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A 47-year-old member asked:

Tingling and numbness in one arm and side of the face. is it from sleeping wrong position?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Possibly: That could certainly do it - it's called compression neuropathy. Your weight can cause temporary dysfunction in the peripheral sensory nerves on the side on which you are lying. If that's the case, it should resolve within several minutes of moving around. Heavily sedated people (like from alcohol, drugs, or medicines) who don't move in their sleep can have longer lasting symptoms.

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