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Full moon may disrupt sleep

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You don't have to be a werewolf to feel restless when the full moon rises.

A new study in the journal "Cell Biology" suggests people get less, and low quality, sleep around the time of full moons.

Participants in the study got an average of 20 minutes less sleep around full moons, and researchers found it took them about five minutes longer to fall asleep.

Deep sleep also decreased about 30-percent compared to sleep during a new moon.

The number of participants in the study was relatively small, so researchers aren't sure if the result apply to a wider population.

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