Ah, mornings … they used to be your time of solace. Waking up from a good night’s rest, ready to tackle an exciting day. Those were the days…
Now, if it’s not your joints bothering you, then it’s your back, or your neck… or your, well… everything seems to hurt at one point or another these days.
Take comfort, because you’re not alone. At one point or another, we all wake up with that all-too-familiar feeling of an aching, sore body. There are a number of reasons this happens, from chronic conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia, to the age of your bed or pillow, and even your biological clock.1,2
If it’s your biological (circadian) clock that’s suppressing your ability to release proteins while you sleep, there’s not much available today to help.
Here are a couple things you can do today to help get you up and moving in the morning:
Keep track of how long your morning joint stiffness lasts and discuss with your doctor the next time you see them. Your doctor will be able to discuss different treatment options depending on your personal needs.
It can be hard to know where to start when diagnosed with a disease like arthritis. Click here for a free copy of frequently asked questions about managing arthritis.