In the event you sleep in your facet, you probably know this state of affairs all too effectively: You have been sleeping for hours along with your arm wedged beneath your head. Possibly you get up with a numb arm each now and again, or a brilliant stiff neck.
In accordance with 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 could result in that numb or tingling sensation within the arms and fingers, and over time, she provides, it may 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 undoubtedly keep away from sleeping with their arm beneath their head, particularly on the facet of the damage.