What causes my arms to fall asleep at night?
Hello! First of all, thank you for coming to the Experts123 site. Second, there are many different causes of limb numbness from a pinched nerve or slipped disk in your back to laying in the same position too long, especially if you’re overweight like myself. I think it depends on where exactly in your arm you are having problems with. I have found that for me, putting my arm under a pillow can be problematic when sleeping, so I cross my arms when I go to sleep to avoid the tingling and discomfort. As for the other possibilities, if you are having nerve pain (where it feels like your limbs or back are being electrocuted or the feeling is very intense) you should definitely see a doctor ASAP to avoid complications later on. I would recommend not sleeping on your bare arm or over a pillow and see a doctor about this issue as soon as you can! I hope this helps, thank you very much for asking this question!
It usually happens when you are sleeping in a position that might restrict proper blood flow to your hand. This might be caused when pressure is put upon your hands or they are in a uncomfortable position.
When you start to fell the numbness, try changing your sleeping position and gently shake your hand to bring back the senses.