Why do we wake up or feel ill at a certain time of the night?

Why do we wake up or feel ill at a certain time of the night?

Why do we wake up or feel ill at a certain time of the night?

Are you waking up at a certain time each day? If so, check the Meridian Clock for insights into which organ might need some extra LOVE and attention.

Sleep has a lot to do with spirit. When your spirit is relaxed and at home inside your heart, Chinese medicine says that sleep will come easily and you will wake feeling fully rested. However if your sleep is disturbed and difficult so is everything else. If you are trying to go to bed after 11:00 pm, forget about it. In Chinese medicine that time is reserved for the liver, which has lots of creative energy for detoxing and dreaming. I know it’s tempting to stay up because you can get that second wind later but trust me, your liver needs that time to rejuvenate. Make sure to get to bed before your 11:00 pm curfew.



Chinese medicine considers dreams as a vital sign for health especially of the digestive system. We need uninterrupted hours of sleep every night to reset our bodies and brains. When falling asleep is easy and we can reach deep sleep, it is such a gift. Six to eight hours of sleep is considered maintenance, eight to ten is considered restorative. With our lives as busy and full as they are, sleep is so delicious and important.

Sleep out of balances symptoms

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia due to vivid dreams
  • Insomnia due to disturbing dreams
  • Insomnia due to restless leg
  • Insomnia due to indigestion
  • Insomnia due to sleep apnea


Meridian clock

  • 5am -7am, large intestine time. Wake up gently, release bowels, meditation, set tone for day
  • 7am – 9am, stomach time. Brea-fast time, heightened ability to concentrate. Giving and receiving nourishment and love
  • 9am – 11am, spleen time. Blood is moving, low intensity exercise like walking, clear thinking and communication
  • 11am – 1pm, heart time. Circulation, highest energy, ideal lunch time
  • 1pm – 3pm, small intestine time. Digest and absorb nutrients, energy decreases, nap or relaxation time
  • 3pm – 5pm, bladder time. Energy increases, hydration and urination, work and study
  • 5pm – 7pm, kidneys time. Energy stabilizes, body processes minerals for bones, dinner time
  • 7pm – 9pm, pericardium time. Safe interpersonal connections, light reading, sex intimacy, self care practices
  • 9pm – 11pm, triple warmer time. Endocrine balancing, deep relaxation, reflections of the day
  • 11pm – 1am, gall bladder time. Sleep, cellular detoxing and repair, building red blood cells
  • 1am – 3pm, liver time. Deep sleep and dreaming, detoxification of blood, rest recovery and reset for next day
  • 3am– 5am, lungs time. Deep sleep and dreaming, detoxification of lungs, grief processing, spiritual connection

It’s important to note that here are different types of “sleep personalities”. In Chinese medicine it is normal to fall asleep between 10 and 11 pm and to stay asleep for seven to eight hours. It’s not that anything outside of that an imbalance, but if you are have symptoms in addition, it’s time for change. In my own life, liver cleanse is the best and quickest remedy for amazing sleep.

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