|Not feeling it today...|
The problem with this is that it makes it even morechallenging to get your day started when it's not starting off correctly.
Let's try to examine the most obvious issues:
- How old is your mattress and is it sinking or sagging?
- What is your sleep position?
- Where is the pain?
By the way- your sleep position may also be a problem. The best positions are on your back or sleeping on your left side (with proper head support). The best thing for back health is a neutral spine position at night with excellent blood flow (left side also makes it easier to maintain good blood flow). This way you won't see a drop in systolic blood pressure overnight and get that dizzy feeling when you wake up.
Now let's assume, all else being equal and good, that you still suffer a little from the getting out of bed blues. Back is still tight, body feels stiff, and you just can barely reach over to get the alarm. Let's also assume that you got at least 7 hours of sleep (but I am not overreaching here!). I have some good bed stretched to help get you going.
Here are my top three bed stretches:
1. Psoas Stretch- hang one leg off of the bed and bring the other towards your chest.
2. Lower Back Stretch- Bring both knees up towards your chest
3. Bridge Stretch- bend legs at right angles, push with your heels, and lift your hips off of the bed while leaving your shoulders at rest