According to traditional Chinese medicine, chronic sleep disorders are generally caused by a Yin-Yang imbalance as a result of the disruption of the flow of energy in your body. This energy is called Qi and it is believed to be everywhere on Earth.
When in good physical condition, Qi flows freely through the body, but if you have health problems, there is probably a blockage of Qi in a particular internal organ that can wake you up at night.
We found out how our bodies work in the eyes of Chinese doctors and what might be the reason Why do we wake up at around the same time every night
What is the Chinese meridian clock?
The Chinese organ body clock assumes that Qi circulates through the body’s twelve major meridians related to certain internal organs. This cycle generally takes 24 hours, while each system in your body receives 2 hours of Qi charging time.
At night, Qi is drawn inward to recharge our bodies. Therefore, if your sleep is always interrupted at a certain time, there is probably an imbalance in one of the organ systems, because energy cannot pass through it, causing you to wake up.
21: 00-23: 00 – Thyroid
During the early stages of sleep, our endocrine system is rebalanced and our blood vessels become more active.
This means that any health problem associated with the immune system, thyroid, adrenal glands, or metabolism can keep you awake.
Difficulty falling asleep during this period can also be a sign of excessive stress and worry during the day.
To improve the quality of your sleep at this stage, you can practice meditation, do yoga at bedtime or successive muscle tension and relaxation exercises.
23: 00-01: 00 – Gallbladder
Your gallbladder produces bile, necessary for digestion and absorption to break down all the fat you have consumed throughout the day.
Waking up during this time may mean that you probably have gallbladder stones or that you need to adjust your fat intake and eat healthier oils.
The gallbladder is also associated with emotional disappointment, low self-esteem, bitterness, and resentment. Therefore, to go back to sleep, you must practice unconditional self-acceptance and forgiveness towards others.
01: 00-03: 00 – Liver
During this period, your body cleanses itself, removing waste from the blood and other tissues; That’s why waking up that part of the night can mean your liver has a lot of toxins to deal with.
To help you do your job properly, try drinking more pure water and reducing alcohol and caffeine.
Waking up during this period can also mean that you are full of negative emotions, such as anger, frustration, guilt, and rage, which must be resolved if you want to restore your sleep to normal.
03: 00-05: 00 – Lungs
Your lungs are the first organs to start filling with Qi by collecting oxygen and moving it to all other systems in preparation for a new day.
If you wake up during 3:00 to 5:00 and experience symptoms like coughing, sneezing, or a stuffy nose, it may indicate that you have excess mucus or a poor diet.
The lungs are also connected to the emotions of sadness and grief; therefore, waking up at that time may be a sign that you need to leave those feelings. In that case, doing some breathing exercises can help you sleep better.
05: 00-07: 00 – Large Intestine
During this morning, the energy flow is concentrated in the large intestine, eliminating waste from the body. If there is an imbalance in this organ, you may experience constipation, weight gain, or even premature aging.
To make your large intestine work properly and regulate your sleep cycle, you must stretch your muscles, drink plenty of water, and use the bathroom after waking up.
This period is also associated with emotional blocks, the feeling of being trapped, defensive, or impatient with your life. Waking up so constantly can be a sign that you need to let go of all your emotional burdens.
And how often do you wake up in the middle of the night? Do you think your meridian clock works correctly? Share your opinions in the comments!