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Why would muscles be tight after sleeping? Isn't sleep the resting time for the body?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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In brief: Lots of reasons

Yes you do rest but your body goes through an active phase too.
Also from staying in basically one position you can get stiff especially if you are older.

In brief: Lots of reasons

Yes you do rest but your body goes through an active phase too.
Also from staying in basically one position you can get stiff especially if you are older.
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