Do you find yourself waking up at the same time every night? Have you ever wondered why you always seem to wake up at the same time every night and don’t feel good? A little something called the Chinese Organ or Body Clock may be able to tell you what is going on with your body.
According to the ancient Chinese Medicine Body Clock, energy runs through a different meridian of your body at different times of a day. These meridians are like channels which send energy to different organs in order to promote health and vitality. However, when there is a blockage in these channels, energy cannot pass through causing stagnation or a build-up of energy. This can then disturb your sleep and wake you up.
Hence, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) ‘Meridian Clock’, if you wake up consistently at the same time, it could mean that the some of your energy is getting blocked or misdirected, which disrupts your natural balance and cycle. It could also indicate a sign of weakness in the corresponding meridian or organ. Here is a discrete list of different time frames and the organs associated with it, which could give you an idea of what is going on with you.
Between 9 pm And 11 pm:
This is the time when most people try to fall asleep. This is also the time that our endocrine system, which is responsible for managing hormones and metabolism, rebalances and enzymes are replenished. If you have a hard time sleeping at this time, it could be that your body is too stressed and is subconsciously in fight or flight mode
Stress, paranoia, or confusion could also be keeping you awake. 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 meditation or a bedtime yoga routine.
Between 11 pm And 1 am:
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. This time is also associated with the gallbladder, which breaks down all the fat you’ve consumed during the day. If you have trouble sleeping during this time, then the possible reason could be mental stress, and eating too much of unhealthy fats or oils in your diet.
In order to relax yourself at this time, try reinforcing self-love and appreciation, doing your best to stay calm and conserve energy. It is important to let go of the mistakes you or others have made and expel resentment.
Between 1 am And 3 am:
This is one of the more common times to be woken up as this is the time when the body gears itself up to dexotify. Your liver works hard to release toxins from the body and generates fresh blood. Waking up at this time could mean that the liver has too much work to do (too many toxins to deal with). Fixing your diet and reducing alcohol consumption will help.
Anger, guilt, and rage are all associated with this time. An excess of any of these feelings could cause you to wake up. It is important to try to release that anger and try to see clarity in any troubling situation.
Between 3 am And 5 am:
This is the time that your lungs are under repair and flooding your body with oxygen. Make sure that you are warm enough to help facilitate bodily functions. If you wake during this time then try breath exercises to calm down and try sleeping again. Problems with the lungs are often related to grief and sadness.
Between 5 am And 7 am:
This is the last repair window for the body to release toxins and clear your system so you can start your day with a healthy mind. Any toxins released and broken down earlier in the night are getting cleared out of the system.
The large intestine – responsible for clearing the body of toxic waste from our digestive system, is active during this time. To help with the process, it is important to drink plenty of water. Eating a poor diet or too late can lead to problems that will wake you at this time.
Emotionally, this time is associated with a feeling of being stuck, defensive, or impatience about the lack of movement or growth in life.