#175 Get up

Natalie Dee may hate mornings, and maybe you do too. But when you live with chronic pain and as a natural result of that have trouble sleeping, staying in bed is not a good option. I'm sorry for giving it to you straight but that's how it is.

I often wake up really early, and especially if I'm pain I just want to stay horizontal hoping to get some more rest. But years of experience have shown me that that's just not going to help.

Get up the same time every morning, even if you're tired. That's what every sleep specialist will tell you... apparently its important to set the brain's circadian clock, which regulates hormones for our sleep cycles.

Get moving, do some warm ups to get your circulation going and stay as active as you possibly can through the day. Make up for lost sleep with meditation and a power nap if you can.

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