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A 47-year-old member asked:

What causes your arms to fall asleep while you are laying on your back sleeping?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep: Sleeping on the back can cause pressure of the arms if you put your head on the arms or could be other medical causes including sleep apnea.

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Throids cause arms to fall asleep?

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Yes: Low thyroid can cause soft tissues swelling and edema , this edema squeeze the nerve especially the median nerve and can cause tingling and numbness in the hand and sometimes the arm with different nerve.

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