It’s happened to all of us. We get into a pattern of waking and sleeping that sees us opening our eyes in the middle of the night.
The room is dark, but sure enough, the clock reads the same time as it did the night before… And the night before that, and the night before that, and… Well, you get the picture.
So, what’s happening? Why has your body decided to suddenly nudge you awake in the wee hours? It certainly can’t be good for you.
After all, waking up in the middle of your sleep, and then struggling to fall back asleep makes you tired and cranky the next day. And sometimes, it happens even if we go to bed at the right time and do all the right little tricks, like sleeping on our left side and keeping the room cool. It’s no secret that your body needs regular and deep sleep to stay healthy. So, what gives?
There’s a theory that states that waking at a certain time of night is actually a signal from your body about something going on inside.
As you sleep, your body undergoes many states of activity. Think of it like housekeeping, while your brain takes a snooze, repairing tissue, releasing hormones for things like muscle growth.
What do you think?