Traditional Chinese medicine assigns different meanings to being unable to sleep at different times of the night. Inability to fall asleep between nine and 11 at night, for example, may be indicative of too much stress or worry. Inability to stay asleep between 11 PM and 1 AM may mean that your gall bladder is having problems, while waking up between 1 AM to 3 AM may mean that pent up feelings of anger are agitating your liver. Issues with your lungs or intestines can also cause you to wake up when you don’t want to.
- People who tend to sleep deeply during the night without knowing what happened are a lucky few who get to experience a good night’s sleep.
- There are many people who tend to wake up during the night at a snap moment. This might involve their going to the bathroom.
- Many theories exist about why people seem to wake up at night and Chinese medicine have several possible explanations about why people wake up at that time.
“According to Chinese Medicine, when you wake up around these hours you are most likely experiencing emotional disappointment.”