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I've often had issues with my arms going numb while I am sleeping....I literally can't feel them. Just curious as to whether this is normal or not. I tend to sleep in crazy positions and do tend to sleep on my arms, so when I do that it would make sense that I could just be cutting off the circulation. When that happens and I wake up then I just move my arms and after a couple minutes everything is back to normal. But there are also times where I couldn't be cutting off circulation and my arms are slightly above my head and the same thing happens. Is this normal or not?? I have dealt with minor nerve pain and lots of muscle pain/weakness in my arms the past few years and am just curious to see if this arm numbness happens to everyone or if it could be related to the pain/weakness issues in my arms.

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What you're describing is paresthesia...and sometimes it's caused by nutritional deficiencies. You might do a keyword search on this.

I suffer from intermittent paresthesia, but it was caused by chemotherapy.

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I have started having this very issue! I posted on an autoimmune forum about it. I have started getting dead arms soooo bad at night that I can't even move my fingers - it is scaring the heck out of me. I hope someone can give you (and me) some answers!

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Okay, here's a starting point: deficiencies in calcium, phosphorus, and B-12 can cause limb numbness or paresthesia. Perhaps the two of you should get tested for these deficiencies.

Here's a good link for symptoms of nutritional deficiencies/toxicities:

http://www.behealthyatwork.com/pdf/Deficiency-Toxicity.pdf

Thanks rosetapper!

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I can't put my arms above my head for any lenght of time without them to start going numb. Last I knew all my vitamin/mineral levels are good. I do have three posterior osteophytes in my neck. I believe my neck has something to do with my issues. Do you have a slipped disc or a pinched nerve? I also get numb arms when I sleep wrong on them. I think that is pretty normal to happen.

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I can't put my arms above my head for any lenght of time without them to start going numb. Last I knew all my vitamin/mineral levels are good. I do have three posterior osteophytes in my neck. I believe my neck has something to do with my issues. Do you have a slipped disc or a pinched nerve? I also get numb arms when I sleep wrong on them. I think that is pretty normal to happen.

I have the same problem with my arms over my head. I don't know why.

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Mom,friend and I use wrist splints when we get this problem. We get them at the drug store. We sleep with them on and problem is gone.

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