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Full moon - people going nuts.

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I decided to actually do a search for NIH articles via the Google search engine. Looking at research from 2000 onward, I found 3 pro and 4 con. 2 of the 3 pro-findings are free-to-read, but unfortunately we cannot read about the null findings unless we pay up. The second one appears to come from a Polish journal. That is Polish.

 

PRO

 

Evidence that the lunar cycle influences human sleep. (Current Biology, 2013)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23891110

 

The lunar cycle: effects on human and animal behavior and physiology. (Postępy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej, 2006)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16407788

 

Gout attacks and lunar cycle. (Medical Hypotheses, 2000)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11021320

 

CON

 

Do lunar phases influence menstruation? A year-long retrospective study. (Endocrine Regulations, 2013)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23889481

 

The influence of lunar cycle on frequency of birth, birth complications, neonatal outcome and the gender: a retrospective analysis. (Acta Obstetricia et Gynecolegica Scandanavica, 2008)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18607814

 

Birth rate and its correlation with the lunar cycle and specific atmospheric conditions. (American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15970864

 

The effect of the lunar cycle on frequency of births and birth complications. (American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15902138

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The cycles of the moon have both regulatory and disruptive effects on the human organism, specifically influencing cardiac function, hormonal drip, organ clocks, fluid balancing, moods, mental health, metabolism, sleep patterns, and more. There are thousands of studies that confirm lunar influences ...


As an example, a study published in the International Journal of Biometeorology (Chakraborty 2013) regarding heart rate and blood pressure in different phases of the moon determined that the gravitation pull of the moon throughout the shifting phases has a measurable effect on cardiovascular systems. 



...and another: Human Responses to the Geophysical Daily, Annual and Lunar Cycles




...and another: Evidence that the Lunar Cycle Influences Human Sleep





[ for more studies, google "lunar biological effects .pdf .edu" and "chronobiology lunar .pdf .edu ]



In my experience, having worked in nightclubs, hospitals, and schools ... the cycles of the moon can have a multitude of effects on humans. As a night club manager, I scheduled extra staff and security for the two weeks during which the moon waxes and less staff during the waning two weeks. I also managed inventor in the same way. As a grad student in clinical psych I interned in residential treatment facilities and hospitals and saw first hand how admissions and episodes increased during both the week of the full moon and the week of the dark moon. And as an college level educator, I witnessed class attendance, attention levels, and participation all increase and decrease in synch with the waxing and waning cycles of the moon.

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The cycles of the moon have both regulatory and disruptive effects on the human organism, specifically influencing cardiac function, hormonal drip, organ clocks, fluid balancing, moods, mental health, metabolism, sleep patterns, and more. There are thousands of studies that confirm lunar influences ...
As an example, a study published in the International Journal of Biometeorology (Chakraborty 2013) regarding heart rate and blood pressure in different phases of the moon determined that the gravitation pull of the moon throughout the shifting phases has a measurable effect on cardiovascular systems. 

...and another: Human Responses to the Geophysical Daily, Annual and Lunar Cycles
...and another: Evidence that the Lunar Cycle Influences Human Sleep

[ for more studies, google "lunar biological effects .pdf .edu" and "chronobiology lunar .pdf .edu ]

In my experience, having worked in nightclubs, hospitals, and schools ... the cycles of the moon can have a multitude of effects on humans. As a night club manager, I scheduled extra staff and security for the two weeks during which the moon waxes and less staff during the waning two weeks. I also managed inventor in the same way. As a grad student in clinical psych I interned in residential treatment facilities and hospitals and saw first hand how admissions and episodes increased during both the week of the full moon and the week of the dark moon. And as an college level educator, I witnessed class attendance, attention levels, and participation all increase and decrease in synch with the waxing and waning cycles of the moon.

 

 

Ha, interesting. I browsed through the first link which seems to contain reasonable insight, will read the pdf later. Thanks.

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