Nowadays, more and more people complain about being unable to fall asleep or waking up at the same time in the middle of the night. It might a sign that your body is trying to send you and you need to pay attention to this to be able to interpret it.
According to the ancient Chinese Medicine Body Clock, energy runs through a different meridian of your body at different times of day.
These meridians are like channels which send energy to different organs in order to promote health and vitality.
When there is a blockage in these energetic channels via life events and stress, this can cause you to wake at night.
At what time do you wake up in the middle of the night?
9 pm to 11 pm
This means you are having trouble falling asleep in the first place and is probably a stress issue.
Remove any electronics from your bedroom and avoid using any type of computer or accessing the Internet 2 hours before bed. Try reading and meditation, or a hot bath and light restorative yoga session to relax your mind and body.
11 pm to 1 am
Have any resentments? Even if you say no, next time you wake at this hour get up and pull out a pad of paper. Write down what makes you mad, who are you angry at, what has been irritating you lately.
Also, this is typically when your gallbladder breaks down fats consumed during the day. If you had a double-cheeseburger at the local fast food joint it could wake you later at night.
1 am to 3 am
This is when your liver is doing its thing and if you drank alcohol that day the liver-cleansing process of that indulgence could be waking you up.
3 am to 5 am
This could be a sign of spiritual progress/cleansing.
It can also be associated with the health of your lungs, which is said to be where we process our sadness. If this remains a nightly thing at this hour you may want to consider getting a therapist to help you with your emotional health.
5 am to 7 am
This is when the large intestine is doing its thing. Which means you are just waking to use the bathroom.
If that’s not the case, it could be emotions that need to be dealt with and the perfect time to wake and start a journaling + meditation practice.