If you tend to sleep deeply throughout the night, then you’re one of those lucky individuals who often get a good night’s sleep. There are others who find themselves waking up at night unexpectedly then going back to sleep afterwards. It’s true that there are many factors that are causing you to wake up during your sleep, such as you’re going to the bathroom, you woke up from a dream, or there is an unusual noise in your environment. There are plenty of theories too as to why we seem to snap into wakefulness. In Chinese Medicine, waking up at different times in the night may have some meaning. Here’s what they mean in Chinese Medicine.
Difficulty sleeping between the hours of 9 to 11 in the evening
If you are having a hard time winding down in time for bed, it is likely that you are feeling stressed at the moment. This isn’t really surprising given the amount of work that we are taking on in the office and at home. Sometimes personal problems may wreak havoc to our sleep patterns which can leave us at risk of suffering from emotional problems too in the long run if we don’t get a good night’s sleep. If this is the case, then learning how to do sleep meditation may help your body go into a more relaxed state so that you will be able to drift off to sleep.
Waking up between 11 in the evening and 1 in the morning
According to Chinese Medicine, when you wake up around these hours you are most likely experiencing emotional disappointment. This is when the gall bladder is active and this organ is actually tied to one’s emotions. When there is weakness in your gall bladder, it can cause fear as well as timidity on your side which can actually wake up around these hours. If you consistently wake up around these hours, there are mantras that you can repeat to yourself to help you go back to a state of calmness and relaxation so that you’ll be able to sleep.
Waking up around 1 to 3 in the morning
It appears that there is pent up anger inside of you that is causing you to wake up around these hours in the morning. Traditional Chinese Medicine notes that problems in liver function as well as anger are closely linked to one another. Chinese Medicine further stated that you are constantly angry, can’t wind down at the end of the day, or having trouble letting go, there might be a problem with your liver function.
Getting up between the hours of 3 and 5 in the morning
When you find yourself awake at these hours, it might be that there is some higher power that is nudging you to go into a different direction or are preparing you for something good. It may also be a sign that your lungs are having difficulty functioning because of some emotional issues that you may be having.
Waking between 5 in the morning and 7
Well, in Chinese Medicine, this means that there are problems with your intestinal health that is blocking your emotions. This may mean that there is an imbalance in your large intestine which can lead to bowel problems. If this is the case, do some light stretching and even go to the bathroom before tucking yourself back in and sleeping.