8 "Gross" Things Your Body Does In The Morning That Actually Mean You’re Healthy

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Waking up in the morning is a pretty private thing, sometimes done around another person, but generally a space for you and your body to get back on track, even if that means doing some "gross" stuff for a little bit. It turns out, though, that the gross things bodies do in the morning are often signs of good physical health.

"During the first 30 minutes that you’re awake, your body is restarting its engine," Dr. David Greuner of NYC Surgical Associates, tells Bustle. "Your body temperature and blood pressure rises and chemicals and neurons in your brain are adjusting to the change. You may find that certain 'gross' things have happened to your body while you were sleeping, but they also may be indicators that you’re in good physical health." So even if you've noticed your body behaving differently in the first minutes to hours when you're awake than it does during the rest of the day, chances are you're in all good.

When your body transitions from sleeping to being awake, it's got some processes to go through. You may personally find them gross, but they're likely helping your body stay on track. Here are eight gross things your body does in the morning that actually mean you're healthy, according to experts.