Over the last few months I have had a lot of sleep-related issues. I have done some research on the subject and have decided to share my findings as a number of people have mentioned to me that they too are suffering from disturbed sleep on a regular basis
Our body is full of channels through which energy is directed to our whole body. These channels are called meridians. Some of them are much more important as they carry most of this energy – called Chi – in traditional Chinese medicine. What needs to be clarified is that these meridians – when troubled- need proper healing with Acupuncture or other kind of practice which helps Chi flow better – like Chi Qong or medication from professionals of Traditional Chinese Medicine. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), every Meridian is activated every couple of hours. This is done to achieve balance in our energy matrix and maintain proper health and stamina. However, if a meridian is troubled, then Chi cannot flow through it. Hence, symptoms may manifest when the channel is activated.
One of the problems usually related to meridian issues is troubled sleep, or repeatedly waking up, during those certain hours where the associated meridians are activated. Let’s look at the different times and what they may mean:-
21:00 – 23:00:
Of course, this is the regular time we go to sleep. Most of us, have a very strict daily schedule full of pressure and a huge to-do list. Naturally, when we go to bed, we carry some of these anxious thoughts. The meridian which is related with this time is the “Triple Burner”, which actually rules over most of our natural functions. It corresponds with Hypothalamus and endocrine system. Moreover, it’s Yang – the active energy. It goes without saying, that when you have trouble to sleep at this time, your anxiety is pretty strong. The element which is related to it is Fire.
Antidote: Do the balancing Hatha Yoga breathing technique which will help you calm your Chi. Meditate on peace. Find more quality time for yourself.
23:00 – 01:00 AM :
During this time most of us are already sleeping and dreaming, leaving the pettiness of the material world behind. However, there are some of us who find it extremely difficult to sleep during this time or repeatedly wake up, making us lose our sleep. The meridian which is activated during these couple of hours is the one of Gall Bladder. This meridian is related with migraines and persistent headaches. Moreover, this meridian corresponds to the Element of Wood (Chinese Element System). When you wake up during 23:00-01:00AM you may need to let anger go.
Antidote: You need to let the past go and make peace with it. Embrace you decisions because you made them with you current wisdom. Try having a bath before going to bed.
01:00 – 03:00 AM:
Normally, you should be snoring you daily troubles away. But if you keep on waking during this time, an issue related with hatred may haunt you. And most usually, self-hatred is what causes this problem. The meridian which is related with this time is Liver one. Do you suffer from problems related with your liver, stomach, sexually related issues or arthritis? Why do you feel this hatred burning inside your heart? This meridian is also related with Wood (Chinese Element System) thus everything about hatred and anger is related with it.
Antidote: Healing meditation is what you need . Put love and peace inside your heart.
03:00 – 05:00 AM :
During this time your body experiences the lowest temperature and everything should rest in a deep sleep. If for some reason you wake up regularly during this time, then things might get tricky. First of all I should remind you that during 03:00 – 04:00AM most mysterious phenomena occur. That’s why it is called the ‘Witching Hour’. Hence, you may sense mysterious energies around you or, you may experience the ‘Awakening’. Moreover, during this time, the Meridian of Lungs is activated which is considered the most ‘magical’ one, related to the sense of freedom. Is something blocking your path? Do you want to break free? Anxiety has already kicked in. What causes this anxiety? Now that you know about the ‘Witching Hour’, are you under attack by dark forces? Or is it just anxiety what causes all this trouble? You definitely need to figure this out before moving on.
Antidote: Proper grounding can help you as it fortifies you defence system. Moreover, you can call upon the Blessings of Archangel Michael.
05:00 – 07:00 AM :
During this time, many of us wake up and prepare ourselves for a brand new day, full of possibilities and adventures. However, some of us schedule their wake up few hours later. If despite what you want, you constantly wake up during this time then something might be wrong with one meridian. Which one? The Meridian of Large Intestine is activated during this hour. If you constantly wake up during this hour – despite your will – then this meridian might suffer. Do you have any problems related to this meridian – as constipation, haemorrhoids or allergies? Moreover, this meridian is associated with the Element of Metal (Chinese Element System). The meridian of Large Intestine is responsible for our body’s “detox” system. What do you need to let go off? What is bothering you?
Antidote: Peppermint scent and tea might be the answer as it helps you abolish emotional and psychic parasites.
Hopefully this will help you get an undisturbed night’s sleep and so improve your mind body and spirit.