Morning & Evening Health Self-Review

The morning, when we first wake up, and the evening right before we go to sleep, are unique times of our day. In the morning, we are just beginning our day, and in the evening we are coming to the end of our day. Both of these times offer us a special opportunity to do a self-review of our health and well-being, whereas during the day we may become too busy and end up missing valuable messages from the body and the mind.

As soon as we wake up in the morning, we may receive a variety of messages from the body, but these messages often disappear from our awareness or dissipate after 20-30 minutes of being up and about. So, paying attention to how we are feeling and to signs and symptoms that may be present as soon as we wake up and get up can give us much insight into the current state of our health.

It often happens that a person finds sticky substance coming from around the eyes upon first awakening. Or another person may notice especially swollen bags, or puffiness around the eyes upon waking. Really dry mouth or “cotton mouth” is another common symptom noticed in the morning. Someone else gets out of bed, and upon standing feels pain in the bottoms of the feet and/or the ankles. Other kinds of joint stiffness, pain, and swollen are often noticd in the morning.

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