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5 Ways to Eliminate Morning Pain

5 Ways to Eliminate Morning Pain

Tired of waking up stiff and sore all the time? Don’t let aches and pains get in your way – break free from suffering with just a few simple changes to your daily routine! Small adjustments can make an enormous difference, transforming you back into feeling like yourself again. Leave behind that rusty Tin Man persona: here are some tips on how to wake up feeling great every day.

Sleep with a pillow between your knees if you’re a side sleeper, or under your knees, if you are a back sleeper.

Sleeping with a pillow between or under the knees is an easy and accessible way to bring relief to low back pain. It reduces pressure on the hips, improving spinal alignment and relieving any area of tension or tightness. Additionally, this sleeping position prevents spinal rotation at night.  Use a thin pillow. A thick pillow will push your hips into an unnatural position.

Sleep with only one really good pillow under your head.

Get sweet relief from stiff necks, headaches, and nerve impingement with one simple investment – a good-quality pillow! With your spine properly aligned during your sleep thanks to proper neck support, you’ll enjoy improved blood circulation for better tension prevention in the morning. A good pillow is an invaluable investment – it’s practically priceless when considering all of its benefits!

Eat less food that comes in packages, bags, and boxes

American diets often contain large amounts of omega-6 fatty acids (ARA).  These acids are found mostly in prepacked foods containing oils like cottonseed oil, soybean oil, safflower oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, etc. Though inflammation is a natural process, too much ARA can lead to uncontrolled inflammation resulting in increased pain, tissue damage, and disease.  It’s better to enjoy foods that come from the ground, from trees, and don’t have an ingredient list to sort through. Believe it or not, what you eat does matter when managing pain.

Drink more water

The simple act of drinking enough water can be nature’s greatest defense against pain. When our bodies become dehydrated, they are overwhelmed by trying to manage so many functions and this leads to fatigue, anxiety, and even mood problems – in addition to physical pain.  Keeping hydrated gives your body the best chance it has at staying alert and functioning optimally; something that should never be underestimated. As a general rule, you should be drinking half your body weight in ounces of water daily.

Sleep 7-8 Hours Nightly

When you don’t get enough sleep, it can lead to more than just feeling groggy. According to world-renowned sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD., not getting enough rest dramatically increases your sensitivity to pain and has a negative effect on emotions such as crankiness, mood swings, depression and anxiety. He explains that any type of bodily discomfort or injury is compounded when the recommended hours of shut-eye are neglected.

Waking up in pain does not have to be a part of your morning routine. With the right changes, you can get ahead of any aches and pains before they even start! Investing in quality sleep accessories such as an awesome pillow, eating less packaged food with omega-6 fatty acids, drinking more water, and getting 7-8 hours of sleep nightly are all simple steps that you can take towards feeling better every day. Start implementing these tips now for relief from morning discomfort – it’s worth it!