It’s a question posed since the first exhausted parents tried to deal with their Energizer bunny of a child, still up and still rambunctious at one o’clock in the morning – is my kid a werewolf?
Now with a recent study on how the lunar cycle might be affecting children’s behaviour we can finally announce the more or less definite results: not likely. The comprehensive study tracked the waking and sleeping habits of 7372 children aged nine to 11 from 12 countries around the world to see if their behaviour was affected by the full moon. Using accelerators strapped to the children’s waists to monitor movement, researchers were able to collect data on sleep duration, light-intensity activity, moderately vigorous activity and total sedentary time over a seven day period. Once the results were calculated and coordinated with the various phases of the moon, it was found that only sleep duration was affected by the lunar cycle -on average, children slept five minutes less when the moon is full, representing a one per cent reduction in sleep time.
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You don’t need to be a fucking astronaut to stand on the moon. Besides, a lot of people think they faked the whole moon landing anyway. But not you. You can channel your inner Armstrong right in the comfort of your parent’s basement. With this rug.
SCIENTISTS say they’ve proven what paramedics have claimed for years – evidence that shows people go a bit nutty when there’s a full moon.
Dr Gordian Fulde has been the director of the emergency department at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital for 30 years and says throughout his entire career he’s known “people really do behave more strangely than they normally do” at the peak of the lunar cycle.
“It’s a very firm belief because it’s just been like this for years, decades and centuries,” Dr Fulde said.
However, science has only just caught up.
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