爱思英语编者按:一项研究表明,孩童在满月时可能会减少几分钟的睡眠时间。这项研究对包括印度在内的12个国家的孩童进行了调查。 
 
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Children may sleep less when there is a full moon, but only by a few minutes, according to a new study conducted on kids from 12 countries, including India.
 
一项研究表明,孩童在满月时可能会减少几分钟的睡眠时间。这项研究对包括印度在内的12个国家的孩童进行了调查。
 
However, the study failed to find a link between the occurrence of the full moon and kids’ activity levels, debunking the myth that children are more hyper during a full moon.
 
然而,该研究并没有找到满月和孩童活动水平的联系,这使得孩童在满月期间更亢奋的谜团浮出水面。
 
Researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Canada analysed information from over 5,800 children, ages 9 to 11, from 12 countries - India, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, Kenya, Portugal, South Africa, the UK and the US.
 
加拿大东安大略儿童医院的研究人员分析了5800名儿童的数据。这些儿童年龄在九岁到十二岁不等,分别来自印度、澳大利亚、巴西、加拿大、中国、哥伦比亚、芬兰、肯尼亚、波兰、南美、英国和美国。
 
The children wore accelerometers - devices similar to fitness trackers that record body movement and can be used to monitor sleep - 24 hours a day, for at least seven days.
 
在至少七天之内,这些孩童全天都佩戴加速器。加速器和健身追踪器功能相似,能够记录身体活动和监控睡眠。
 
Results showed that children’s activity levels - including the amount of time they spent doing high- and low-intensity activity, and their sedentary time - were about the same during a full moon and new moon.
 
结果显示,孩子们的活动水平在满月期间和新月期间的水平相同。活动水平的数据包括他们进行高强度、低强度活动的时间以及久坐的时间。
 
However, children’s sleep time was about 5 minutes shorter on nights with a full moon, compared to nights with a new moon, ’Live Science’ reported.
 
Live Science杂志报道称,但是儿童在满月夜的睡眠时间比新月夜少了大约五分钟。
 
This is about one per cent of children’s total sleep time, researchers said.
 
研究人员表示,这大约是一名儿童总共睡眠时间的1%。
 
One possible reason could be that the brightness of the full moon interferes with children’s sleep, they said.
 
他们表示,一个可能的原因是明亮的满月干扰了孩子们的睡眠。
 
The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics.
 
该研究在期刊《儿科前沿》上出版。