If you’ve been losing sleep around the same time every night, there is a reason why it’s happening, and you shouldn’t ignore it. To understand why it’s happening, you first need to know about The Chinese Organ Body Clock, which is an interesting theory about how energy runs through your body throughout the day. Human beings have energies they are not aware of.
Traditional Chinese physicians based the premise of their work around the energy meridians that surround the human body at all times. Practices like acupressure and acupuncture rely on such theorizations, and the Chinese Organ Body Clock is based on them too.
According to ancient Chinese medicine, the energy meridians surrounding your body are linked to a clock system that dictates their movement along the body. This means that your Chi or Qi is constantly energizing different parts of your body during different times of the day. It is said that the chi moves from one body system to another—taking time to restore and energize them—during specific times of the day. It takes 24 hours for your chi to complete a cycle, and all the systems are allocated about 2 hours each.
Blockages that hinder the flow of energy through your organs or systems can jolt you awake. Blockages can be caused by physical, emotional, or psychological problems, so if you keep waking up at the same time every night, the chances are that something’s bothering you.
Trouble Falling Asleep Before 11 p.m.
Around this time is when your chi is recharging your blood vessels. Difficulty falling asleep between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. means that your immune system, adrenals, thyroid gland, or your overall metabolism is problematic. It could also mean that you are stressed, paranoid, or confused, and you are having difficulty making peace with it.
To remedy this, you can try meditation and recite positive mantras. Alternatively, you can force your body to relax by alternatively tensing and relaxing your muscles in successive shifts.
Waking up regularly between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.
During this time, your chi is around your gallbladder, which helps in the breakdown of fats. If you routinely wake up at this time, it could mean that you consume large amounts of unhealthy fats and should switch to a better diet. You may also be feeling resentful towards yourself or people who have disappointed you. Getting over these feelings will require you to first, accept who you are, then second, forgive unconditionally those who have wronged you.
Waking up regularly between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m.
Waking up between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. could mean you have problems with your liver. This is the time allocated to energizing your chi, so waking up at this time could indicate too many toxins in your body. Eating less toxic food and reducing your alcohol intake could help remedy this problem. Waking up at this time could also be due to unresolved anger and feelings of guilt. You will not get back to sleep unless you can try and overcome these feelings. Drinking a cool glass of water may help restore some parity to your body, however.
Waking up regularly between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.
At this time, your energy is cleansing and reenergizing your lungs. Waking up suddenly means that you’ve spent a considerable amount of time breathing air that’s of poor quality. This time is also associated with feelings of grief and sadness, so waking up at this time could be caused by a recent or past event that is still making you depressed. Acceptance is necessary for you to let go of these feelings, but don’t deny yourself the chance to grieve properly.
Waking up between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. could also signify a message from a Higher Power. When you regularly wake up at this time without an alarm clock, it could mean that a higher power is at work, and you need to pay attention.
Waking up regularly between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.
At this time, the energy flow is at the large intestines. Most of us get bowel movements at this time of the day, so waking up without an alarm clock could be due to indigestion or intestinal problems. Drink plenty of water to ensure the smooth functioning of your digestive system. Waking up at this time could also mean that you are feeling stuck, defensive, or impatient about where you are in your life. Reciting uplifting mantras and having faith that you will get to where you want in life can help unblock the flow of energy.
The next time you are roused from your sleep by something you can neither see nor understand, remember that your chi is constantly flowing through you and that its flow can be disrupted by emotional, physical, or mental problems. Waking up at this time could also mean that a Higher Power is calling unto you, so pay attention.