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6 Spooky Studies about the Full Moon Effect for Halloween

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The big, full moon is often associated with the spookiness of Halloween, which is just around the corner. Although moon calendars show there won’t be a full moon this Oct. 31st (it actually looks to be a “black moon” on Monday). However, the full moon may be more than a visual prop used to create a creepy atmosphere—some studies insist it has a profound effect on human behavior.

Many also support the idea that more unusual events take care when there’s a full moon. However, not all sources agree there’s a connection. “The moon holds a mystical place in the history of human culture, so it’s no wonder that many myths,” notes an article from LiveScience. But let’s take a closer look at six studies about this alleged phenomenon…

1. Full Moons Can Cause Bad Dreams

Okay, maybe not—we’re being a bit dramatic in the name of Halloween. However, Health.com notes that a full moon may make it more difficult to fall asleep– findings that are based on a study of 33 people.

The Swiss research found that the participants took 5-minutes longer to fall asleep during the 4-days before and after a full moon, explains the article. The participants also slept 20-minutes less, and had 30-percent less deep sleep. Maybe the participants were sleeping with one eye opened…

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