According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, chronic sleep disorders are often caused by a Yin-Yang imbalance resulting from the disruption of the flow of energy in your body. This energy is called Qi and is believed to be everywhere on Earth.
When you are in good physical condition, Qi flows freely through the body, but if you have health problems, there is likely a blockage of Qi in a particular internal organ that may wake you up during the night.
We found out how our bodies work in the eyes of Chinese doctors and what may be the reason why we wake up at the same time every night.
What is the Chinese Meridian Clock?
The Chinese Organ Body Clock assumes that the Qi circulates through the twelve main meridians of the body, related to certain internal organs. This cycle generally takes 24 hours, while each of your body’s systems receives a 2-hour charge of Qi.
At night, the Qi is drawn inward to recharge our bodies. So if your sleep is always interrupted at a certain time, there is probably an imbalance in one of your 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 problems 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, yoga at bedtime, or successive muscle tension and relaxation exercises.
23:00-01:00 – Gallbladder
Your gallbladder produces bile, which is necessary for digestion and absorption to break down all the fat that you have consumed during the day.
Waking up during this time may mean you probably have gallstones or need to adjust your fat intake and eat more healthy 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 time, your body cleans itself, removing blood and other tissue wastes, so waking up at this time of night may mean that your liver has a lot of toxins to deal with.
To help you do your job properly, try drinking more pure water and cutting down on alcohol and caffeine.
Waking up during this time 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 sleep to normal.
03:00-05:00 – Lungs
Your lungs are the first organs to begin to fill with Qi, collecting oxygen and moving it to all other systems in preparation for a new day.
If you wake up continuously from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. and experience symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, or nasal congestion, it may indicate that you have excess mucus or an improper diet.
The lungs are also linked to emotions of sadness and pain, so waking up at this point may be a sign that you should put those feelings aside. In that case, doing some breathing exercises can help you sleep better.
05:00-07:00 – Large intestine
During this time of the 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.
For the large intestine to function properly and regulate the sleep cycle, you need to stretch your muscles, drink plenty of water, and go to the bathroom when you wake up.
This time is also associated with emotional blocks, the feeling of being stuck, defensive, or impatient with your life.
Therefore, constant waking up can be a sign that you need to get rid of all your emotional burdens.
And how often do you wake up in the middle of the night? Do you think your meridian clock is working properly? Share your thoughts in the comments!