Waking up in the middle of the night is a completely natural occurrence. However, do you know what it means if you are waking up every night at the same time?
This could be explained with the help of the Chinese Organ or Body Clock which works on the premise that chi or qi moves throughout the body at different parts of the body. At different periods during the day, the chi moves from one body system to another so that it can strengthen and restore.
The cycle lasts 24 hours and every system has 2 hours of chi charging time. Hence, if there is some kind of blockage which prevents the proper flow of energy from organ to organ or system to system, that blockage is the main culprit for the waking up. Namely, emotional, physical, or mental health issues can all cause blockages.
Difficulties falling asleep between 9 pm and 11 pm
During this period, the arteries or blood vessels are active. Hence, any health problems related to the immune system, thyroid, adrenals, or metabolism, could be keeping you awake. Also, stress, confusion, and paranoia are possible culprits. In order to treat this problem, try meditating, do yoga, or repeat mantras.
Waking up between 11 pm and 1 am
Waking up in this period is related to the gallbladder. This part of the body breaks down all the fat consumed throughout the day. If you frequently wake up in this period, you may need to include healthier fats in your nutrition.
Additionally, if you are judging yourself or others for something or if you feel resentment toward someone, this could be the reason for your waking up. Therefore, let go of yours and others’ mistakes and avoid feeling resentment. Instead, accept and forgive yourself and others.
Waking up between 1 am and 3 am
During this period, the liver refreshes and we are all aware how important the liver is. If you frequently wake up during this period, it could mean that your liver has a lot of toxins to deal with. One solution is to turn to a healthier diet and also lower the alcohol consumption.
Also, you could be waking up in this period if you feel anger, rage, and guilt. For that purpose, find ways to release your accumulated anger and try to find clarity in times of trouble.
Waking up between 3 am and 5 am
In this period, the lungs gather oxygen and move it to all other systems. Waking up and coughing during this period could indicate a need for healthier food and cleaner air. Moreover, you could be waking up during this period if you are grieving or if you are sad. It’s important to grieve appropriately, accept these feelings, and move on in life.
Waking up between 3 am and 7 am or feeling sick at this period
This is when the large intestine is cleansing and renewing itself. This is the reason why most people have bowel movement at this period of the day. Drink a lot of water to aid the process. When it comes to the emotional side, you could be waking up in this time if you are feeling stuck, impatient, or defensive about lack of growth in your life. Try out some uplifting morning mantras as a solution.
Take a look at the video to learn more about the body clock: