과학과 ‘미신’이 만날 때

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in 과학, 링크 | No Comments

Current Biology에 매달 보름을 전후해서 숙면을 취하지 못하는 경우가 많아진다는 (하지만 아무도 왜 그런지 모른다는) 흥미로운 연구가 발표되었습니다. 과학과 ‘미신’이 만나는 지점이 더 많아졌으면 좋겠네요.

“A new study finds that around the full moon humans get less shut-eye and their slumber is not as deep, even if sleep is restricted to windowless rooms free of environmental and time-based cues—such as those found in a sleep lab. The findings, published today in Current Biology, suggest that restful sleep takes a hit during a full moon as well as a few days before and after the phase. Still, no one has any idea why that would occur or what biological mechanism could be at work.”

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/it-must-be-the-moon-tired/

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