I am an insomniac and have been on and off since I was seven years old so I am used to weird sleeping patterns. I am permanently knackered most of the time, but you kind of get used to it. However, there are about four nights every month when I get even less than my usual amount. It’s around the full moon (so now-ish). Believe me I do not study lunar cycles and only realised this strange phenomenon after it had been going on for years (you might say I’m not very observant but then – as I mentioned – I am permanently tired), it has now become the most ridiculously predictable pattern: two nights of vivid (and largely terrifying) dreams, followed by two nights when the Antiques Roadshow with signing becomes my nightly companion (tend to give up on the ‘trying to go to sleep’ malarkey around 3am.
I don’t know if this is just a cycle that my body’s got into or if it is genuinely caused by the moon. Either way, I’ll probably be channel surfing at some un-Godly hour tonight.