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Affiliated Arm Shoulder & Hand Surgeons Ltd.
3104 E Indian School Rd * Suite 200
Phoenix Arizona 85016
(602) 954-9484 * Fax (602) 954-6433

 

Sleep Modifications

In order to relieve symptoms of numbness and pain during the day you must modify the way you sleep at night. We all have habits of sleeping in certain positions that may not be the best positions to sleep in. Retraining the position you sleep in is not always easy. Poor sleeping posture usually begins when we are very young. But as children we do not experience the unpleasant side effects of poor sleeping posture. As Adults poor sleeping posture can aggravate certain conditions causing pain and numbness in the arms and/or hands.

Another position is achieved by using two pillows and safety pinning each sleeve of a night shirt to the inside of each pillow case. Your arms should be on the inside of each pillow case. This will prevent you from rolling over or lying on your arms or stomach.

Remember these methods are designed to allow for good sleeping posture. Trying to break a life long habit can take time so give yourself time to adjust and don’t’ get discouraged.