Have you ever noticed that you wake up every night at a specific time and that too without an alarm? Everything is fine, you are sleeping peacefully, and suddenly, your sleep gets interrupted and you just wake up. Now before you spook yourself out thinking that maybe some paranormal actions are at play here, let me tell you, it’s not.
You waking up at certain hours at night has got nothing to do with ghosts or spirits, and everything to do with your body and your health. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, if you wake up at certain hours at night, it might point towards you suffering from a chronic sleep disorder. This happens when your Yin-Yang gets imbalanced, which is caused due to the disturbance of the energy that flows in your body. This energy is known as Qi.
If you take good care of your body and health, and you are physically fit and in a good condition, then your Qi will flow freely and without any disruption. But if your physical health is not in a good condition, and you suffer from health problems, then your Qi will repeatedly get blocked in a specific internal organ, which leads you to wake up every night at the same specific time.
The Chinese Meridian Clock
According to the Chinese Meridian Clock, your Qi flows through the 12 primary meridians of your body, each of which is associated or related to certain internal organs. It is believed that this Qi circulation cycle takes 24 hours to complete, and each of your systems takes about 2 hours of Qi charge time.
When you sleep at night, your Qi is drawn inward, in order to recharge your body. But if there is any kind of imbalance in your energy and organs, and it finds it difficult to pass through, then your Qi pushes you to wake up.
What It Means When You Wake Up At Certain Hours Every Night
21:00 – 23:00 – The Endocrine System
When you gradually start to fall asleep i.e. the early stages of sleep, your blood vessels start being more active, and your endocrine system starts to rebalance itself. So, this means that if you wake up every night during this time, there is something wrong with your metabolism, adrenal glands, endocrine system, thyroid, or immune system.
If you have trouble falling asleep during this time period, it might also mean that you are very stressed out and worried throughout the day, and your Yin-Yang is out of balance. To improve your sleep, and put a stop to these problems, you can practice meditation, deep breathing exercises, or do some relaxing yoga before going to bed.
23:00-01:00 – The Gallbladder
Your gallbladder is one of the most important internal organs in your body and is responsible for producing bile, which is necessary for digesting, absorbing, and breaking down all the fat that goes down inside your body every day. If you find yourself waking up every night during this time, then chances are you have gall stones or you need to cut down on consuming fatty foods and follow a more healthy and nutritious diet.
There might also be a couple of other reasons as to why you keep on waking up at this particular time every night, and they are a low sense of self-worth, lack of self-esteem and confidence, emotional turmoil, resentment, emotional difficulties, and unhappiness. These reasons sometimes even lead to headaches and migraines. The best way for you to change all this and go back to having a healthy sleep cycle is by practicing self-acceptance, self-care, self-love, and forgiveness towards those who might have wronged you or hurt you.
Letting go of all the negativity will help you take care better care of yourself, and also sleep well.