Do you often wake up without an alarm in the middle of the night? This isn’t always caused by insomnia – in fact, waking up in the middle of the night might be related to some kind of problem with a certain organ or some kind of emotional issue. However, most of us ignore these signs, which is the main reason for the accelerated development of several health problems.
What are energy meridians?
According to Chinese Traditional Medicine, the body contains so-called energy meridians, channels through which an energy called Qi flows. All the meridians in the body are connected to our organs, so any kind of disruption in the energy flow causes a problem in an organ.
By developing a so-called body clock, the Chinese believe they can pinpoint the real problem as our organs work at their peak in certain hours overnight. The exacthour you’re waking up indicates the area of the body in which the energy is blocked.
Here’s what waking up at a certain point overnight means:
11PM – 1AM
According to Chinese Traditional Medicine, waking up between these hours overnight are related to gallbladder problems. The gallbladder is the most active organ between 11PM and 1AM overnight, so any kind of problem with it or the Qi that flows to this meridian is the reason why you wake up. From an emotional point of view, the waking up might be related to disappointment. In order to fix it, learn how to forgive and accept yourself as you truly are. Of course, it goes without saying that you should also see a doctor for your gallbladder.
1AM – 3AM
Waking up between 1 and 3 AM is related to the liver meridian. Emotionally, it may be caused by excessive yang energy or feelings of anger. In order to resolve the problem, you can try drinking a cup of cold water before bedtime. This will help you fall asleep easier and prevent the waking up.
3AM – 5AM
Waking up during this period is usually caused by lung problems or excess stress levels. If you wake up at this point of the night, try breathing deep in order to resolve the problem. Some people suggest that waking up between 3 and 5 AM may be caused by a higher power trying to contact you. Although there’s no evidence to suggest it, we recommend paying attention to all the unusual signs you might get.
Can the waking up harm the brain?
Waking up at a certain hour overnight can affect your brain function by causing a condition known as sleep inertia. When we suddenly wake up overnight, our brain is still not fully awake. The part of it involved in self-control and decision making is not awake yet as well, which makes us unable to bring life-changing decisions at the moment. If this happens often, it can harm the parts of the brain involved in the process.
How to fulfill your higher purpose
If you’re sure that your sleeping cycle is interrupted by a higher power, you need to follow your dreams. Our dreams are actually revelations about our spiritual journey, so in order to fulfill a higher purpose, you need to follow them. Spirituality may manifest in our body in the same way emotions do and should never be ignored.
Don’t disregard the signs a higher power sends to you, as they could change your life. Strive to achieve a higher level of consciousness in order to understand these messages and fulfill your higher purpose.