Sleep disorders can be caused by several factors related to stress, fatigue, age, taking certain medications, alcohol consumption and there are also other sources that many are unaware of existence.
The cycle of our sleep reveals to us the state of our mind. Do you tend to wake up at the same time every night? The explanation is below.
Apart from the physical aspect, the body is a very sophisticated energy system in its own right and dysfunction created in this system will lead to physical disorders. There is undoubtedly a synergy between the physical and the energies that cross the body, in particular, what is called in traditional Chinese medicine the energy meridians, these energy flows at the level of the meridians where acupuncture and acupressure are practiced.
The body’s energy channels are linked to a biological clock system. These channels represent an energizing force for different parts of the body at various times of the day.
Chronobiology, for example, describes this phenomenon as a 24-hour cycle that is divided into twelve parts of an average duration of 2 hours during which energy moves from one organ to another in order to regulate our biological and behavioral functions. The dysregulation of this rhythm causes sleep disorders and significant physiological disturbances, which explains these awakenings.
Knowing that the organs of the body are interdependent, the movement of energy according to each organ at a specific time will help us to identify the organ that is trying to alert us via these alarm clocks.
Having trouble sleeping between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. could be a sign of stress:
This is when most people usually go to bed. If you have difficulty falling asleep between these two hours, this is an indication of excessive stress. Meditation, mantras, and relaxation exercises are highly recommended in this case.
Waking up between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. could be from emotional disappointment
Traditional Chinese medicine explains that this hour coincides with the activity of the meridian energy of the gallbladder. Waking up at this time could mean that there is an emotional disappointment and it is advisable to work on yourself whether it is on the level of forgiveness or on self-acceptance.
Waking up between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. can hide anger
Meridian energies are connected with the liver, waking up at this time could be associated with anger and excess Yang energy. To sleep in peace, take ownership of the situation that made you angry, drink a glass of cold water and go back to sleep peacefully.
Waking up between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. may mean your higher power is reaching out to you
During this time slot, the meridian is connected to the lungs as well as to the emotions of sadness. If you wake up at this time, your higher power is alerting you to your situation in order to guide you towards your goals. To get back to sleep, do breathing exercises and a prayer.
Waking up between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. is associated with emotional blockages
The flow of energy between these two hours is that of the large intestine, if you get up at this time, it means that you have blockages at the level of the emotions the meridian energy of the gallbladder. Do some stretching or a trip to the bathroom to help you get back to sleep.
The body is really fascinating, if we learn to observe it and listen to what it is trying to tell us, maybe we could be able to improve both aspects of our life, physical and spiritual.