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Tips For Dealing With Morning Soreness

If you are like me, you wake up so sore that, in some cases, you find yourself rolling out of bed more often than not. 

I am usually okay once I am up and moving around, but getting to that point, I can only say the struggle is real.

The only thing that gives one solace is that they are not alone in this struggle and that there is a plausible reason for it as well. 

Studies have shown that the reason we wake up so stiff and sore is due to the fact that our body’s natural ibuprofen hasn’t quite had the chance to kick in yet.

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As a rule, our circadian clocks tend to be slow on the uptake when it comes to producing our natural pain-dampeners. 

Yep, you can blame it all on your biological clock. 

However, there are actions you can take that aid in the reduction of that dreaded morning soreness.

Mattress and Pillow

Make sure that you are not sleeping on a worn-out pillow or mattress.  It is to your advantage to make sure that there is adequate support for both your spine and your neck.

Position You Sleep In

Studies have shown that those who slept on their stomachs complained of more morning pain.  It may improve your soreness to sleep on your back or your side, with a pillow under your knees for support.

Temperature

Sleeping in too cold of an environment has shown to play a significant factor in those complaining of morning soreness and stiffness.

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Increased Activity

Looking for more ways in which to be active during the day can help tremendously.  Movement of the joints keeps them loose and lubricated.  Both light exercise and taking up yoga for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, can do wonders.

Weight Control

Maintaining a healthy weight can play a major role in soreness or stiffness contrary to what many may believe.