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Aches and Pains

Aches Pain

I'm sure most of us have experienced aches and stiffness in the morning after a bad sleep. In fact, it's completely normal for it to happen every once in a while. But if you notice it happening on a regular basis, then you should make some changes in order to get a better sleep.

But what exactly causes this constant stiffness after sleeping? Well honestly there are a wide variety of reasons this happens. So let's talk about what causes morning pains and what you can do to prevent them.

1. What's the Cause?

As I mentioned above, there are many reasons why you may be experiencing aches and pains first thing in the morning. However, there are a few main culprits of morning pain that seem to be more common. One of these is lack of daily physical activity. I am sure you know how important exercise is for your body, it's common knowledge.

But not getting enough exercise can cause pain and additional sleep problems. Another main cause is a poor diet or being overweight. Being overweight often puts a strain on your joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This can cause morning pains and aches. Your sleeping posture may also be another contributing factor to morning pains. When you have a poor sleeping position, it reduces blood flow to the muscles. This causes a buildup of lactic acid which results in stiffness. The answer could also be something as simple as a bad pillow or mattress.

2. The Solution

So then what's the solution for morning aches and pains? Well honestly, it's different for everyone. But there are a few main things you can do to help reduce and prevent morning pains.

  • Use Heat: Heat can help soothe achy joints and reduce stiffness. So try taking a warm shower or bath or even using an electric blanket. The warm water and steam will loosen up your joints and reduce pain which makes it a great option for morning pains.
  • Exercise: Exercising on a daily basis is a great way to release those feel-good endorphins, get blood moving, and help clear nasty toxins from the body. You don't have to do a rigorous workout routine, even going on a short walk or stretching for a few minutes will help get the blood flowing.
  • Get a Good Sleep: It's really important to get a good sleep in order to prevent stiffness and help your body function properly. Try your best to avoid sleeping on your stomach or in an awkward position, and instead sleep on your back or side.
  • Healthy Diet: Another way to help prevent morning aches and pains is through a healthy diet. Consuming a poor diet, which is high in carbohydrates, results in weakening of the muscles, causes lethargy and bad posture leading to morning stiffness. So try to keep to a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Chiropractor: A chiropractor will be able to help you figure out ways to keep the aches and pains away, as well as help relieve the pain you’re in now. They can also teach you stretches that will alleviate the pain, and even put it off, in the long term.

The Morning Pain Takeaway

All in all, morning pain and aches can be caused by many things. However, there are many small lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce and prevent them.

If you are interested in finding more remedies for back pain, I encourage you to schedule an appointment with Stockton Spine Center in Stockton California. We offer many treatments such as: Spinal Decompression, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy and Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field Therapy. If you need some help figuring out what service is right for you, schedule a consultation with us here

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