According to a survey by the British Chiropractic Association more than 80% of us wake up every day feeling stiff.
Poor sleep posture can lock your body into a bad position which can then cause reduced blood flow to the are and a build up of lactic acid which then leads to stiffness and pain.
A few simple gentle exercises according to Good Housekeeping Good Health is all you need to do to ease out your body.
- Lying on your back, slowly raise first one knee and then the other, holding them with both hands, then bring them closer to your chest. Relax and repeat.
- Cross your left leg over the right. Again, using both hands, pull your right knee towards your chest. Your should feel a stretch in the buttocks on the left side. Repeat with right leg.
- Still on your back, with knees bent, make sure the small of your back is not touching the bed. Tighten your abdominal muscles so that the small of your back presses flat against the mattress. Hold for five seconds, then relax. Repeat three times, eventually building up to 10 repetitions.