Des: Did you know you are taller in the morning than at night? Is morning height your true height? Does it change during the day? Read the post to know.
Try measuring your height before going to bed and again in the morning when you wake up. Believe me, you will be astonished to see that you were nearly 1 inch taller in the morning than you are in the evening.
Sounds strange, right? Well, it is true.
Let’s explain more!
Why are you taller in the morning?
One of the biggest factors for this phenomenon is the effect of gravity on the body as well as the fact that your spine is free from balancing and regulating your whole body all the time. When you lay down straight and sleep continuously between 6 and 8 hours, your spine will be relaxed from the constant pressure and the gravity that your body has to endure. Plus, the liquid within the vertebrae has more time to expand through the body. As a result, it all leads to a temporary increase in your height when you wake up.
We will delve into this issue! Keep scrolling!
Our spine includes 33 small bones combined, but only 24 top most of them are mobile. And in between these bones, there are a total of 23 discs. Since these discs contain water within themselves, when you are lying down on the side, your stomach, or your back, there is no squeezing on the discs either of regulating the body around or bearing the gravity. Between 6 to 8 hours of your sleep, this makes the discs absorb and swell up just like an inflatable water balloon, thereby allowing you to grow about 0.5 to 0.75 inches taller in the morning.
But during the day, these discs gradually lose some of their height because of compressive forces. That is why you will be back to being shorter at night.
What should you do to be taller in the morning?
Here, we have discussed the 4 effective things you should do in the morning to increase your height.
If you stretch right after waking up, you are helping your muscles relax. Do you know that tense muscles are what result in poor posture? So, when keeping up with regular stretching, you are relieving and extending your muscles to make your back in better shape and promote your overall body posture. Also, stretching helps trigger the brain by increasing blood flow. As a result, you easily go on to function effectively during the day.
Try to stretch slowly and steadily because your muscles are just waking up. It is fine to do between 5 and 10 minutes to help your body be the best!
A glass of water in the morning can get rid of all the toxins that accumulate in the body overnight. So, when you drink water, it naturally enhances movement in your bowels and also adjusts your morning spree to the bathroom.
Consume a healthy breakfast
A healthy breakfast is vital to maintaining proper growth and development of the body. It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you concentrate at work or school. So, avoid skipping breakfast, or it might affect your overall growth.
One more important note is to care what you eat. Let’s find out some suggestions for those on the go.
- High-fiber cereal with low-fat milk, soy milk, and fresh fruit.
- High-fiber toast with a teaspoon of peanut butter.
- Low-fat protein shake with fresh or frozen fruit.
- A protein bar and a glass of milk or yogurt (if you do not have enough time for breakfast).
Consider taking vitamins and dietary supplements
Using height growth pills might help you get taller since they include necessary nutrients for your body. Find those with calcium, vitamin D, and zinc because they help support strong bones effectively. But it is highly suggested to talk to your doctor to find the right supplement for your needs.
Practice good posture
Bad posture affects your height for sure. Leaning forward of the neck and head, slumping, and standing with your weight on one leg might take away your height. So, you need to:
- Stand with your legs straight and stick your chin up a little. Not only will it add some extra height, but also make you look confident.
- Keep your spine straight while walking.
- Sit up straight as well.
In a word
You indeed grow taller in the morning than during the night. Still hesitant? Why don’t you try measuring before going to bed and again after waking up? Also, do not forget some habits mentioned above to improve your height growth.