Am I part werewolf?

By October 8, 2015Health, Sleep

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Am I growing hair, are fangs growing too?  Oh no, what’s happening.

I wrote this post one night when I just struggled to fall asleep.

My body told me I’m tired, I felt sleepy so I lay down in bed ready for a restful night sleep.  I snuggle up in my blanket and dose off only to wake up in the middle of the night all bright eyed and bushy tailed.

I use the bathroom, then lay back down and try to get back to sleep, but for some reason I am just not sleepy.  So I get up and roam around the house like a little mouse looking for food.  Lurking through the dark just checking things out, looking out the window and oh what a beautiful FULL moon. 

Now, granted I am not one to not be able to sleep at night. Normally I am whipped and ready for a good nights sleep and can sleep like a baby. I love to sleep, but once I started taking note in this pattern of mine, I noticed this happens once a month and on a full moon of all things. Hmmm, what’s up with that. Could it be that I am part werewolf?

Related: Do you get charlie horses, spasms, locked ankles at night ?

 

I do tend to look in the mirror when this happens just to make sure I am not growing fangs, large ears or hairy face, arms and legs.  I do have to check a couple times JUST TO MAKE SURE.

So why is it that I can’t sleep soundly during a full moon?  Ok so I had to set out to figure this out and here is what I came up with.  We have an inner caveman within us. What?  According to scientist they claim that we have an internal biological clock hardwired into our genes – so we have genes of a wolf?  This means we sleep less during a full moon.

Normally it takes people longer to nod off and when they do, they sleep less. As for me, oh I can nod off quickly, but 1-hour later bam I’m up and energized.

So is it really the glow of the full moon or it’s gravitational pull? 

According to studies people have a lower level of melatonin during a full moon, which is the hormone that regulates sleep cycle.   Well maybe that explains why when I drink a glass of milk and lay back down, I fall asleep and sleep like a baby.

Well, now I can rest knowing I’m not part werewolf and that I will not grow hair in the middle of the night.

I do however wake up with a moon hangover.  Interesting isn’t it?

So last question is, how do you spell it?  werewolf or warewolf? 

The real answer is werewolf, but 45% of the population spells it with an “a”.

Please leave me a comment and let me know if you are one that also can’t sleep during a full moon.