You’re not Getting Enough Sleep at Night? Here Is How This Affects Your Body

It is very often that you hear people having trouble sleeping. The difficulty of falling and staying asleep, labeled as insomnia, is one of the major health complaints around the world. This annoying disorder can have a negative impact on your health and on your capacity to function properly.

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Sleep deprivation can precede numerous health problems

Not getting enough sleep can increase the risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • High blood sugar
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Diabetes

According to worldwide statistics, 90% of people with sleep disorders also experience various other health conditions.

Since forever, the Chinese have developed a very  inventive way of helping us determine when to eat, exercise, work, rest and sleep. Their method, the so-called ”Organ Body Clock” is based on the idea that each organ in the human body has its lowest and highest point of energy, throughout the day. According to the Chinese, our body energy occupies one significant organ at a time for almost two hours. A steady sleep cycle can be attained by paying attention to this time frame. Let’s dive in.

Can’t sleep between 9 and 11 PM?

9 to 11 PM is the time of the Triple Heater, this being part of a group of muscles that shield your heart and create a balance needed for you to fall asleep. In the absence of the proper functioning of this mechanism, you will experience insomnia or feelings of confusion and paranoia.

The tendency to wake up from 11 PM to 1 AM

11pm-1am is the time of the Gall Bladder and if you want to wake up feeling energized, the body should definitely rest during these hours. Your body energy is focusing now on your gallbladder. This is where the liquid produced by your liver – bile – is stored, therefore you should be having a peaceful sleep.

The tendency to wake up from 1 to 3 AM

The time of the Liver, by all means a time when you should be asleep. During this time, your body detoxifies and new blood is made. Waking up during this period could mean you are prone to liver diseases or you are already experiencing them. This is also the common time when you are having dreams.

The tendency to wake up from 3 and 5 AM

Between these hours, your body energy is directed to your lungs. They are repairing themselves from everyday functioning. Again, you should be asleep throughout this time, because right now the sleep is at its deepest point.

Issues with sleeping between 5 AM and 7 AM

It is the time of the Large intestine, when your body eliminates waste accumulated the day before. If you find yourself awake, digestive issues may be in place.

The Chinese have made it easier for us to focus on eliminating sleep troubles, so we can take a closer look and sleep well to help our body recover every night.

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