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is this normal?

(4 Posts)
pleaserewind Sun 29-May-05 18:11:59

to wake up in the night with an arm or a leg thats gone completely dead to the point where you can't move it AT ALL?
this happens to me loads and sometimes i wake dp up to help me as i am having to hold say my arm with he other arm and move it around to wake it up again!
sometimes it's just a bit dead or pins and needles but i get it all the time.

nutcracker Sun 29-May-05 18:13:55

I get it especially in my arms as I tend to sleep with them above my head and then they go dead.

coppertop Sun 29-May-05 18:41:57

It happens to me probably a couple of times a week but only in my arms. The whole thing goes completely numb and I have to pretty much drag my arm down the bed into a position where I can get the circulation going again. It usually happens when I fall asleep with one arm under the pillow.

WigWamBam Sun 29-May-05 18:44:01

Happens to me, too, usually when I've been lying on one of my arms. If it's just in the arms it could be a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome, but as it's in your legs too, you're probably just lying a bit strange.

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