I am sure there are alot of articles out there about this topic, but I thought I would just share the things that make me feel better and any tips I can think of. I hope folks will respond with theirs, too. We can certainly all learn from each other. So, here are the things I do, some everyday and some particularly for a flare. I do 4 stretching exercises for AxSpA before I get out of bed every day. Three days a week I do Tai Chi for seniors by Don Fiore in the morning. He is on youtube and does exercise videos of different lengths and levels. I have no affiliation with him, by the way. 😀 I like him because he does simple exercises that are very low impact and he mirror images them so they are easy to follow. It's not a routine you have to learn, but a series of individual movement exercises. You can do them standing or sitting and never have to get on the floor. I do the 20 minute one. I also walk my dog (who walks faster than me at 5 pounds...sad) every day in the evening. I drink loads of water and eat a modified vegan diet (meaning I eat eggs). Nighttime, as you know, is difficult, so I do several splurgy things for myself here. I buy very, very soft cotton sheets...not sateen, but cotton or silk. I also buy my nightclothes at Belk (again, no affiliation), because they have several brands of very soft gowns and pajamas. I prefer short gowns that are easy on and off. I dont want to be aggravated by pants or shorts that get wrapped around me in the night. Belks sleepwear is very pricey but I get mine when they have ultra clearance sales. I sleep with a fan year-round. In winter, I just turn it away from me. The white noise really helps. I purchased a very firm mattress set with a lovely pillow top. I'm not a daytime napper, so I go to bed very early (around 7 central), and read or watch tv. About an hour before, I take my pain meds and sleep aid.
Sorry this turned out to be so long! Please post your ideas/routines. We are all in this together.