According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, chronic sleep disorders are usually caused by a Yin-Yang imbalance resulting from disruption to the flow of energy in your body. This energy is called Qi and it is believed to be everywhere on Earth. When you’re in good physical condition, Qi is flowing freely through your body, but if you have health problems, there’s probably a Qi blockage in a certain internal organ that may wake you up during the night.

We found out how our body works in the eyes of Chinese medical practitioners and what could be the reason why we’re waking up at the same time every night.

What is the Chinese Meridian Clock?

The Chinese Organ Body Clock assumes that Qi circulates through the twelve principal meridians in your body related to certain internal organs. This cycle usually takes 24 hours while each of your body’s systems are given 2 hours of Qi charge time.

At night Qi is drawn inward in order to recharge our bodies. So if your sleep is always disrupted at a particular time, there’s probably an imbalance in one of your organ systems because the energy can’t pass through it, which makes you wake up.

21:00-23:00 – Thyroid

During the early stages of sleep, our endocrine system rebalances itself and our blood vessels become more active. This means that any health problems associated with the immune system, thyroid, adrenal glands, or metabolism could keep you awake.

Difficulty with falling asleep during this time may also be a sign of excess stress and worry during the day. To improve the quality of your sleep at this stage, you can practice meditation, do bedtime yoga, or successive muscle tension and relaxation exercises… Show More