“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” Thomas Dekker
Do you find yourself waking up at the same time every night without an alarm clock? If so, it might be a sign that you need to pay attention to. You have different types of energies flowing through your body that you may not be aware of.
The Chinese Organ Body Clock works on the premise that chi or qi moves through the body at different times during the day and night. Chi moves from one body system to another to maintain health and wellness. This cycle takes 24 hours and each system is given 2 hours of chi ‘charge’ time.
Therefore, if there is a blockage that impedes the flow of energy from one organ to organ or one system to system, that blockage could be forcing you to wake up at the same time during the night.
Physical, mental, and emotional problems can all create blockages, and knowing what might be wrong can help you deal with the problem and ensure you have a great nights sleep again.
Trouble sleeping between 9:00pm and 11:00pm
Going to sleep between 9pm and 11pm is the typical bedtime for most people. If you are having difficulty falling asleep during this time it could be a sign of excess stress and worries from during the day. Positive affirmations, meditation, or relaxation exercises are highly recommended to help you get a good nights sleep.
Waking between 11:00pm and 1:00am
According to the Chinese body clock, it is during this time of the night and early morning that the energy meridian of the gall bladder is active. Waking up at this time frame can be associated with emotional disappointment. Try to be more accepting and forgiving of yourself and others in order to help you to get back to sleep.
Waking between 1:00am and 3:00am
It is during this time that Chinese medicine has associated with the energy meridian of the liver. If you find yourself regularly waking up between 1am and 3am, it can be associated with the emotions of anger and excess yang energy. Try taking more ownership of any situation that might be causing you to feel angry or frustrated in order to help you sleep peacefully throughout the night.
Waking between 3:00am and 5:00am
I find myself waking up during this time. After some research, I discovered that waking up between 3am and 5am is associated with the energy meridian that runs through the lungs and the emotion of sadness. To help myself get back to sleep during this time, I usually practice a few relaxing minutes of deep breathing exercises.
I also discovered that waking up between 3am and 5am could also be a sign alerting you to pay more attention to messages that are being sent to you to follow your passion and your higher purpose, and to also take charge of anything that might be causing you any sadness in your life. Read more about The signs of the Law of Attraction here.
Waking between 5:00am and 7:00am
The Chinese body clock has associated waking up between 5am and 7am with the energy flow in the large intestines. Having some emotional blockages can also be associated with this time of the morning.
Try a few minutes of light muscle stretches to help you to relax your mind and your muscles. You could also try going to the bathroom to help remove some toxins from your body and also help you get back to sleep.
If you are waking up at the same time regularly during the night, start listening to your body, look for the signs and take action so that you can have a great nights sleep again.
Sweet dreams !