A common problem we hear a lot about is waking up at 4 am every morning. There are numerous ways we can get to the root of this problem, and the first is the Chinese Medicine Clock.
Waking up at 4 am every morning wreaks havoc on your life and leaves you tired, irritable and can affect your work and personal life.
So if you keep waking up at 4 am then keep reading to find out what the Chinese Medicine Clock has to say about it.
Using The Chinese Medicine Clock
For those of you unfamiliar with the Chinese Medicine Clock, there are articles elsewhere on this site that explain the whole thing.
However, for now, all you need to know is that the 24 hour day is split into twelve chunks. Each chunk represents the time of peak energy for a specific organ or system in your body.
Feeling off, or indeed waking up, at the same time every day can indicate a problem with a specific organ or system. To find out what the problem might be, you can look up which organ is peak energy at that time.
Between the hours of 3 am and 5 am, the lungs are at peak energy. The body is in the process of clearing the toxins from your lungs and restoring your breathing capacity for the day ahead.
For this reason, it is imperative that you are sleeping. The process can’t complete if you are awake.
That is a big problem if you keep waking up at 4 am. In the short term, it can lead to tiredness, fatigue and general ill health. In the long term, it can have huge impacts on your work and personal lives.
One thing that could be causing this is smoking. Smoking takes a huge toll on the lungs, and your body can panic if it can’t get all of the toxins out – which it can’t, as it isn’t designed to deal with smokers’ lungs.
If you smoke, now would be the perfect time to quit.
Memories & Dreams
During this period, your brain is also hard at work. Memories are being processed, stored and analysed while you sleep and your metaphysical body dreams on the astral plane.
Waking up at this time might be the result of traumatic memories or spiritual problems.
If you can remember your dreams, write them down. Dream journals are an excellent tool for working out what is going wrong in your subconscious mind. Just remember to write them down straight away before you forget.
But if the problem could be the reliving of traumatic memories, perhaps it is time to see a mental health professional. Letting these things fester only makes them worse.
And we don’t need to tell you the ill effects of always waking up at 4 am – we’re sure you’ve been over them more than once as you’ve tried to get back to sleep.