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What causes stiff chest and ribs when i wake up in a morning?it lasts about an hour.and unable to cough sputum up because chest is stiff.only in a.m

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology

In brief: Check your pillow

height, or your bed may be too stiff.
You may need a new bed if, it's over 10 years old. If you can get a lower pillow, it would put less stress on your chest & ribs. So that you can get up easily & not have problems breathing or coughing. Mattresses over 10 years all tend to have stiff box springs, may have bacteria, black mold accumulating in it & not be supportive of your back while sleeping.

In brief: Check your pillow

height, or your bed may be too stiff.
You may need a new bed if, it's over 10 years old. If you can get a lower pillow, it would put less stress on your chest & ribs. So that you can get up easily & not have problems breathing or coughing. Mattresses over 10 years all tend to have stiff box springs, may have bacteria, black mold accumulating in it & not be supportive of your back while sleeping.
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