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Can't sleep? blame the moon

A full moon illuminates Garnet Ghost Town, Mont., on Dec. 30, drawing long shadows on the snow in the dead of winter. Associated Press photos (Associated Press photos / Independent Record)
A full moon illuminates Garnet Ghost Town, Mont., on Dec. 30, drawing long shadows on the snow in the dead of winter. Associated Press photos (Associated Press photos / Independent Record)

When the full moon shines into our bedroom window, my husband often says, “Why did you leave the outside light on?” And later, as he snores away, I am up pacing through the house in the dark, unable to sleep.

Finally, research supports my experience: the full moon messes with our sleep patterns, and maybe even those of animals. One night as I was walking through our darkened home, I gazed through the huge living room window to see a deer gazing back at me.

“You, too?”  I asked. 

(S-R archives photo: A full moon illuminates Garnet Ghost Town, Mont.)




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