Do you find yourself waking up at the same time every night?
Waking up between 3 AM – 5 AM could be an ascension symptom but if you
find yourself waking up constantly around the same time each night, it
could be because your body is trying to send you a message.
According to the ancient Chinese Medicine Body Clock, energy runs
through a different meridian of your body at different times of day.
These meridians are like channels which send energy to different organs in order to promote health and vitality.
When there is a blockage in these channels however, energy cannot pass
through causing stagnation or a build up of energy. This can then
disturb your sleep and wake you up.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine if you wake up consistently at the same
time, it could indicate a sign of weakness in the corresponding meridian
Here is a list of the organs associated with different times:
Between 9 PM – 11 PM
This is the time when most of us try to fall asleep. If you have a hard
time sleeping between this time it could be that your body is too
stressed and is subconsciously in fight or flight mode.
You may also find that your fearful or anxious thoughts become louder and make you feel either threatened or unsafe in some way.
This is the time of day when energy is also sent to replenish your
immune system, so if you are feeling ill you may experience stronger
symptoms at this time.
If you find yourself having trouble sleeping at this time, try reciting positive mantras that make you feel safe and protected.
You may also benefit from meditating or adopting a night time ritual to help calm your mind.
Between 11 PM – 1 AM
The meridian that services your gall bladder is activated during these hours.
Blocked energy in this meridian could indicate that you are being too judgmental with yourself or with others.
If you have been disappointed by a loved one you may also feel triggered at this time.
On a physical level, the gall bladder helps the break down of fats so it
could also be that you need to adjust your fat intake or eat healthier
In order to relax yourself at this time, try practicing acceptance and
forgiveness and being less judgmental towards your self and others.
Between 1 AM – 3 AM
This is one of the more common times to be woken up as this is when the meridian servicing the liver is strongest.
The liver is responsible for so many bodily functions including hormonal
balance, digestion and the clearance of toxins and stress. So waking
during this time could indicate that one of these areas is stressed or
Blockages in the liver meridian can also indicate anger, anxiety, guilt
and rage. In fact, feelings of unresolved anger and resentment could
manifest at this time.
If you find this to be true, try to take ownership of the situation and
reflect on the truth of how you really feel. It may also help to
practice self-loving affirmations and positive self-talk.
Waking up during this time may also indicate that your body has too much
yang energy, so try balancing it with more yin energy by eating cooling
foods and connecting with your emotions.
Between 3 AM – 5 AM
This is when the meridian that services the lungs is strongest. Of
course, we are always breathing but during these hours the lungs are
given a boost of energy and are replenished for the day ahead.
In order to breathe the body has to be relaxed, so waking up during this
time could indicate a blockage or inability to go with the flow and
relax into the direction that life is taking you.
The lungs also symbolize where we process grief and sadness, so if you
have been feeling emotional you may also wake around this time.
In order to ease any emotional feelings at this time, try to release
control over events and have more faith and trust in the flow of the
Universe. You may also benefit from taking deep, conscious breaths.
Between 5 AM – 7 AM
This is when the meridian that flows into the large intestine is activated and symbolises a need to let go and release control.
The large intestine is responsible for clearing the body of toxic waste
from our digestive system, so waking up during this time could indicate a
weakness in this area.
You may also wake at this time if you are feeling emotionally blocked or
restricted in your life in some way. It may also be a sign that you
need to release and let go of guilt or burdening emotions.
If you find yourself waking during this time, you may benefit from
practicing mantras that promote letting go, relaxing and trusting in
divine timing. You may also benefit from stretching or cleansing your
The Chinese Medicine Body Clock offers a great insight into the messages
of your body however, also use your intuition to determine if there may
be another message that is trying to be delivered to you.