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You will find that many people have slept poorly over the last few nights.

Some people are a wee bit more sensitive to rhythmic changes in gravity and it throws them off.

This is a moon positioning thing.

When the angular diameter of the sun and moon are really close (like now, just pre winter) and the moon is gibbous (you see a half circle) and daily light amount changes rapidly (a lot less light each day), the body is somehow mis-tricked into when to sleep and awaken.

How does the body detect all this (besides the obvious amount of light thing)? No one really knows. I would guess it has something to do with the inner ear actually responding like tides. Maybe not. This is one of those things where its real tough to find a control since it really only has a hold on some people.

So - who slept poorly? If you did, blame the angle of the moon.
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I thought it was the coughing and sneezing I've been doing.
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whac3 wrote:
I thought it was the coughing and sneezing I've been doing.


No, that's what's been keeping Kate up.
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Kevin C wrote:
[citation needed]


It was something from college biology. Beats me where you can find the actual studies.

That's why I labelled the post 'weird science' and not 'stuff that everyone obviously knows'.
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Geosphere wrote:


So - who slept poorly? If you did, blame the angle of the moon.


I slept like a rock. I always sleep like a rock(unless the baby wakes me up). 4 year living on a ship, and movements and sounds don't affect my sleep much.
 
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Children woke up 3 times. Otherwise fine. I can now blame the moon for the children waking up though, so there is that.
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According to one sentence on PubMed: The release of neurohormones may be triggered by the electromagnetic radiation and/or the gravitational pull of the moon.

Couple that possibility with this snore-inducing article:

Snore-Inducing Article

Mystery solved.
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Thank you for the research I was too lazy to undertake.
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Well, it was just as rigorous as it's possible to be without escaping the outer circle of laziness.
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True story:
I had a dream last night where I ended up in a room with three naked women, and just as we were about to start fucking each others brains out, one of their mothers burst into the room and dragged her out, everyone else ran off, and then I woke up.

And then I found this thread, so I just had to come in and say: fuck you, moon.
asshole.
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das Andere wrote:
fuck you, moon.
asshole.


And here we see the origins of why exposing your rear to someone is called "mooning".
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das Andere wrote:


fuck you, moon.


It's a good thing that Margaret Wise Brown died when she did, or she'd be crying right now.
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Slept well last night but that could have been because I didn't sleep well the night before and was just catching up, so hard to say.

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I had a dream last night where all my teeth were falling out and I couldn't get a dentist appointment and had to camp out overnight in a dentist's waiting room. Then I ended up throwing a fit and wrecking things because I was so upset about it all.


Total derail but what's with the "losing my teeth" dreams? Both LeptFire and I have had several in the past and they don't appear to be that uncommon. Is this like a primal caveman fear of being able to chew all that tasty dino meat coming back to haunt us?
 
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whac3 wrote:
I thought it was the coughing and sneezing I've been doing.


No, that's what's been keeping Kate up.

Alright, Kate herself was more amused at that than I was.
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Slept great - but that was because I was slept in my own bed after two nights on the road. KC has some damn fine BBQ!
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Unusually wakeful the last 2 nights. Strange.
 
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Utrecht wrote:
Slept great - but that was because I was slept in my own bed after two nights on the road. KC has some damn fine BBQ!


Agreed on the BBQ.
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The Message wrote:
Total derail but what's with the "losing my teeth" dreams?


I know my teeth dreams are due to the fact that several of my teeth are lying on the road in Mattituck on Rt 25 since September...
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Unusually wakeful the last 2 nights. Strange.


DUN DUN DUNNNNNN.
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Total derail but what's with the "losing my teeth" dreams?


I know my teeth dreams are due to the fact that several of my teeth are lying on the road in Mattituck on Rt 25 since September...


You should go back and get them. Littering is against the law. You'll be fined.
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Everyone slept well last night, including my sick baby.
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Jythier wrote:
Geosphere wrote:
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Total derail but what's with the "losing my teeth" dreams?


I know my teeth dreams are due to the fact that several of my teeth are lying on the road in Mattituck on Rt 25 since September...


You should go back and get them. Littering is against the law. You'll be fined.


It's evidence. No touching.
 
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sisteray wrote:
Everyone slept well last night, including my sick baby.


Our two year old is waking up every hour. She's been sick for over a month. I feel like a zombie and I think my 8-months pregnant wife is going to snap.

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Geosphere wrote:
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Total derail but what's with the "losing my teeth" dreams?


I know my teeth dreams are due to the fact that several of my teeth are lying on the road in Mattituck on Rt 25 since September...


You should go back and get them. Littering is against the law. You'll be fined.


It's evidence. No touching.


Evidently.
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jonnylawless wrote:
sisteray wrote:
Everyone slept well last night, including my sick baby.


Our two year old is waking up every hour. She's been sick for over a month. I feel like a zombie and I think my 8-months pregnant wife is going to snap.


My wishes for good health to you and your family.
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