A member asked:

Woke up this morning & my left leg(from knee down) was numb. i was sleeping on my back, my leg was to the side & bent. can the position cause numbness?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ester Kwok answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

If the numbness was due to the position you slept in, then the numbness should resolve. If it does not, then see your doctor.

Answered Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

You may have pinched a nerve in the position that you were laying in. This is very common, and usually resolves itself after a few minutes of repositioning yourself.

Answered Mar 25, 2014

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