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If you woke up this morning and did not feel stiff or sore, then boy am I jealous of you! Most mornings when I wake up, I do so in at least a low level of pain, but that is mostly because I suffer from arthritis. I at least understand why I wake up the way that I do. However, many people that wake up and feel pain do not. There are actually a multitude of reasons for this to occur, especially during the summer time.

One of the reasons that this may be happening is if you have recently been exercising more. The warmer weather encourages most of us to get outside and move around a bit more. This is a great thing to do, as it helps your body to keep itself healthy and will generally make you feel better all around. Exercising releases endorphins which is something that can help to affect your brain chemistry. These endorphins, when released, make you feel happier and can greatly improve your mental health. Many people who suffer from mental health disorders actually find that exercising such as running helps their attitude and allows them to feel good about themselves. While I am not suggesting that you should exercise instead of taking medication, there is certainly nothing wrong with doing both at the same time.

Another reason you may be feeling sore when you wake up is because of how you sleep. If you toss and turn a lot at night, you may be laying in odd positions. Your pillows may not be what you need and so you are uncomfortable. Due to the high temperatures of the summer, you may be sweating during the night and cannot reach a deep level of sleep. There are dozens of reasons why you may not be sleeping correctly, but if you are waking up and are in pain, it is likely that your sleep is not restoring you like it should be.

While there are obviously more reasons than just these as to why you may be in pain when you wake up, they are a couple of good places to start. Come into DiBella Chiropractic and see if we can help with some of these possibilities with a spinal adjustment.

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