For some people, aching when waking up in the morning means all you need is a few yawns and stretches. For others, it’s a persistent pain that lingers long into the day, even disrupting work and daily tasks. So why do so many of us ache in the morning, and what affects how severe the aching is?

What does aching actually represent?

What can I do about aches and pains in the morning?

Woman getting out of bed in the morning