A tight neck and back is one of the worst kinds of wake-up calls after a restless night, especially if they're accompanied by a loud alarm. Fortunately, even after a horrible night of sleep, there are a few stretches you can do right in bed to relieve sore muscles.
Do Right in Bed After a Restless Night
1. Figure Four Windshield Wiper;
Lie on your back with your arms stretched out to the sides, place your feet flat on the bed, knees pointing up. Cross your right ankle over your left knee. Keeping your upper body in place, let your left knee drop over to your left side. Hold here for 15 seconds, then switch sides.
2. Side-Lying Twist;
Lie on your back with your arms out to the sides in a T shape, bring your feet flat on the bed about a foot away from your butt, knees pointing up. Keeping your upper body flat against the bed, drop both knees over to the right and turn your gaze to the left, hold here for 15 seconds, then repeat on the opposite side
3. Knees to Chest;
Begin lying on your back.
Keeping your shoulder blades against the bed, hug both knees into your chest, wrapping your arms around your knees.
As your body loosens up, hug the knees closer into your body.
4. Prone Press Up;
Begin lying on your stomach, palms under your shoulders.
Slowly, on an exhale, press into your palms and begin to straighten your arms.
Bring the shoulders back and open the chest. Hold here.