The Reason Why You Wake Up at the Same Time Every Night
Sleep problems are among the chief health complaints of people around the world. Difficulty falling and staying asleep can have a major impact on a person’s ability to function normally. For centuries, the Chinese have used what they refer to as an organ clock to pinpoint health issues that may be causing sleep and health difficulties at various times of a day. They have also categorized activities that are ideally based on the time of day in accordance with a function of the organ with which the time of day correlates.
According to the Chinese, the body’s energy, which they call chi, inhabits one major organ at a time for about two hours for each organ. By taking a closer look at health issues impacting sleep or wellness at a specific time of day, many people have found success in attaining personal wellness and a fulfilling, consistent sleep cycle. Let’s take a closer look.
Trouble Falling Asleep Between 9 and 11 PM?
Between 9 and 11 PM, your body’s energy is focused on your triple warmer, part of a group of muscles protecting your heart that creates balance in your body by working with the endocrine system to prepare you for sleep. If this mechanism isn’t functioning properly, you may be experiencing insomnia or early sleep disruptions. Ideally, this is a time when you should be resting or sleeping.
Waking Up Between 11 PM and 1 AM?
Between 11 PM and 1 AM, your body’s energy is focused on your gallbladder. Your liver produces an important digestive fluid called bile, and the gallbladder is where that fluid is stored. This is a time when you should be experiencing regenerative sleep. If you are waking up or feeling pain during this time, you may be experiencing gallbladder issues.
Waking Up Between 1 and 3 AM?
Between 1 and 3 AM, your liver is detoxifying your body and producing more bile to send to your gallbladder. Your body’s natural function at this point is to continue sleeping and detoxify. This is a common period in which sleeping people experience dreams. Waking or discomfort during this period may signify health issues related to the liver.