• Do you frequently wake up around 3am?
  • Have you wondered why it is always at 3am?
  • Would you like to stop waking up in the middle of the night?
  • Do you want to know why you wake up at 3am?

Some people refer to 3am as the “witching hour”. A more popular opinion is that at 3am, the “veil” between the two worlds, the one you currently live in and the other side (the fourth dimension, the ethereal realm, spirit world) is at its thinnest. Supernatural activity is higher and more accessible.

But, this can be annoying if you really need the sleep and you aren’t interested in communicating with the spirit realm because you’d rather be sleeping. I’m going to tell you how you can stop this middle of the night interruption.

But, first, I want to share with you why are waking at 3am.

Between 3-4am, as stated earlier, the “veil” between the two worlds is thinning allowing your spirit guides to better communicate messages with you. A spirit guide is a spirit on the other side who guide you towards your highest good. There is a message, a sign, you are meant to see that during your waking hours you are not paying attention to.

This is also a time where connection with your Higher Self (the Divine You) is optimal.  You may also be experiencing a spiritual awakening and your guides are able to give you more information, more “downloads” at this time than they are during the day.

This is an opportune time for the spirit world to connect with you. You are closest to this realm at this time of day than any other time of day. You are being woken physically so you can be woken spiritually.

Get More Restful Slumber When the Spirit World Beckons

In order to receive more concise and clear messages from your spirit guides you need to work on centering yourself during the day. The more calm you are and the fewer thoughts you generate, there will be more room for the messages to enter. I have always found practicing mindfulness throughout the day helps me to stay centered.

Start paying attention to the symbols and synchronicity in the the world around you. Do you notice a particular insect hanging around your home or a wildlife animal visiting? Was a particular book or movie mentioned to you again and again? Do you keep hearing the same song on the radio that you haven’t heard in a long time? Are the same numbers always showing up (ex. 111, 222, 333)? Did you run into someone who you have been thinking about?

These are all signs from the Universe and your guides. They all have significant meaning. The more you pay attention, the more you will receive. The more you follow these leads, the more sleep you will receive.

Or,  You Can Stay Awake

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you, do not go back to sleep, do not go back to sleep.” – Rumi

Now, if you really don’t mind being up at 3am, I welcome you to take advantage of this time to dive deep into the spirit realm and practice strengthening your intuition and spirit communication skills. Here’s how to begin:

  1. Take three deep breaths or so and relax.
  2. As you lie awake, place your palms face up on your sides. This signifies that you are ready to receive.
  3. Continue to breathe deeply and concentrate on your breath.
  4. When you feel ready, ask, “What am I to know, see, or learn?”
  5. TRUST! Trust any impression that comes to you.
  6. Journal your impressions, feelings, and thoughts about your experience.
  7. Make sure you thank your spirit guides and loved ones for the message. You will receive more with gratitude.

More than a Phenomenon

This “witching hour” dates back thousands of years and has undergone multiple interpretations. I guarantee, if this is happening to you, there are messages waiting for you to hear. The more you center yourself and relax, the more messages will come your way. When you are able to sleep through the night, you can rest assured you are on the right path. This doesn’t mean you won’t wake again at 3am. But, the more it happens, the better you will be at deciphering the messages.


*This whole post is based on my personal experience. Please feel free to share your experience below in the comment section. By sharing, we learn more.