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#1 of 5 Old 04-05-2007, 09:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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.

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You might want to invest in a body pillow. My arms fall asleep when they prop up my head, but that's about it.

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My body parts are a lot more succeptable (sp?) to falling asleep when I'm pregnant Weird but true.
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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.

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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.

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