Have you ever felt tired after an evening of a full moon? Do you know you might have a full moon hangover?
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This comes as the first full moon of the year could be seen in its full glory on Friday evening. The Wolf Moon reached its peak illumination at 11:07 pm GMT on Friday, 6 January.
During the Full Wolf Moon, when the Moon is furthest from the sun, an astronomical arrangement called aphelion will be around 91.6 million miles (147.4 million km) from the sun.
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At the same time, Earth’s distance from the sun is around 91.4 million miles (147.1 million km) from our star. The distance between the Earth and the Moon will be around 250,000 miles (around 400,000 km).
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According to astrology.com, the moon symbolizes our inner experience and intuition.
It furthermore said the moon is physically associated with our hormonal cycles.
“A full moon might magnify the energy and intentions you are already moving through.”
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SO CAN A FULL MOON AFFECT OUR SLEEP?
It’s possible. The full moon’s light may make us stay up late and lose sleep, but that’s not all.
According to Alex Dimitriu, MD, and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, the increase in light during a full moon has more scientific effects on the human body.
For example, the full moon allows “increased activity by providing better visibility,” and it may also “[off-set] our circadian cycle to later in the night, due to the presence of light.”
THE INCREASE IN LIGHT HAS SCIENTIFIC EFFECTS ON THE BODY
These theories are, however, still inconclusive.
Dimitriu said our lives are no doubt affected by the moon, but its effects on mood and sleep are less clear.
He explained that their effects are less prominent with artificial lighting.
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WHAT IS A FULL MOON HANGOVER?
A full moon hangover affects each of us differently. For some, it can affect their sleep patterns.
This, in turn, alters hormone levels, leaving one feeling feel raw and drained.
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“If you are working through sadness or grief, the full moon can augment these feelings to the point of catharsis and resolve; or, if you are moving through a period of growth and expansion, the full moon may amplify this energy into a culmination.
“Either way, the moon’s soft light may shine some clarity on our more hidden caverns, those emotional realms you may not consciously choose to enter.”
LET’S LOOK AT FIVE WAYS TO CURE A FULL MOON HANGOVER:
Here are five ways to cure a full moon hangover:
- Notice and track how you feel during different lunar phases—not only the full moon phase. Tracking our cycles of sleep, energy, and feelings can enlighten us and prepare us for better self-care.
- Drink lots of water and broths.
- Eat nourishing, slow-cooked food. Rest as much as you can.
- Develop an embodied ritual during the full moon like body oiling, an herbal bath, or a steam.
- Integration is a process that cannot be rushed. It is like getting over the flu, though you feel you are through the worst of it, your recovering body needs extra care before feeling totally robust again.