Eric Jain on Sleep and Moon Phases

Eric Jain stumbled upon a study published in 2013 that found the a full moon was associated with less sleep. Being an avid self-tracker and a toolmaker he decided to find out if that was true for him as well. Eric used his tool, Zenobase, to import, aggregate, filter, and then analyze his sleep data in a few unique ways. While he found some evidence that a full moon was associated with less total sleep he wasn’t able to make any statistically significant results. Watch his short video below, filmed at the Seattle QS meetup group, then take a look at his great screencast where he walks through all his steps to complete this analysis.

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One Response to Eric Jain on Sleep and Moon Phases

  1. gwern says:

    I’ve also done an analysis of my and several other people’s Zeo data examining Cajochen: http://www.gwern.net/Lunar%20sleep

    I found no influence despite an enormous dataset.

    Eric, any chance I could get a public copy of your data? I’d love to add it into the Zeo datasets I already have. You can email me at gwern@gwern.net

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