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What Does Waking at Different Hours at Night Mean for You? What's Exactly Happening With Your Mind and Body?

By Meera Kaushal, 18 May 2018

Not everyone is lucky enough to sleep through the night without waking up almost suddenly. According to the National Sleep Foundation, almost 40% of Americans have trouble staying asleep during the night. If you are facing this problem and are waking up at certain times during the night, it could mean some thing for your body and your state of mind.

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According to the Chinese medicine, if a person gets up at different times during the night, some or the other bodily function is suffering. In fact, the reality behind your state of mind can also be ascertained by this method. Take a look at what the Chinese medicine says about it all:

1If you are having trouble falling asleep between 9 PM and 11 PM; it means you are stressed out

This is the time when most of us are trying to wind down, but if you are not getting your sleep and instead are just tossing around in the bed, then it means that you are stressed due to some reason.

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When we talk about the body, the blood vessels are quite active at this hour of the night. If you are awake at this time, it means that you may be facing health problems associated with metabolism, immune system, and the thyroid glands. 

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2Waking up between 11 PM and 1 AM means you are facing emotional problems

Chances are that you are emotionally disappointed if you are waking up between 11 PM and 1 AM. At this time, the gallbladder is quite active and the gallbladder is actually tied to our emotions. You are carrying some sort of resentment or judgmental feelings; either for yourself or for others. You should let go of the mistakes and practice forgiveness.

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The body breaks down fats during this time and waking up during this duration can also mean that you need to change your diet and consume healthy fats. What can be done to sleep again: You can practice mantras and try to forgive yourself for everything.

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3If you are waking up between 1 AM to 3 AM; it means that you are angry

You are experiencing a build-up of rage and anger if you are waking up between 1 and 3 AM. This could also mean that you are often irritable, have trouble in unwinding after the day’s work, get angry quite easily, and you may also be having trouble reasoning or in general, going on with the flow of life.

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Now, anger is an emotion connected to your liver. So, waking up during this duration could also mean that your liver is not functioning properly. You may have to change your diet and eliminate or reduce your drinking problem as well. What can be done to sleep again: To release the anger, you should drink a glass of cold water and practice meditation.

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4If you are waking up between 3 AM and 5 AM, then it means that a higher power is telling you something

If you are waking up at these hours, then you should understand that a higher power is trying to tell you something very important. When we talk about the bodily functions, this time is related to the lungs and lungs, in turn, are tied to depression and sadness. You will have to accept anything that is causing you grief and move on with your life in a healthy way. You should also try to breathe cleaner air.

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What can be done to sleep again: You can do meditation and breathing exercises to get back to your sleep.

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5Waking up between 5 AM and 7 AM means that there is an emotional blockage

This duration is linked to intestinal health and can actually signal an emotional blockage. You are having a hard time in letting things go and this is making your large intestine work in an imbalance, which can be manifested in the form of chronic constipation as well. According to Chinese medicine, large intestine basically works to let go of the things that are not useful to us, physical and emotional. Interestingly, if you have a healthy large intestine, you will be able to let go of your negative thinking patterns as well.

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What can be done to sleep again: Although, this is a time when you should wake up in general, but if you want to sleep again, you should go to the bathroom and do some stretching before sleeping. 

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So, now you know that the time your sleep gets affected at night can tell a whole lot about the problems that you are facing; whether physically or emotionally. Try to notice the patterns and fix your problem, because if you will not do it, who else will?!

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