(Natalia Cuevas-Huaico - Black Press Media)

Morning Start: Weird dream? Blame the super moon

Your morning start for Tuesday, March 10, 2020

It’s 8 a.m. — you walk into the office expressing your lack of sleep last night was due to the spring equinox super moon, your work colleagues aren’t convinced, but science has your back.

Fun Fact of the day:

Weird dream? Blame the super moon.

Research has proven that people are more likely to have bizarre dreams during a full moon, but the content of our dreams doesn’t vary with the season or days of the week, it has more to do with the brightness and gravitational pull of the moon. Scientists around the world have come to the conclusion that the production of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin is altered during a full moon leading to the higher disturbance of our dreams. The theory was tested by seeing how the earth’s magnetic field affects the pineal gland of a rat.

The theory was later tested on humans and findings suggested that electromagnetic changes caused by a full moon do, in fact, alter the amounts of melatonin absorbed by the human pineal gland. For those whose forte isn’t biology, the pineal gland, which in many ancient texts is regarded as the “third eye,” is scientifically known as the body’s master gland that pumps melatonin into the body.

Weather forecast according to Environment Canada:

Describe the weather in one word: Bipolar.

In Kelowna:

In Vernon:

In Penticton:

In Salmon Arm:

In case you missed it:

Toilet paper is being picked off shelves faster than stores can order it. Several Okanagan grocery stores have seen their shelves wiped bare of the paper product. Read more here.

Video of the day:

If this is you in most social situations, raise your hand.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Environment Canada weather

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Scavenger hunt promotes downtown Kelowna businesses

The Great Kelowna Scavenger Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22

No cause for concern: RCMP canine unit training in Kelowna

Officers were spotted in the Landmark District on Thursday

Green candidate making Okanagan stops

Dimitri Lascaris, federal leadership candidate, coming to Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna

Aldo Shoes’ Kelowna store to close permanently

The branch is among those closing as the company restructures to deal with COVID-19 debt

Are you ready for tourists? Tourism Kelowna wants your input

Tourism Kelowna’s survey asks Central Okanagan residents if they’re comfortable reopening tourism

Video: SUV burns alongside the highway near Salmon Arm

Footage of the burning vehicle was posted to Youtube.

Algae bloom highlights nutrient concerns in Shuswap water quality report

Shuswap Watershed Council releases 2019 water quality report

Health Canada says several kids hospitalized after eating edible pot products

People warned not to store cannabis products where children can find them

‘It’s not just about me’: McKenna cites need to protect politicians from threats

Police investigation was launched after someone yelled obscenities at a member of McKenna’s staff

Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles

First study of its kind in the U.S. to figure out whether existing lanes or shoulders could be used

Police in Summerland hand out treats with tickets

Positive Ticketing Campaign began Aug. 9 at Summerland Skatepark

Large missing python found ssssafe in Victoria after being on the lam for weeks

The snake was located more than six kilometres from where it went missing

COLUMN: Waiting for answers on COVID-19, benefits and WE charity

Recent questions raised in the House of Commons have not yet been answered

What’s COVID-19 doing to friendships?

Life and Faith column by Jim Taylor

Most Read