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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-22-2020, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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How do you place your arms when you sleep?


Lately my arm positioning when I sleep has felt so strange and uncomfortable that it even wakes me up. I don't know where to place my hands so I'll curl them awkwardly under my chin. It makes me wonder if that placement will mess with my wrists or something. Not sure when I became this concious about it, but I do have long arms and hands.
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Sometimes I lay with my head on top of my arm laying sideways but that usually makes my arm go numb and floppy for a good minute when I wake up.

But most of the time I sleep with one of my arms over my cover on top of my chest and my other arm will lay straight down my side while I'm sleeping sideways. Its the perfect way for me to sleep.
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Mostly all of what you said is how I sleep too. Had to read it a few times to visualize it 😉


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Two under the pillow, two at my left, two at my right, and two holding the blankets.

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I usually go to sleep on my right side with my left arm around my pillow so my hand is under my pillow and head, but I don’t always wake up that way.

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Usually I lie on my side with arms crossed at my chest. Or much more rarely on my stomach with arms at my side or tucked under the pillow.
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I sleep on my back with one arm at my side and the other tucked under my pillow and head, that's the most comfortable position for me to be in when I fall asleep.
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When I first lay down I usually am on my stomach, so I put my arms totally underneath me. It feels good, especially when it's cold. I don't always fall asleep in this position, and usually switch to one side or the other in a fetal position and just put them in front of me or between my knees.
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I usually go to sleep on my right side with my left arm around my pillow so my hand is under my pillow and head, but I donít always wake up that way.
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Two under the pillow, two at my left, two at my right, and two holding the blankets.
Oh my, you're like Sheeva from MK. But even more arms.

I just lay them down next to me level with the bed, no elevation? Maybe I have low blood pressure because the circulation gets cut off easily.

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not like that, i always thought that was odd. i'm having trouble remembering where i put my arms. probably hugging my chest, or resting on my big fat belly.

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LOL @truant biten by a radioactive spider ?

I usually sleep on my sides so one arm might be under a pillow, one in front, or just keep the two in front, sometimes I end up with one arm under my body & I wake up with a dead arm & for a minute I think it might be because of a heart attack.
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I sleep with one arm up under my head and pillow which I know can lead to arm pain and other problems, and the other hand folded up against my chest which can also lead to sternum pain some days. But I can't seem to change my sleeping position, especially since I suffer from chronic insomnia. If I don't sleep in that position I'll just never fall asleep at all.

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I'm a side sleeper, arms tucked up against my chest.
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Doesn't everyone have their long time favorite huggee pillow? Just me...
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-24-2020, 03:08 AM
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Side sleeper. Lower arm is usually in front parallel to my face bent at a 45 degree angle, with hand rest on top of pillow, maybe under pillow. Upper hand usually will be resting on my side while the hand be the mattress to prop myself from slouching forward too much. Because if I slouch forward too much when I sleep, I usually wake up with upper back pain flareups. This has usually been the case ever since my past job many years ago, the poorly fitted ergonomic chair I had screw up my upper back.

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Nursing a gibbed yet still functional right shoulder (don't ask...but with exercise it's slowly getting better!) and I normally sleep with my right shoulder down. Sleeping on my left shoulder isn't copacetic and I can't sleep on my back...doubling pillows up has helped me sleep better in my preferred position though!
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I hold the blanket almost over my head, so one arm is uunderneath a pillow as if i don't have a pillow and the other arm is securing the blanket from any bogeymen.
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I'm always on my back with my arms down at either side.
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