The bottom line is that scientists know much about how chronic sleeplessness works or why it disproportionately affects women and people over the age of 65.
Gayle Greene, author of Insomniac, explains how sleepless nights can have a devastating effect on daily routines. She says that chronic insomnia is often mistaken as “a bad night” and that few people realize just how debilitating sleep deprivation can be.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, if you wake up consistently at the same time, it could indicate a sign of weakness in the corresponding meridian or organ.
Waking up between 3-5am can be an ascension symptom, but if you find yourself waking up regularly around the same time each night, it could be because your body is trying to send you a message.
According to the ancient Chinese Medicine Body Clock, energy runs through a different meridian of your body at different times of the day. These meridians are like channels which send energy to various organs in order to promote health and vitality.
When there is a blockage in these channels, however, energy cannot pass through causing stagnation or a build up of energy. This can then disturb your sleep and wake you up.
Here is a list of the organs associated with different times:
9 pm to 11 pm
Between 9 and 11 pm is typically bedtime for most people. Difficulty falling asleep during this time is a sign of excess stress and worries from the day. Positive mantras, meditation, or successive muscle tension and relaxation exercises are recommended to help you sleep.