you ever woken up in the morning to have a nagging
tingling sensation in one of your body parts?
Arm sleep problems are fairly common. They occur
when a person wakes up and notices that one of
their body parts, such as the arm and hand feels
numb and immobile. What's going on? What causes
sleep, this strange tingling sensation isn't uncommon,
but it is uncomfortable. It's frustrating to wake
up in the middle of the night, roll over, and
realize you can't move one of your arms. The icky
sensation gets stronger as your body part wakes
Why Arm Sleep Occurs?
sleep occurs after you've been sleeping
with the weight of your body resting on your arm for a long time. It is especially
common in people who are side
sleepers or people who fold their
arms behind their head and then fall asleep. Since
your arm was squeezed so tightly for such a long
time, the pressure makes it hard for your brain
to send impulses. It as if your brain has temporarily
lost communication with that body part.
arm sleep, arteries can also be squeezed tightly.
This means no nutrients are making their way to
those body cells. This makes the cells behave
oddly. What does this mean for you? It means you
experience unpleasant sensations like arm sleep
as well as the hands falling asleep. This lapse
in impulses causes your arm not to operate properly.
The numbness, tingling, and odd sensation are
your arm's way of telling you that it's a bit
out of sorts.
sleep boils down to the issue of an interruption
of transmission between your brain and your arm.
Nerve cells may not properly be sending impulses.
You may feel odd, but it really poses no danger
unless circulation is cut off for a very long
extended period of time. The feelings associated
with arm sleep are simply a good cue that it's
time to turn over and go to seep in another position.
you experience arm sleep and your arm wakes up,
you usually tingle first then feel a burning sensation
before you revert to normal. This is because your
nerve fibers are returning back to normal. Sometimes,
it takes a little time.
What to Do to Cope with Arm Sleep?
thing you can do to possibly ward off arm sleep
is to invest in a side sleeper pillow. If you
sleep on your arm, you're always going to be a
candidate for arm sleep. This is because when
we sleep on our sides, our shoulders and arms
always seem to get in the way. A side sleeper
pillow compensates for your body parts, allowing
for proper body alignment when you sleep. Memory
foam side sleepers are among the most popular
pillows on the market, conforming exactly to fit
your body's shape and sleep position. Since
side sleeper pillows have become more and
more popular lately, they are very reasonably
priced and can be purchased at almost any retail
store or via the internet. This small investment
really can transform the way you sleep! You owe
it to yourself to give the pillow a try.
by Dr. Joseph J. Berke, M.D., Ph.D.
Discover how sleeping on The Sleep Better Pillow
can change your life.
Joseph J. Berke is an author and inventor dedicated
to helping people get a better nights rest
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