4 Reasons You’re Waking up in Pain—and What to Do About It

Sleep is supposed to be the most restful, restorative portion of your daily 24 hours, which is why it can be confusing and downright enraging to wake up feeling worse than you did when you went to bed. If you find that you’re continually waking up feeling creaky, achy, or misaligned, look to your mattress. It should be down there supporting you—not secretly sabotaging you throughout the night. Here are four reasons you might be waking up and saying ouch:

1. A lack of climate control

You sleep the most comfortably (and therefore the best) when your body's core temperature stays stable. As your body heat warms the environment around it, this shifting temperature can cause discomfort, sometimes even waking you up and interrupting your sleep cycle. After a night of tossing and turning, shedding blankets and alternating between too cold and too hot, is it any wonder you wake up feeling uncomfortable?

You need a mattress whose temperature collaborates with yours. Molecule's unique design adapts as your body shifts temperatures, stabilizing your sleep, and guaranteeing a restful night that will keep you from waking up half-rested and sore.

2. Support in all the wrong places

When your alignment is off during sleep, you'll pay the price in the morning. Waking up with a sore back, neck, or stiff hips may be a sign that your mattress isn't providing you with the support you need. Old mattresses often fail to support the hips and create extra stress on the spine. Since Molecule mattresses adapt to your body’s shape, they support you in any sleeping position, creating a natural, restful posture that prevents the soreness that comes from bad alignment.

3. Not enough slow wave sleep

Sleep is when your body recovers. Scientists have proven that the pituitary gland releases human growth hormone overnight to repair torn muscle and tissue, and as blood flow slows in the brain, the body uses the extra blood to carry the necessary components to damaged tissues. Sore muscles and painful joints can be an indicator that these vital functions are being interrupted, that you’re not getting enough slow wave sleep—the time when your body experiences the most recovery and restoration—and that you are losing important healing time. To help you sink deeper into slow wave sleep, Molecule's mattresses provide high-level comfort and support to maximize your recovery time.

4. Poor quality sleep in general

Studies have shown that a sleep-deprived brain is more sensitive to pain. When your body aches in the morning, it may be sending a signal to you that you need to overhaul in your sleeping routine. Examine your mattress: the best part of a good night's rest is the total feeling of refreshment on waking up, which is why Molecule's mattresses are designed for athletes, but available to everyone. Try one out for 100 days to see if you like it, and we bet you’ll wake up feeling ready for a new day—not aching from the last one.