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My left arm, mainly, and sometimes also my right arm go to sleep

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My left arm, mainly, and sometimes also my right arm go to sleep after I have been asleep for several hours, especially if I lay on top of them.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.

Hello,

 

This is usually due to degeneration of the neck or shoulders, it can compress on the nerves and cause temporary arm numbness/tingling. Most likely due to the aging process.

 

It might be wise to get some neck x-rays or CT to see how much nerve compression there actually is.

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