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A 28-year-old female asked:

What causes numbness/pins and needles in face and neck when sleeping?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Transient numbness: The presentation of a paresthesia may be transient or chronic. It is often described as feeling of pins and needles. numbness caused by prolonged pressure on the nerve, like when you cross your legs and leg falls asleep. Such paresthesia disappears gradually as the pressure is relieved. Please check your pillow and correct your sleeping position.

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Last updated May 22, 2014

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