You go to bed, you fall asleep and you wake up in the middle of the night. You try to go back to sleep but you find it hard. You check your clock and it is 4:00 AM. Every night, the same time. This is a common problem faced by thousands of people every night.

Sleep is essential to your physical and mental health and that’s why you spend one third of your life sleeping. The body takes its time to rest and heal so if you don’t get uninterrupted and quality sleep for several days in a row, you will be grumpy and exhausted.

Biological, also know as circadian, clock is your inner clock. It is unique and it regulates your sleeping and waking up times which depend on age, among other factors.

According to Feng Shui, waking up at a certain time of the night is a sign from your body about something going wrong. Different hours are associated with different body organs and different emotional states, so if you wake up at the same time every night, it may mean that there is a problem. So let’s see what Feng Shui suggests.

Can’t fall sleep from 9 PM to 11 PM

Do you find it hard to fall asleep around these times? It may be because you haven’t relaxed yet and your mind is full of stress. If that’s the case, try some meditation and breathing exercises and have some chamomile tea before bed. It may also be related to an underactive thyroid gland so make sure you check it.

Waking up between 11 PM and 1 AM

This period of time is associated to your gall bladder. Gall bladder issues are also linked to bitterness and disappointment so something may be in your mind that makes you nervous. Remember that it is not enough to forgive others. You also need to forgive yourself. We all make mistakes so don’t be harsh on yourself.

Waking up between 1 AM and 3 AM

These hours are associated with you liver. According to Feng Shui, the liver is associated with emotional garbage, that is negative emotions, such as anger, that you need to expel away. Remember to drink enough water and decrease your alcohol and caffeine consumption.

Waking up between 3 AM and 5 AM

Waking up between these hours is associated with your lungs and it is also linked to sadness and loss. Have you recently experienced a loss (person, job, thing) and you are still trying to cope? Have a little faith and things will get better.

Waking up between 5 AM and 7 AM

You looked at the clock and it is certainly not the time you need to wake up? There may be something wrong with your large intestine. Otherwise it may be that you are emotionally blocked. You need to reassess certain situations and relationships, stop insisting and move on.

Waking up between 7 AM and 10 AM

Waking up during these hours is associated to your stomach and spleen or it may mean that you are anxious and stressed over something. Take care of yourself and if you need help to cope with something, make sure you talk to a coach.

How can I sleep with no interruptions?

If you wake up in the middle of the night and feel tired over the course of each day, try to identify why this is happening. Think of your diet, your habits, your emotional state and try to understand what is causing this so you can fix it and get some proper rest.

You may also have the associated body parts checked because better safe than sorry! Also, try some breathing exercises while in bed, before you fall asleep, go to bed around the same time every night and wake up at the same time every day, decrease your alcohol and caffeine consumption, don’t nap for more than 30 minutes. Think positive, talk to someone you trust or a coach and everything will be better!


  • Dr. Evi Prokopi

    Success Coach | HRM & PM Professor & Consultant

    Skema Projects

    Dr. Evi Prokopi is a multicultural expert, having lived in 6 countries and worked with people from 58 countries. She has tremendous experience in recruiting, training, coaching, leading and managing virtual, hybrid and in-house teams for Fortune 100 companies and start-ups. Evi, the founder and President of Cosmoleadership, the Global Leadership Association, is the first and youngest Greek female to ever speak at the Global Project Management Institute Congress and she is one of the World’s Top 100 HR Influencers 2020. She has also been awarded the 40 Under 40 Business Elite Award and the Best Leadership Award 2021 by the CEO Today Magazine and she is one of Top 41 Global Future of Work Experts. As a Certified Work Performance Assessor, NLP Coach, HRM and PM Professor at the University of Northampton, and Managing Director of Skema Projects, she wants to empower people and help them achieve their personal and professional goals. Evi is an international bestselling Author. Her first book 'The Success Playbook: The 8 habits of happy & successful people' is available in English and Serbian, and her second book 'Leadership Like a Fairytale' has just been published.