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Goodnight, Moon

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“Without the Moon, our days would be just 6 hours long!”–Paul Ebeling

Goodnight, Moon

Keep track of the lunar cycle (StarDate has a handy calculator), and a few days before the full moon, try incorporating the following into your nightly routine:

  • Wear a sleep mask. Your circalunar rhythms keep the beat even when the Moon isn’t visible. But if it is, that extra light isn’t going to help.
  • Chill. Sleep researchers recommend a bedroom temperature of 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit for ideal sleep.
  • Boost melatonin. Though OTC melatonin supplements can carry some unpleasant side effects, you can prime the pump on your body’s production with a bedtime snack of natural sources: dried cherries, grapes, olives and nuts.
  • Skip the nightcap. One thing your bedtime snack shouldn’t include, though: a martini. Alcoholic beverages in the evening suppress melatonin production, keeping you from drowsiness and the deepest stages of sleep.
  • Get noisy in the bedroom. A fan or white noise machine may help lull you to sleep quicker (and keep you there). YouTube has some great all-night tracks of rain, trains, oceans and starship engines from which to choose.
  • Try moon milk! Because when we roll with a theme, we roll hard. 😉

More moon means less sleep

And remember: this is only temporary. For the next couple of weeks, your lunar clock only gets more sleep-friendly.

Have a happy weekend, Keep the Faith!

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Paul A. Ebeling, a polymath, excels, in diverse fields of knowledge Including Pattern Recognition Analysis in Equities, Commodities and Foreign Exchange, and he is the author of "The Red Roadmaster's Technical Report on the US Major Market Indices, a highly regarded, weekly financial market commentary. He is a philosopher, issuing insights on a wide range of subjects to over a million cohorts. An international audience of opinion makers, business leaders, and global organizations recognize Ebeling as an expert.