Should you sleep in your facet, you doubtless know this situation all too nicely: you have been sleeping for hours along with your arm wedged beneath your head. Possibly you get up with a numb arm each from time to time, or an excellent stiff neck.
In keeping with Bhopal, that is no coincidence; “Sleeping in your arm could cause shoulder and neck pain by compressing the nerves within the shoulders and misalignment of the pinnacle and the backbone,” she says. This could result in that numb or tingling sensation within the arms and fingers, and over time, she provides it will probably additionally result in tendinitis within the rotator cuff. (Ow.)
Specifically, Bhopal notes these with a historical past of shoulder accidents or nerve impingement ought to positively keep away from sleeping with their arm beneath their head, particularly on the facet of the damage.