My arms fall asleep - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-05-2007, 10:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
ASusan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Midwest
Posts: 4,839
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
when I sleep on my back. Sleeping on my stomach - preferred position - is becoming more uncomfortable, and I find myself on my back more and more. However, my arms fall asleep. Is this weird or normal?


When I sleep on my side, usually a leg falls asleep (bottom one, but sometimes top).

I take calcium supplements before I go to bed, and this helps the leg cramping in the night, but it doesn't help with the arms falling asleep.

DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.

ASusan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-05-2007, 10:18 PM
 
mamaveggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: WI
Posts: 1,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You might want to invest in a body pillow. My arms fall asleep when they prop up my head, but that's about it.

:,,:, to my three veggie ladies 12/09/05, : 10/03/07 & 07/10/09 hanging on for dear life to :
mamaveggie is offline  
Old 04-06-2007, 11:55 AM
 
Blucactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My body parts are a lot more succeptable (sp?) to falling asleep when I'm pregnant Weird but true.
Blucactus is offline  
Old 04-06-2007, 12:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
ASusan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Midwest
Posts: 4,839
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OK - here's a question - When your arm or leg "falls asleep" is is from lack of oxygen or because nerves are pinched or not moved?

If it's o2, can the fetus be cut off from o2 from not moving or being in a weird position??

Can anyone suggest a different mattress? DH and I are planning to buy a new mattress soon. (We've been saying that for a couple of months, but it WILL happen by summer!)

DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.

ASusan is offline  
Old 04-06-2007, 01:54 PM
 
Brisen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 6,777
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
My arms do the same, though more if they're hanging down at my sides or I'm carrying something heavy. Because of that, I think it's a nerve thing. From what I've read, it has to do with your joints slackening and being kind of out of place, and putting pressure on nerves.

Mom to DS(14), DS(12), DD(9), DS(6), DS (4), and DS(2)  

***4***8****13***17***21****26***heartbeat.gif****35****40

Brisen is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off