Waking Up With Pain For No Reason

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Sleeping position matters... when your sleeping in a position that is not favorable to the spine, meaning it is not in a generally neutral position, it can cause discomfort. Additionally the mattress can also play a role. Mattress's that are too soft can exaggerate spinal curves causing discomfort, versus mattress that are to firm can decrease spinal curvature causing discomfort.

Muscle strain or overuse: 

Myofascial sprain/strains aren't always recognized right away. You can feel perfectly fine after performing an activity such as helping a friend move, exercising or twisting in an awkward position. Then to eventually flare up and get inflamed over night, causing considerable pain in the morning.

Sedentary lifestyle: 

Inactivity and repetitive prolonged sitting can cause your joints and tissues to become tighter and more difficult to move. This can make individuals more susceptible to injury, as well as create more inflammation in the body and more joint pain. Seen commonly in desk workers and students.

why do i wake up with pain for no reasonStress and tension: 

The mind and body are directly correlated. Emotions such as depression, stress and anxiety will often times contribute to the body's ability to heal and it can also increase the body's perceived pain level! Another reason sleep and stress management are so important in pain management.

Underlying medical conditions: 

Underlying medical conditions can pre dispose the body to feeling more pain with decreased motion while sleeping. These conditions include arthritis, multiple sclerosis and obesity. Even inflammatory conditions can increase the sensation of pressure and aching in the body while the body as at rest due to the lack of motion.

Sleep disorders: 

Any sleeping disorder that disrupts your sleep can contribute to waking up with pain because it inhibits the body's ability to heal and recover. Listed are some of the most common sleeping disorders.

  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia

To address the issue, consider these general tips:

  • Be cognitive of your sleep posture, making an effort to keep a more neutral spine. Pay attention to the density of your mattress. Keep a neutral pillow height.
  • Consistent exercise and motion is great for decreasing inflammation, improving muscular endurance, improving cardiovascular health, encouraging healthy joint motion as well as improving mental health.
  • Perform stress reducing activities such as walking, reading, yoga or meditation.

If these tips and tricks don't help your condition or pain worsens, consult with any one of the trusted doctors at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic.

Call us: 406-551-2177

Schedule online at: Gallatinvalleychiropractic.com 

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