How the Moon and the Sun affect a person?

Surely many have heard that the lunar phases and solar activity can affect a person’s well-being. But is this statement true from a scientific point of view?

According to the British police, on the full moon

Australian psychiatrists have drawn curious conclusions. Full moon admission of critically ill patients to clinics in Australia

According to Swiss scientists, when the moon is full, sleep

Most likely, this is influenced by a change in the brightness of the lunar disk, which regulates the level of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep.

Moon phases

It is assumed that similar processes can occur with people. But the lunar sensitivity in humans is so low that such studies are difficult.

Why this is happening is not yet clear. It is possible that animals have «lunar rhythms» like circadian rhythms that regulate activity during the day.

The influence of the sun on humans

In humans, this is expressed in an increase or decrease in blood pressure, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, loss of appetite and exacerbation of chronic diseases.

However, the degree of negative consequences depends on the individual meteosensitivity of a person. Some people may not even notice a geomagnetic storm.

Although the influence of the Moon and the Sun on a person exists, it is not too noticeable to the prying eye. Most people won’t even notice that their behavior has changed.