5 Reasons Why You’re Waking up With Body Aches

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Used with permission from J Patryce Design Photographer: Christian Harder

Few people enjoy getting out from under the covers in the morning. But for some, the process is a little more challenging than others.

Even if you think you’ve gotten enough sleep, those dreaded aches and cramps can leave you feeling even more fatigued. Not to mention it can be difficult to complete your daily tasks while you’re in pain.

If this seems like the case for you, then keep on reading! Below we will discuss just some of the different reasons you’re waking up feeling this way.

Used with permission from J Patryce Design Photographer: Christian Harder

Poor Quality Bedding

It might not seem that important initially, but the right quality bedding plays an essential part in our sleeping patterns. Without the proper support, both by your mattress and your pillow, it’s very easy to wake up feeling sore.

If you don’t want to commit to purchasing an entirely new mattress just yet, try investing in a latex mattress topper. You’ll still notice an improvement in comfort without such a significant expense.

Used with permission from J Patryce Design Photographer: Christian Harder

Strenuous Exercise

Have you completed an enormous workout the day before you woke up feeling unwell? While a good night’s rest should take away most of the pain, that’s not always the case.

If you’ve overexerted yourself, waking up feeling less than great is entirely normal. The good news is that the more you exercise, the more your body will adjust and the better you will recover.

Used with permission from J Patryce Design Photographer: Christian Harder

Sleeping Position

There are a lot of different sleeping positions out there, and while you may have a habit of resting a certain way, it could affect your ability to wake up in the morning. For instance, stomach sleeping can lead to a lot of neck and back pain.

If you can switch, it’s best to sleep on your side, as it has the least amount of problems. Back sleeping is also recommended – although it can increase snoring.

Lack of Sleep

Sleep is the time for our bodies to recover. So if you’re not getting at least eight hours a night, you may not feel that you are healing from the day before.

Again, insomnia can occur because of different reasons. To fix the issue it could be as simple as rearranging your bedroom, limiting screen time, or even watching what you eat. You’ll need to do some trial and error to see what works for you.

Underlying Medical Condition 

Finally, the last reason you may wake up with body aches and pains is if you have an underlying medical condition. Certain diseases, arthritis, and even a lack of a particular vitamin can cause an increase in inflammation.

It is always wise to reach out to your doctor to discuss further testing if you can’t fix the issue on your own. They will be able to diagnose or rule out potential concerns.

Final Words

A poor night’s sleep can be frustrating, but you don’t have to suffer for long. By determining the cause, you can identify strategies that will improve the quality of your Z’s in the best way possible.

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