If you wake up during the night or have trouble sleeping, it could indicate a health problem. In Chinese medicine, the time you wake up may be connected to your health, so it’s important not to ignore these signals.
According to Chinese medicine, our organs follow a 24-hour cycle. Each organ has its own specific time when it is most active, with a two-hour interval between them. For example, if one organ is currently at its peak activity, the organ that was active twelve hours ago will be in a resting phase. By checking the time, you can determine which organs are most active throughout the day.
When you’re sick or have a health condition, it suggests that your organs are not functioning properly during their peak activity times. If you wake up in the middle of the night, it could be a signal from your organs about your health. Below, we have provided a list of the different times and their corresponding meanings:
Between 11 PM And 1 AM
If you wake up between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., it could indicate problems with your gallbladder. If you have difficulty sleeping and find yourself restless, your gallbladder might be sending a message that you should reduce your intake of fatty foods, coffee, or alcohol.
Between 1 AM And 3 AM
During this period, from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m., your liver is at its peak activity. If you frequently wake up during this time, it could indicate a potential issue with your liver.
Between 3 AM And 5 AM
If you consistently wake up between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., it could be attributed to your lungs according to Chinese medicine. This is the time when your lungs are most active.
Between 5 AM And 7 AM
If you find yourself waking up early in the morning and unable to go back to sleep, it could be related to your large intestine. According to Chinese medicine, the early morning hours are when the large intestine is most active. Insomnia during this time might be a sign of a digestive system problem.
Understanding the possible reasons for waking up in the middle of the night can help shed some light on your sleep patterns.
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