According to traditional Chinese medicine, our sleep cycle can reveal a lot about our physical and emotional state, and it can even connect us to messages from a higher power. The time at which you go to sleep or wake up could be sending you a warning message you shouldn't ignore, and here we show you what each one means.
-If you have trouble going to bed between 9 and 10 PM, it could be a sign of stress. It's recommended you practice meditation to be able to relax and get some sleep.
-Waking up between 11 PM and 1 AM could mean emotional disappointment. According to traditional Chinese medicine, this is the time when the gall bladder is active, so practice mantras and try to forgive and accept yourself as you are.
-If you wake up between 1 AM and 3 AM it's because you have built-up anger. This energy is connected to the liver and associated with anger and an excess of yang energy. Try to drink a glass of cold water and meditate.
-Waking up between 3 and 5 AM could mean that a higher power is communicating with you. This time of the morning is related to the lungs and sadness. If you wake up at this hour it is because a higher presence wants to guide you to a bigger purpose. You can pray and perform breathing exercises to get back to sleep.
-If you wake up between 5 and 7 AM it's because you have emotional blocks. At this time the energy of the intestine is active and means you have many emotional blocks. Try to stretch your muscles or go to the bathroom.
It's fascinating how the body is capable of sending us different signals about our physical, emotional and spiritual state, and it's important for all of us to learn to listen and understand these signs to improve our lives.