Waking up in the middle of the night? Reminder: Body sends "warnings"

23 Jan 2023

Human sleep is indispensable to a physiological phenomenon, the quality of sleep is good or bad, related to their own health.

Everyone’s sleep time is different, it must also be determined according to the person’s age. Generally speaking, children’s sleep needs are more, the elderly have less, and adults basically maintain 6 to 8 hours per night , but there are some people who sleep less time and often wake up in the middle of the night.

Often wake up in the middle of the night, in fact, this may be a warning from the body , then, what is the reason for frequently waking up in the middle of the night?


Often waking up in the middle of the night is a symptom of sleep disorders, most of the reasons are related to work pressure, mental stress , or the patient has anxiety.

In addition, if the patient's work requires frequent night shifts, it will cause the body's biological clock to be disturbed , and it will often wake up in the middle of the night and it will be difficult to fall asleep.

In addition, some diseases can also cause the patient to wake up suddenly in the middle of the night, such as Parkinson's disease, epilepsy , such diseases in people's sleep, the brain waves sudden discharge would appear, then, it will lead patients the problem of waking up in the middle of the night.

There is also a type of disease called sleep apnea syndrome . This type of disease can also cause patients to suffer from a lack of oxygen in the body during sleep, leading to a sudden waking up in the middle of the night.

Different time periods

12:00~1:00 in the middle of the night

This time is the time when the biliary organs in the body are busy working . At this time, the biliary organs will begin to produce blood and form new bile. However , the biliary organs will function healthily only after entering deep sleep . If you wake up frequently during this time period, then It shows that there is a problem with the biliary organs .

1:00~3:00 in the morning

This time period is the best time to nourish the liver, at 1:00 to 3:00 am, the human liver is in a working state, when entering sleep, the liver began functioning, the body of some excess waste out , To achieve the effects of detoxification and promotion of metabolism , if you wake up frequently during this time period, it indicates that there are some problems with liver function.

5:00~7:00 in the morning

This is a normal time period for waking up. At 5:00 to 7:00 in the morning, the large intestine in the body begins to work , expelling waste from the body. Therefore, during this time period, people usually wake up and go to the toilet.

If you often wake up at two or three in the middle of the night, and you will experience dizziness, palpitation, poor mental state or other symptoms the next day, you need to seek medical treatment in time to find the cause, and then actively treat the cause under the guidance and advice of a doctor Take sedative and tranquilizing drugs appropriately , eat some foods that help sleep well, pay attention to emotional regulation and appropriately reduce stress.

To sum up, waking up in the middle of the night is often caused by excessive stress or certain diseases, and waking up at different time periods means that different organs of the body have problems . In addition to active treatment, patients should also pay attention to regulating their emotions and releasing stress appropriately in their daily lives . Choose some sports that suit you every day , such as brisk walking, jogging, ball games, which can achieve the effect of promoting sleep. In addition, to create a comfortable sleeping environment , you can also soak your feet in hot water or take a hot bath before going to bed.

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