Have you ever noticed that you wake up at the same time every night without the alarm going off? Is this something that happens to you every single night and you’ve got no clue what’s causing it? The truth is that this is a sign you should pay attention to and not dismiss it as something irrelevant. We’re all beings with energy flowing through us, and even though you may not be aware of it, these energies are important.
We’ve talked about the energy meridians from Traditional Chinese Medicine before and we’ve mentioned how they are used for the practice of acupressure and acupuncture. However, these energy meridians are also linked to a clock mechanism that, as Chinese traditional medicine explains, supplies energy to different body parts in different times of the day and night. So, according to this, the time you wake up during the night can reveal a certain health problem you may be having in a specific body part or organ.
If you wake up from 9-11 PM…
Most people go to bed around this time, so if you experience trouble falling asleep from 9-11 PM you may suffer from excessive stress and you probably worry too much. You should take up meditation or yoga, start some positive mantras or do some relaxation exercises before going to bed to help you fall asleep faster.
If you wake up between 11PM and 1AM…
Traditional Chinese medicine says that this is when the gall bladder’s energy meridian is active. People who tend to wake up in this time of the night suffer from emotional disappointment. You should try to be more forgiving and try to accept yourself for who you are and love yourself unconditionally – this is the only way you will be able to fall back asleep.
If you wake up between 1 – 3AM
Traditional Chinese medicine says that this is the time of night when the energy meridian of the liver is active. People who wake up around this time struggle with anger and too much yang energy. You should try to overcome whatever made you angry and resolve your issues, find the cause and work on repairing it, if you want to restore your sleep.
If you wake up between 3-5AM
This is the time of the night when the lung’s energy meridian is active and this energy meridian is usually connected to feelings of sadness. You need to calm yourself down by doing some breathing exercises and you need to have faith that the Higher Power will come to your rescue.
This time of the night may also be a sign that your Higher Power is trying to alert you to start paying attention to the messages it’s trying to send. Your Higher Purpose may also be trying to lead you to your higher purpose in life. Below you can read some more about this crucial time of the night.
If you wake up between 5-7AM
If you wake up this early in the morning you’re under influence of your large intestines’ energy meridian which is linked to emotional blockages. Get up and go to the bathroom or do some light stretches in bed to get back to sleep.
Here’s why you may be waking up every night
Is there a connection between our brain function and waking up every night at the same time?
When we wake up in the middle of the night we’re not fully awake, at least our brain isn’t. The New Yorker describes this phenomenon of waking up suddenly as sleep inertia. The phenomenon was first named back in 1976 and it describes the period when you’re awake but not yet fully awaken, when you feel groggy and blurry.
When we wake up in the middle of the night suddenly the decision-making part of the brain, the prefrontal cortex, is not fully awake. That’s why we shouldn’t make any rash decisions in this period because we’re not able to think straight.
How to fulfill your higher purpose
We all dream when we sleep and this is the time when we’re most open to receiving messages and signals from the Higher Power about our destined path in life. Our dreams are full of signs and can reveal a lot about our spiritual journey. We need to analyze them understand the signs our Higher Power is trying to send to us.
Just like you can feel real pain as a result of an emotional problem, spirituality can manifest itself in tangible form as well. This is why we wake up in the middle of the night, the Higher Power is trying to contact us and this is the only way they can reach us, through our dreams and in our half-awake state. You need to accept your spirituality and your higher purpose if you want to fulfill it and upgrade yourself. This will help you reach a higher level of consciousness and awareness.
You may not believe in the Higher purpose, but if you constantly wake up between 3-5AM, you need to reevaluate your beliefs and become more open to the things you don’t fully understand. Don’t disregard this and tune in to the signals your Higher Power is trying to send.