Have you been waking up in the exact same time every night? Maybe even doing the exact same things over and over every night? There actually is a pattern why this is happening.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, this means that a specific organ or a whole system of organs is dysfunctional. That means your natural bio-rhythm is disbalanced.
So, what do the times of our waking up really mean? They are actually medically known by the name of “circadian rhythms”. they are the internal organism changes of what happens and changes in our external environment.
Science has just recently started to explore the relation between disrupting the natural bio-rhythms and the development of specific illness.
Waking up between 10 pm and 11 pm -- hormonal disbalance and metabolism
If you have trouble to fall asleep, it is a sign you are stressed. Also, according to the ancient Chinese medicine, the inability to sleep at this period means you might have endocrine imbalances, such as your thyroid gland, or your metabolism.
Waking up between 11pm and 1 am – you have problems with the gall bladder
If you can’t sleep or wake up in this period of the night, you might have problems with the gall bladder. In the day time, you might notice symptoms like low self-esteem, problems with the decision- making process and doubt. These are all because of the disbalance in the bile production – the hormone responsible for all of this.
Waking up between 1am and 3 am – you have problems with the liver
If you are frustrated and angry, very easily irritated during the day and can’t sleep between 1 am and 3 am, you have liver issues. The liver is directly connected with the emotion of anger. You might be very repressed and stressed during the day – but it comes out during the night. Other symptoms, such as irregular menstrual cycles, anemia, chronic fatigue and often migraines also support this problem. You should change your diet and consult your doctor for further treatment.
Waking up between 3am and 5am – you have problems with your lungs
If you’re going through a grieving phase of your life, or just can’t let something go, and are awake in the “deff time of the night”, you have problems with your lungs. Because proper lung function is directly connected to the flow of oxygen and energy through our body, grief is stopping this balanced energy and you are not feeling tired when you should be tired the most.
Waking up between 5am and -- you have issues with your large intestine
The actual best time to go to the bathroom is this exact period, so even if you’re asleep, you’re body is subconsciously in the need for a bowel movement and just can’t hang it! Also, the large intestine is directly connected to the emotion of letting go. Daytime symptoms that can also occur are dry stools, constipation and skin rash.
How to get a better sleep – the natural way?
- Don’t eat right before going to bed
- Have a sleepy time tea – passionflower, valerian root, wild thyme…
- Do yoga