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If you’re like me, you have a tendency to stay up late and not want to get up in the morning. No matter what I do, I can’t seem to get to sleep at a decent hour and I certainly can’t get up without fighting myself. It takes me ages to finally crash in the evening and sometimes even longer to find my way out from under my blankets. While I would love to abandon my nocturnal habits, the fact of the matter is that an object in motion tends to stay in motion and an object as rest really just wants to stay at rest. In my case this is even if I’m acted upon by an outside force.
Now, while I would love to say that I want to stay in bed because I’m comfortable and want to fall back into dreamland, this just isn’t normally true. In fact, when I wake up I would love to start moving, but I’m so sore that I feel like that’s just about the worst thing I could do. I tend to sleep on my side, and when I wake up my hip generally throbs and my other joints don’t fare much better. In fact, I often wake up during the night because I am in pain. If you also suffer from a chronic disorder, you are likely nodding because you know exactly what I mean. Being stiff and sore is no way to start a good morning.
There are ways to wake up that tend to be easier for those of us who wake up with a level of pain already starting. One that I have found to be useful is slowly moving myself starting with my extremities. I will move my fingers and toes, then move onto my wrists and ankles, and so on until my entire body has begun to warm up. If it is a particularly bad day, I will often force myself to stretch. It hurts when I first do it, but normally it helps the pain to go away instead of following me throughout the day.
Another thing that you can do is head into Wirth Chiropractic and see if a spinal adjustment will help you. I know a trip to the chiropractor always helps me when I wake up in pain. Hopefully it will relieve you as well.

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