Hello, I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.For how much duration did the numbness last?Did you do any measure (like moving the neck) for the recovery?
Was there any abnormal position during sleep (high pillow)?
The duration was about 1 to 2 minutes. No I didn't move my neck I rubbed the area to wake it up like I would do when my hand falls asleep. I dont think my pillow is high, I slept the same way I always do every night.
Thank you for a quick reply.
HI, Thanks for your question. My name isXXXXX and I am here to help you today. I will be happy to help you with your follow-up questions also. I am sorry for the inconvenience you faced. I would like to reassure you that there is nothing serious likely with this short term numbness. You felt this numbness because of some nerve compression during sleep. It's same as one can get feeling of sleeping arm, the mechanism there is a nerve compression. If you are feeing alright now, you don't need anything further. Just relax, hopefully this will not happen again but if this happens again then get your xray cervical spine to make sure that there is no disc problem but i am hopeful that you will be fine. I hope this helps you, please ask if you have any question because our discussion always remains open so you can always ask more till you are satisfied, You can click the smiley to rate the answer. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always.