Chinese body clock: what is sleep’s peak hour?

Although Chinese medicine is not officially recognized by conventional medicine, it remains one of the most ancient disciplines in the world.

Chinese body clock: what is sleep’s peak hour?

According to its tradition, each organ of our body has a moment of the day during which it reaches an energy peak and therefore the maximum of its functionalities: triple burner, pericardium and gallbladder, stick to the right time for a great rest!

7.00pm - 9.00pm, pericardium in action

According to Chinese medicine, it is at this time of the day that pericardium reaches its maximum vitality: this moment is therefore considered ideal for relaxation, meditation and sleep preparation.

9.00pm - 11.00pm, it's the triple burner’s turn

This is the definition of the energy flow that runs from the head through the neck and then along the arm, finally reaching our fingers tips: it’s during this period of time that we should fall asleep.

11.00pm - 1.00am, the gallbladder comes into action

At this point we should already be asleep, otherwise all the reserves of energy contained by the gallbladder would be exhausted at the expense of our health.

1.00am - 3.00am, soon after it’s the liver’s turn

Also during these hours, it’s essential to rest deeply because the liver is at its maximum energy necessary for detoxification!

And once you wake up?

The cycle continues: between 7.00 and 9.00 o’clock, the stomach reaches its peak, therefore it’s the ideal time for a big breakfast; then it’s the spleen’s turn which, according to traditional Chinese medicine, is able to transform food into energy!

Have you synchronized your biological clock?

Although Chinese medicine often appears obscure and far from our habits, in this case it seems to follow what are considered good resting habits: in the evening we should begin to relax already before dinner and then get to sleep between 10.00pm and 11.00pm and rest well throughout the whole night in order to wake up full of energy!

This is why it is important to rest on a bed system that suits your physical characteristics: carefully choose a mattress, bed base and pillow that best satisfy your needs.

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