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When i'm laying down with my arms to my side why do my arms fall asleep?
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Arm Asleep?
Most of the time this is caused by simple pressure on the nerve that innervates the arm. Pressure on the nerve will reduce or stop the blood flow to the nerve, and the numbness, tingling and pain ensues.
It will likely wake you us, you will roll off the arm, blood will be supplied to the nerve, and within a few minutes, the nerve will be functioning normally.

In brief: Arm Asleep?
Most of the time this is caused by simple pressure on the nerve that innervates the arm. Pressure on the nerve will reduce or stop the blood flow to the nerve, and the numbness, tingling and pain ensues.
It will likely wake you us, you will roll off the arm, blood will be supplied to the nerve, and within a few minutes, the nerve will be functioning normally.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Let help you
The most common reason for arms to fall asleep at night, to have condition called carpel tunnel syndrome.
The way we sleep in the fetal position (hand bent down), that increase the pressure in the carpel tunnel which host the nerve, that cause the arm go to asleep.

In brief: Let help you
The most common reason for arms to fall asleep at night, to have condition called carpel tunnel syndrome.
The way we sleep in the fetal position (hand bent down), that increase the pressure in the carpel tunnel which host the nerve, that cause the arm go to asleep.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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