Thread: Arms Falling asleep at night
08-01-2005, 09:30 PM #1
Arms Falling asleep at night
I've seen other posts regarding similar circumstances. At night I wake up and my arms are alseep no matter what position I lay. Is it something to worry about? Will it go away while on or not until off? Is it Compartment syndrom then?
08-01-2005, 09:52 PM #2
happens to me all the time, also while talking on cell phone. try not to sleep with your arms above your head. I've never had a problem with it except for the fact that it hurts a little sometimes.
08-01-2005, 10:36 PM #3
yeah i get it too, you need to keep your arms on your sides when you sleep.
when you lift your arms a vein attached to ribs goin up to the arm is constricted. This over time, like 4-5 hours causes pins an needles, and numbness.
08-01-2005, 10:58 PM #4Associate Member
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I always get this almost every night, and yes I always sleep with my arms above my head
08-01-2005, 11:39 PM #5
i got them on my last cycle... it could be because your nerves aren't used to all the size your put'n on / so your arms- hands go numb, at least that was my problem
08-01-2005, 11:58 PM #6
Happens to me as well.
08-02-2005, 03:15 AM #7
If you sleep on your side, support the wrist and hand of the arm of the side you are sleeping on with a pillow. Works for me.
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08-02-2005, 07:35 AM #8
yes a pillow for support usually helps out a bit
08-02-2005, 07:47 AM #9
yes sir... the pillow thing def. is the way to go...... especially when your massive.....when my chick stays over i extend my arm above my head and it always falls asleep
08-02-2005, 09:41 AM #10Originally Posted by Superhuman
I paralysed my left arm for a few days and needed a few weeks of rehab because I slept with my left arm over my head. It would "fall asleep" on me all the time but I never thought anything of it... until one morning when my arm was dead weight I could not move.
After 3 days I could not even lift my arm past my chest... I went to see a sports med doctor, he didn't find anything, he sent me to a neurologist, didn't find anything (but I got poked with some serious needles!), then to a physio who'se first question was "do you sleep with your arm like that"... I'm not massive by any standard, but apparently once the shoulders get to a certain size, the nerves can get pinched inside the shoulder which can cause paralysis.
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