Why do we wake up in the middle of the night?

Why do we wake up in the middle of the night?

Our body is designed so that if everything in it works properly, we sleep from evening until morning without a break. Frequent awakenings at night indicate possible malfunctions of the internal organs.

Certain organs in our body are particularly active at night, such as the liver, gallbladder, intestines, etc. Depending on the timing of nighttime awakenings, you can determine where the problems are.

23:00 – 01:00: Gallbladder

The gallbladder processes all the fats that our body gets during the day. If you often wake up during this period of time and can’t sleep for long, it’s time to reconsider your diet and reduce the amount of fatty foods. Harmful fats can be replaced with healthier ones, like sea fish, unrefined oils, and avocados.

Psychologically, gallbladder problems are associated with strong emotions such as frustration and judgment. Therefore, periodic awakenings during this time interval may indicate the presence of depression, negative attitudes, as well as excessive demanding of oneself and others.

01:00 – 03:00: Liver

If you often wake up at this time, it means that your liver is not coping well with its workload. Give up junk food and alcohol, ideally do a detox under medical supervision.

Psychosomatics associates anger and rage with the liver, which are repressed for one reason or another. If these negative emotions go nowhere and continue to accumulate inside yourself, it can lead to various liver diseases.

03:00 – 05:00: Lungs

After three o’clock in the morning, the body is on the verge of sleep and wakefulness, as it enters the phase of shallow sleep. At this point, sleep can easily be interrupted by any noise. But if you constantly wake up in this interval, it may indicate chronic stress or lung problems.

When a person is often in a sad state, his body reacts by slumping the shoulders down, which disturbs the posture and “closes” the rib cage.

Staying in such a posture for a long time can provoke a circulatory disturbance and the development of inflammatory processes. Breathing exercises, swimming, and various practices aimed at opening the chest will help to correct the situation.

05:00 – 07:00: Large intestine

Getting up at this time to go to the toilet is considered normal. But if it is accompanied by liquid stools, painful cramps and bad breath, it could be a sign of irritable bowel syndrome. A small amount of salted water will help the excretory system to ease its work.

The cause of GI disease in psychosomatics is considered to be resentment towards oneself or others. Getting rid of negative thoughts will improve your psychological and physical condition.

How to get your body to sleep all night?

In order to have a sound sleep all night long, it is necessary:

  • Two hours before going to bed, give up tea and coffee;
  • Instead of watching TV or surfing the Internet, read a nice book or take a short walk outside before bedtime;
  • Meditate, listen to calm music, or apply a relaxing practice, such as breathing.

Take care of yourself and your health, listen to the signals your body is giving you, don’t ignore them! A long and healthy night’s sleep is the key to an active and successful day!


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