Should you sleep in your facet, you seemingly know this state of affairs all too nicely: You have been sleeping for hours together with your arm wedged beneath your head. Possibly you get up with a numb arm each now and again, or an excellent stiff neck.
In response to Bhopal, that is no coincidence; “Sleeping in your arm may cause shoulder and neck pain by compressing the nerves within the shoulders and misalignment of the top and the backbone,” she says. This may result in that numb or tingling sensation within the arms and fingers, and over time, she provides, it might additionally result in tendinitis within the rotator cuff. (Ow.)
Particularly, Bhopal notes these with a historical past of shoulder accidents or nerve impingement ought to positively keep away from sleeping with their arm below their head, particularly on the facet of the harm.