Is there a reason you are waking up at 3:00 in the morning? 

We all experience sleeplessness from time to time. You wake up at 3:00 in the morning from a disturbing dream leaving you anxious. This is not something new. In fact, many in the past have seen the 3 a.m. hour as significant.  

It has been called the witching hour and people felt the veil between those on the other side was thin. Some said the devil may have paid you a visit. Others have said it is angels coming to tell you something. If you wake up at 3:30 meant your guardian angel was delivering a message to you. 

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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Symbolism of the number 3

The number three represents unity and oneness in some religions. Waking at this time could be a time to find unity in your life. It also could indicate your life is out of balance and there are problems making you anxious that need to be resolved. 

A time to meditate

Hinduism believes waking up and meditating at 3 a.m. is a good idea. 

Finally, 3 a.m. is called the hour of Brahma, or the hour of God. If you have ever awakened at 3 a.m., you will find the earth consciousness silent and asleep, deep within the peace of rest. By meditating at 3 a.m., we are able to enter into that peacefulness, that calmness. 

Is it a sleep pattern thing?

John Anderson said on Quora that as you age your body develops two sleep cycles. He says stores in Europe would open in the middle of the night for people who were in-between sleep. He says he goes to the garden or takes a walk and then returns to sleep again. 

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Photo by Clément Falize on Unsplash

When I wake up at this time, if I can consider what is bothering me and get a grasp on the reality of the situation, it seems to do some good. After a half hour or so, I can usually drift off to sleep. 

If you wake at 3 a.m., it might be a guardian angel, the devil, or the two servings of fried bologna you ate followed by binge watching the latest sci-fi show. Whatever you think the reason is, a little self-introspection in the middle of the night can’t hurt. 

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