From The Economist - "Lunacy? People do not sleep easy on nights when there is a full Moon":
And the answer was “yes”, the phase of the Moon does affect human sleep patterns, even when the human involved cannot possibly see the Moon. Electroencephalography showed that the volunteers slept, on average, 20 minutes less around the time of the full Moon. It also took them five minutes longer to get to sleep, their delta activity (a measure of how deeply they were sleeping) was 30% lower than at other times, their level of melatonin, a sleep-related hormone, was reduced, and they reported, subjectively, that they had not slept as well as usual.
The referenced study doesn't meet my needs because I don't believe the data supports the conclusion attributed to it by the Economist.
Is it true that the phase of the Moon affects human sleep patterns?