03:00-05:00 – Lungs
Your lungs are the first organs that start filling with Qi by collecting oxygen and moving it to all the other systems in preparation for a new day. If you keep waking up during the period from 3:00 AM to 5:00 AM and have symptoms like cough, sneezing, or nasal congestion, this may indicate that you have excess mucus or a poor diet.
Lungs are also connected to the emotions of sadness and grief, so waking up at this time could be a sign that you need to let go of these feelings. In this case, doing some breathing exercises may help you sleep better.
05:00-07:00 – Large intestine
During this time of the morning, the energy flow is concentrated in your large intestine that clears waste from your body. If there’s an imbalance in this organ, you may experience constipation, weight gain, or even premature aging. To make your large intestine work properly and to regulate your sleep cycle, you should stretch your muscles, drink plenty of water, and use the bathroom after waking up.
This time is also associated with emotional blockages, the feeling of being stuck, defensive, or impatient about your life. So constant waking up may be a sign that you need to let go of all your emotional burdens.