5 Simple Things You Can Do to Avoid Morning Stiffness

Oh yes, it takes a while to be able to move in the morning.  Morning stiffness is a regular occurrence when you have fibromyalgia.  Though most people suffer from morning stiffness, it seems you can’t escape it when you have muscles that like to cramp all the time.

Is it possible to avoid it?  Yes, there are things you can do to help minimize or avoid it all together.  Or at least get through it faster, so you can got on with your day.  After all who wants to wake up an hour earlier just to have time to get moving.

Here are 5 simple recommendations you can add to your daily routinethat can help.

Check your sleeping environment

Are there air leaks around the bedroom windows that are letting in cold and damp night air? If so, re-caulk around your windows. You may also need to turn up the thermostat a degree or two to keep your bedroom warmer.

My room and bed are fabulous  My biggest problems are my husband’s rotating shifts and the cats.  However, the cats are maturing, so they are starting to leave me alone until I wake up.  However, as you know, with fibromyalgia sometimes you just can’t sleep well no matter what you do.

I don’t take sleeping meds, they never really helped anyway.  Now, I keep the same routine at night, minimize blue light and use essential oils that help mesleep.  These steps have helped me to sleep more than anything else.  For several years, I was lucky to get a couple of hours of restless, and interrupted sleep, even on heavy medication.  Today, I almost feel like I sleep like I did when I was younger, except for the occasional flare up.


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