Explained: what your wake up time says about your health

When you wake up in the middle of the night, it might be a sign concerning your health

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night or experience insomnia? It might actually be a sign of some kind of underlying health issue. According to Chinese medicine, the time that you wake up could mean that something is up with your health. And you shouldn’t ignore those signals.
According to Chinese medicine, our organs are set to a 24-hour rhythm. This means that our organs aren’t all active at the same time; every two hours, a different organ is the most active. The organ that was most active twelve hours before that, will be in a resting phase. According to this theory, you could check the clock to see which organs are most active during different times of the day.

When you experience a disease or illness, it means that your organs are acting up during their time of peak activity. And when you wake up during the night, it means that your organs might be trying to tell you something about your health. We have listed the times, and what they mean, below:

Between 11 pm and 1 am
If you wake up between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., you might be experiencing issues with your gal bladder. If you can not sleep and lie awake, tossing and turning, your gal bladder might be trying to tell you that you should eat less fatty foods or not to drink as much coffee or alcohol.

Between 1 and 3 am
During this time, your liver will be most active. If you wake up a lot during this time, there might be something wrong with your liver.

Between 3 and 5 am
If you always wake up in the middle of the night, between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., your lungs might be the reason why. According to Chinese medicine, that is when your lungs are most active.

Between 5 am and 7 am
If you wake up early in the morning and can’t sleep anymore, it might be because of your large intestine. During this time, your large intestine is most active and insomnia at this time of night might indicate an issue with your digestive system.

If you have been waking up in the middle of the night you might have a better understanding now of why.

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