When thinking about sleep and health, it is common to focus on the amount of rest, but it is not enough.
Although the total time is very important to consider a good night's rest, it is equally essential to take into account continuity and stability.
In order for sleep to be restful, it is essential that it is not interrupted by shorter or longer breaks. Even if micro-awakenings occur, you will inevitably feel tired, sleepy and not so energetic the next day.
Interrupted or fragmented sleep contributes to insomnia and the consequences of sleep deprivation.
For Chinese medicine , sleep represents a strongly Yin phase (stillness), as opposed to the Yang phase of wakefulness (activity, action).
According to Chinese medicine, sleep depends on the state of Shen, or the "mind" or "Spirit" which represent, in a certain sense, the psychic-emotional state of the person.
THE ORGAN CLOCK
The time of night awakening is important for Chinese medicine because it turns out to be a message from our body.
- Waking up from 1 to 3 am means that your liver has too many toxins to dispose of, in short, it is working too much. In fact, the liver metabolizes not only food to turn it into energy but also our emotions.
- Waking up from 3 to 5 in the morning means that you are going through a period of sadness and a period of closure. The lung, the organ that is most represented at this time, is connected to the emotions of sadness and pain.
- Waking up from 5 to 7 in the morning means having emotional blocks, situations that we cannot solve and thoughts that we cannot metabolize.
WHAT TO DO?
- Eating in a balanced way trying not to burden the liver which, in addition to food, also metabolizes our emotions. Avoid alcohol and meditate.
- Do breathing exercises and during the day do stimulating activities such as exercise, dancing or running.
- Let go of emotional blocks , relax your muscles.
In case of poor digestion and a liver that is particularly heavy, it can be helped with a targeted purification with specific plants such as Milk Thistle and Fumaria.
You can find both in the Enhanced Liver Depurative
Epsom salts are a real cure-all for relaxing muscles and relieving stress. In England they are also known as bitter salts, due to their taste or English salts. The main components of this salt are magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium both in the form of a supplement and taken through salts performs an anti-insomnia function. The sulphate performs a detoxification and purification function of the organism.
A relaxing bath or footbath before going to sleep is what you need for a restless sleep. Furthermore, epsom salts improve the oxygenation of the organism, eliminate toxins and reduce swelling.