The human body has its own internal mechanisms and clocks which control the work and function of the organs in the body.
The Chinese medicine believes that the human body dedicates different energies to different organs within the 24-hour cycle.
Therefore, in case you wake up at the same time every night, it is a sign that the energy in the body is somehow obstructed, physically or spiritually, and the natural balance of the body is disrupted.
The following list reveals the wake-up times and their link to the body organs, which will help you discover the cause of your symptoms:
This is the time when most of us try to fall asleep. If you have a hard time sleeping between this time it could be that your body is too stressed and is subconsciously in fight or flight mode.
You may also find that your fearful or anxious thoughts become louder and make you feel either threatened or unsafe in some way.
This is the time of day when energy is also sent to replenish your immune system, so if you are feeling ill you may experience stronger symptoms at this time.
If you find yourself having trouble sleeping at this time, try reciting positive mantras that make you feel safe and protected.
You may also benefit from meditating or adopting a night time ritual to help calm your mind.
If you wake often at this time it may be due to resentments you carry. This is the time in the 24 hour cycle that yin energy is turned into yang.
Yang energy is highly active, and your body is supposed to be storing this energy for the next day. Reinforce self love and appreciation, doing your best to stay calm and conserve energy.
This is physically when the gallbladder is breaking down fats. You maybe are getting too much unhealthy fats or oils.
This is one of the more common times to be woken up as this is when the meridian servicing the liver is strongest.
The liver is responsible for so many bodily functions including hormonal balance, digestion and the clearance of toxins and stress. So waking during this time could indicate that one of these areas is stressed or weak.
Blockages in the liver meridian can also indicate anger, anxiety, guilt and rage. In fact, feelings of unresolved anger and resentment could manifest at this time.
If you find this to be true, try to take ownership of the situation and reflect on the truth of how you really feel. It may also help to practice self-loving affirmations and positive self-talk.
Waking up during this time may also indicate that your body has too much yang energy, so try balancing it with more yin energy by eating cooling foods and connecting with your emotions.
This is when the meridian that services the lungs is strongest. Of course, we are always breathing but during these hours the lungs are given a boost of energy and are replenished for the day ahead.
In order to breathe the body has to be relaxed, so waking up during this time could indicate a blockage or inability to go with the flow and relax into the direction that life is taking you.
The lungs also symbolise where we process grief and sadness, so if you have been feeling emotional you may also wake around this time.
In order to ease any emotional feelings at this time, try to release control over events and have more faith and trust in the flow of the Universe. You may also benefit from taking deep, conscious breaths.
Qi energy has moved to your large intestine, which is linked to emotional blockages, guilt, and feeling “stuck.” Drinking water, stretching, using the restroom, and addressing these emotions can help to regulate your sleep cycle.