Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Do You Wake Up Every Night At The Same Time?
This Is What It Could Mean!

There are internal systems and clocks built in the body, helping us control our bodily functions. Also, it is worth mentioning that the physical and spiritual health shouldn’t be viewed separately, as they are closely related.

The patterns of energy placements to different areas of the body at different times hold special place in traditional Chinese medicine, which suggests that the body dedicates different energies to different organs within the 24 hour cycle.

Therefore, in case you wake up at the same time on a regular basis, it may indicate that some of your energy is getting obstructed, which in turn disrupts the natural balance. Most of these obstructions can be looked both physically and spiritually. Below you have a list of the times and organs they are associated with, which will help you identify the underlying cause of the symptoms you are experiencing.
This brings us back to spirituality and God, our creator. Even the ancients….., that did not understand who God was at the time, knew peace in the spirit is key to internal peace and rest. Even the ancients were on to something… they were trying, searching and learning trying to better themselves like all humanity has always done.  Then Jesus was born and changed the world for all of us. The key is our happiness, our sleep and health or very closely related to God and your spirit health.

God is real, if you have not found him yet, he is waiting for you
to stop doubt open your eyes and heart!

WAKE UP TIMES AND WHAT THEY MEAN

9 pm To 11 pm

The period between 9 pm and 11 pm is the time when most people go to bed.  What you should know is that this is the time when the endocrine system restores its balance and the enzymes are refilling.
The hormones and metabolism are controlled by the endocrine system, meaning that if you have trouble falling asleep at this particular time, it is very likely that you are stuck in a flight or fight mode.  Simply put, you are either stuck with the events that happened during the day or are preparing for the upcoming day.
Another reason for these blockages could be a poor nutrition or a heavy meal later in the day.

11 pm To 1am

This is the time when yin energy is turned into yang, so waking up at this time on a regular basis may be due to any resentment you are stuck with.
Yang energy is extremely active and the body is supposed to be keeping it for the upcoming day.  To resolve this situation, it is recommended to stay calm, preserve energy, and reinforce love and positive feelings.
As for physical causes, it is very likely that you are eating unhealthy fats which the gallbladder has trouble breaking down.

1am To 3am

This is the time when the body is performing a detoxification and renewal process.  The liver is releasing toxins and making fresh, clean blood.  Waking up during this time could indicate negative formations like anger and frustration.  If you are neglecting these spiritual toxins,  the liver is trying to send you a massage!

3am To 5am

The period between 3 am and 5 am is the time when the lungs are undergoing repair and flood the body with oxygen.  To accelerate bodily function, you need to be warm enough.  Looking from a spiritual side, your problems with the lungs could be caused by sadness and grief.  If you keep waking up during this time, try out some breathing techniques.
Another cause for waking up during this time can be ascension, a process of raising your vibrational levels.  Other causes include lucid dreaming, changes in appetite, sensitivity to unusual sounds, long periods of feeling cold.

5am To 7am

The large intestine is highly active during this time, breaking down toxins and clearing them out of the body.  Waking up at this time consistently may be caused by poor diet or eating too late.

Here’s Why You Keep Waking Up At The Same Time Every Night

Experts share what causes you to regularly wake up during sleep, plus advice on how to fix it.

If you’re prone to waking up in the middle of the night, this scenario is probably too familiar: You wake up, it’s pitch black and your brain immediately knows the time. Maybe it’s 3:19 a.m., maybe it’s 37 minutes before your alarm goes off. Regardless, it’s always around the same time. Suddenly your mind is active in the middle of an otherwise good night’s sleep.

According to a global sleep survey conducted by Philips Healthcare, 67% of adults worldwide say they wake up at least once during the night. And while the occasional middle-of-the-night wake-up isn’t anything to be alarmed about, doing it consistently can affect your productivity and mood the next day. One study published in the journal Cureus found that sleep deprivation is linked to increased anger and aggression.

So what gives? We asked sleep experts to explain what’s happening when you’re waking up at the same time every night. Read on for answers, plus tricks to get you back to sleep ― or even better, advice to help prevent you from waking up at all.

First, know that we all wake up during sleep. It’s the ‘same time’ part that is a problem.

“Everyone awakens briefly in the middle of the night multiple times ― anywhere from five to seven times ― between sleep cycles,” said Shelby Harris, a licensed psychologist and board-certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist in Westchester, New York, and author of ”The Women’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia: Get a Good Night’s Sleep Without Relying on Medication.” “It is totally normal followed by a quick return to sleep usually with amnesia for the awakening.”

But waking up frequently at the same time in the middle of the night is different, and it can mess up your sleep cycles. “When sleep isn’t consolidated, one can feel tired, sleepy and foggy during the daytime hours, in addition to getting less sleep at night and disrupting your depth of sleep,” Harris said.

Fully waking up each night may be a sign of an underlying health issue.

“People wake up in the night for many potential reasons but some are quite common,” said Mark Aloia, global lead for behavior change at Philips Healthcare.

Among these reasons include insomnia (Aloia said about 80% of people with insomnia have awakenings at both the beginning and middle of the night) and obstructive sleep apnea, which is characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep that may cause someone to wake up in the middle of the night. It’s important to get these conditions ruled out by a doctor if you find yourself waking up at the same time in the middle of the night ― not just for your sleep’s sake but your overall health.

“Sleep-related disturbances like sleep apnea can lead to numerous health problems such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke and diabetes,” Aloia said. “It can increase the risk for an irregular heartbeat, worsen heart failure, and even increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents.”

If it’s not a health issue, it may be a lifestyle one.

Sad but true: As we get older, we also become lighter sleepers. “Adults tend to have less slow-wave sleep [the deepest phase of non-REM sleep], and as a result, wake up more in the middle of the night,” said Terry Cralle, a sleep expert with The Better Sleep Council.

In addition, things like noise, lights (ahem, checking your phone when you wake up) and your diet before bed all play a part in how deeply and how long you’ll sleep during the night before waking up. “Alcohol in particular can help you fall asleep, but it invariably fragments your second half of the night,” Aloia said.

Another issue at play that goes hand-in-hand with age? Your hormonal state, particularly for women. “Pregnancy is a time when sleep gets disrupted from hormonal changes, urination, anxiety and discomfort from a growing belly,” Harris said. “As perimenopause hits for women, hot flashes and night sweats also begin to disrupt sleep quality.

Waking up at the same time at night may be stress-related.

While there’s currently no research that explains exactly why we wake up near or around the same time of night, Aloia said it’s likely due to hypervigilance or worry.

“Many times when we fall asleep with worries, we process these worries during certain stages of sleep,” he said. “When we wake with these worries, we have not clearly and fully processed them.”

This is why Aloia often recommends those with sleep trouble keep a worry journal next to their bed to write down what’s causing them stress and help eliminate middle-of-the-night worry sessions.

Harris added that often anticipation of an event ― such as a baby that might cry or even the anxiety of wondering if you’ll make it through the night without waking up ― can cause lighter sleep and lead to wake-ups.

You can retrain your brain to sleep through the night.

First and foremost, it’s important to establish a healthy nightly sleep routine. That includes winding down 30 minutes to an hour before bed with no screens, keeping a consistent wake-up and sleep schedule ― even on the weekends ― and keeping the room at a comfortable temperature. (The Better Sleep Council recommends about 65 degrees Fahrenheit.)

Cralle said there are also a few things you can do to specifically help yourself get back to sleep when you are waking up at the same time in the middle of the night. First, stop clock-watching.

“A clock face should not be in your line of sight during the night, and you should not be checking your phone for the time if you do wake up,” Cralle said. “When you check the time during the night, you inevitably calculate how long you’ve been awake, and how long you have left until you need to wake up. This can easily lead to stress and anxiety and make it difficult to fall back asleep.”

It’s also important to not force sleep. It sounds counterintuitive, but it ends up being another stress-inducing activity.

“If you are not asleep in what feels to be about 15 to 20 minutes, get out of bed and do something relaxing and distracting in as dim of lighting as possible,” Cralle said. Anything from reading to listening to an audiobook, coloring, knitting, doing a puzzle, or anything else that takes your mind off sleeping will help make you feel sleepy faster. This all will eventually reduce the time you spend staring at the ceiling in place of dreaming.

 

 


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