5. Difficulty Sleeping Between 9-10 p.m.You May
Be Stressed. If you don’t feel relaxed and sleepy at
this time, this could be due to stress. Try meditation before you go to bed. Emma Richards of Marie Claire also suggests
Yoga Nidra, for sleep meditation, to really usher in the zzz’s. Meditation is a great way to relieve your
stress and relax your mind. It helps you forget about the worries which
plague you throughout the day, and allows you to stay in the present moment – completely
relaxed and stress free. To meditate, all you have to do is find a
quiet place. Sit or lay down, and close your eyes. Slowly start to breathe in and out. Clear your mind of all thoughts and just focus
solely on breathing. If distracting thoughts start to come into
your mind, just move your thoughts back to breathing in and out. If you are a beginner, do this for five minutes
and gradually increase how long you are doing it as you become better at it. You will find that it helps calm your mind,
and may even help you fall asleep while improving the quality of your sleep at the same time. 4. Are You Waking Up Between 11 p.m. And 1 a.m.? You May Be Experiencing Emotional Disappointment. Chinese medicine tells us that the gallbladder,
which is linked to how we feel, is active during this time. If you are experiencing this type of sleep
disruption, Wikr.com suggests practicing mantras and self-acceptance. Mantras, like meditation, can help relieve
our stress and relax us. They instill positive thoughts into our minds
and can have a positive effect in our self confidence and self acceptance. Do you wake up at any of these times in the
morning? Well, keep watching to find out about some
even more interesting reasons you might be waking up at night all the time. And make sure you stick around until the end
to find out what positions doctors recommend you avoid sleeping in all together! 3. Are You Waking Up Between 1-3 a.m.? It May Mean You Are Angry. The Traditional Chinese Medicine Foundation
notes that issues with liver functionality are typically associated with anger and frustration. In this case, Wikr.com suggests drinking a
cold glass of water as well as practicing meditation in order to help ease the tension. If you find that you are angry and tend to
lose your temper for the smallest of reasons, you should also consider speaking to a therapist. A therapist can help you understand why you
react to certain things in a specific way, and can help you get to any deep rooted issues
which may be causing your anger. Through practicing meditation and seeking
help from a professional, you can heal ease your anger, which may be able to help you
sleep better at night. 2. Waking Up Between 3-5 a.m.? A Higher Power May Be Communicating With You. This time of night corresponds to the lungs
which are connected to sadness. Chinese medicine suggests that a greater power
or presence may be relaying a message to you. Being awake at this time may be a sign that
a spiritual or divine being is attempting to guide you to a greater purpose, says The
Traditional Chinese Medicine Foundation. If you do not believe in a higher power, try
tapping in to your inner emotions to really find out why you are feeling the way you are
feeling. This is where meditation can play a huge role
in helping you discover who you really are while easing any unnecessary stress in your
life. If you are experiencing deficient lungs or
have symptoms including pessimism, self-pity, injustice, and desperation it’s important
to reevaluate your worldview. The phrase “able to breathe” is not only
about the physical ability to breathe but it also refers to a feeling of ease and self-assuredness. Try practicing breathing exercises and meditation
to induce sleep. 1. Are You Waking Up Between 5-7 a.m.? You May Be Experiencing Emotional Blocks:
This might be related to intestinal health. Intestinal problems are tied to emotional
imbalances, according to Stepping Stone Acupuncture and Wellness. “An emotional imbalance in the large intestine
energy could manifest as chronic constipation, but it could also manifest as a tendency to
hold on to the negative” Healthy large intestines allow you to better
cope with negative thoughts. They allow us to admonish energy or thoughts
that don’t serve us or help us grow. This refers to both physical and emotional
health. In this case, Wikr.com suggests doing some
stretches before attempting to sleep again. When it comes down to it, if you are experiencing
any health issues, it may be affecting how you sleep. Whether you are experiencing stomach issues,
muscle pain, or any other illness, they may impact your sleep. And when people are ill, it tends to affect
their outlooks, and can sometimes make them more negative. This could also affect your sleep, as negative
thinking tends to keep us up at night. This is why meditation and therapy are so
highly recommended. All in all, it is evident that Chinese medicine
places emphasis on the union of mind and body. According to its teachings, the way we experience
our day-to-day interactions and how they affect us are entirely linked to our physical health. If this speaks to you, it is worth your while
to learn more about meditation and the mind-body connection. According to New York Magazine, the tradition
of sleeping during the night and being awake during the day is not intrinsic to us. Rather, it’s a learned habit and a modern
phenomenon that was established in the 1800s. So, if you find yourself waking up at odds
hours of the night, there is no reason to panic. This video will tell you what your sleeping
patterns are telling you about your health. And stay tuned until the very end, because
we’ll tell you about different things you can do to help improve your sleep! The historian Roger Ekirch studied sleep patterns
and found that the traditional notion of sleep involved two shifts called “segmented sleep.” In an article published in New York Magazine,
Benjamin Reiss explains that between the two segmented sleep periods was a period dubbed
“quiet wakefulness” that can last over an hour. The theory stating that sleep is made up of
a structure of segmented sleep followed by quiet wakefulness followed by segmented sleep
was so widely adopted that it suggested an evolutionary cause. However, either the evolutionary theory can’t
stand or certain factors about our environment today have disrupted the pattern of segmented
sleep. If you’ve been trying hard to improve the
quality of your sleep but it still feels like you cannot get a full uninterrupted night’s
sleep, don’t fret! You are normal. While there are a number of factors that can
contribute to uneasy sleep patterns, Chinese medicine can tell us what waking up at specific
hours of the night means. So now that you know what may be causing you
to wake up at random times during the night, it might be time to think about switching
up your sleeping position! The sleep position in which you sleep can
play a big part in the quality of your sleep. In addition to this, if you suffer from certain
health conditions (like heartburn for example), there are certain positions you should and
shouldn’t sleep in to help relieve your symptoms. Doctors suggest that if you have heartburn,
you sit in a slightly upright position. This will keep the contents of your stomach
down as you sleep. If you have heartburn, you should avoid sleep
flat on your back, as this can worsen the condition. According to the New York Times, doctors also
state that you should sleep on your left side if you have heartburn. Doctors also state that the number one position
that you should absolutely not sleep in is on your stomach. This is because it can affect the curvature
of your back. And sleeping on your stomach also places unnecessary
strain on your neck, back, and spine. If you tend to sleep on your stomach and find
that you have trouble sleeping or you wake up sore, try sleeping in a different position
to see if the quality of your sleep improves at all. You never know unless you try, right? Sleeping on your stomach makes it difficult
for your body to maintain a completely neutral position, which can put stress on your whole
entire body. So avoid sleeping on your stomach if you can,
and try incorporating different methods and lifestyle changes to try to improve your sleep. So what do you think? Do you tend to wake up at random times during
the night? What are some of the things you do that help
you fall (and stay!) asleep? Let us know in the comments section below!

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