Humans have an intrinsic and strong connection to sunlight, which evolved over time. Before the development of electricity people were bound by the constraints of daylight, and their sleep cycles followed suit.
However, nowadays, electricity and technological stimulation let your body and mind to be active after sundown that may wreak havoc on your health. Adhering to a normal sleep pattern plays a significant role in maintaining good health.
What’s the “Body Clock”?
A lot of people report that they fall asleep with ease, but wake up each night at the same time. It may be frustrating, particularly if you cannot fall back asleep and don’t wake up refreshed the next day.
In addition, the notion of an “Organ Clock” in Chinese medicine is a beneficial tool in identifying why it takes place. In Chinese medicine, qi or energy moves through your body’s organs and meridians in a twenty-four-hour cycle. Every 2 hours the energy or qi is strongest in a specific organ and its functions in your body.
What’s more, your emotions, body and mind are inseparable in Chinese medicine, which means that in case you have disharmony in your physical body, it’s tied to your emotional state.
For instance, in case you wake up at three AM, when your liver energy peaks, you may be experiencing Liver Qi stagnation that may be associated with high levels of stress, unresolved anger, drinking too much alcohol, and following an unhealthy diet. In case you often wake at four AM, it may be triggered by an imbalance in your Lungs that may be associated with decreased immune function, sadness and grief, or fatigue.
Your body is a combination of your spiritual and physical health, and its internal clock often sends signals to you. Do you wake up at the same time each night? In case you do wake up at the same time each night, it suggests that your body is trying to tell you something.
Here Is What It Means If You Wake up Each Night at the Same Time:
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Many people go to sleep between 9 and 11 pm. It’s when your endocrine system begins to restore its balance and your enzymes begin to refill.
Your endocrine system is responsible for regulating your hormones. Therefore, in case you wake up at this time each night, you may be too stressed or your body may be in a flight or fight mode. It may be linked to eating a large meal later in the day or following an unhealthy diet.
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM
It’s the time of your Gall Bladder. Waking up at this time each night may suggest that your gallbladder isn’t capable of properly breaking down fat. That’s why you should avoid foods high in fat.
In Chinese medicine, that period of time is when yin energy starts fading and yang energy starts growing. Yang energy can help you stay active throughout the day and is accumulated when you’re asleep.
Furthermore, subconscious feelings of resentment might appear between 11 pm and 1 am. You may be judgmental with yourself or somebody else. So, you should forgive and accept other people.
1:00 AM – 3:00 AM
As we have already mentioned, in case you wake up during this time, when your liver energy peaks, you may be experiencing Liver Qi stagnation that may be linked to high levels of stress, unresolved anger, drinking too much alcohol, and following an unhealthy diet.
3:00 AM – 5:00 AM
It’s the time when your lungs repair, because they receive a flow of energy. So, in case you wake up between three and five am each night, it may be an indicator of a blockage as well as inability to relax. As mentioned above, it may also be an indicator of grief and sadness.
It may also be associated with long periods of feeling cold, sensitivity to strange sounds, lucid dreaming, or appetite changes.
5:00 AM – 7:00 AM
It’s the time of the activation of your colon. That’s why it’s the best time to have a bowel movement as well as remove toxins from your body. It’s also the best time to comb your hair and wash your body.
It’s thought that combing your hair can help clear out energy from your mind. Feelings of being stuck or emotions of defensiveness could be evoked at this time.