon and the sun, the “Lunar Effect”, is so powerful it also plays a huge role in sea tides, causing them to rise and fall.

Some farmers even consult the moon calendar to know when is the best time to plant their seeds as different phases can influence the growth cycles of plants and crop yield.

If this is something that affects you do get in touch as there are several homeopathic remedies that can help. I would also advise downloading the moon calendar so you are aware of the dates of the full moon and can make sure you avoid looking at it if possible.

“Insomnia had been a major issue for me and Cathy’s sleep remedies just worked a treat. This has been a major breakthrough for me and has completely transformed my quality of life and sense of wellbeing.”

Mrs N M, Alresford, Hants.