Thanks for the replies.
I used a lower pillow last night and there was less numbness. Higher pillows = more numbness.
I am going to explore how to raise the mattress 15cm, it's worth a try.
Loveactually - this is not so much a sudden thing like your shot of pain (could that be Lhermitte's sign, perhaps?) but a gradual thing while asleep. Interesting that massage also helps work it out for you, just like the numbness for me.
Cheer I will try to raise the mattress. I suppose I was just curious that the use of two higher pillows caused the numbness to happen, whereas lying flat did not so much.....perhaps my neck is out of alignment at night and when the pressure builds up of reflux blood it puts pressure on nerves and that's the numbness - if it were circulatory numbness there would be a temperature difference, but there isin't when the numbness is in my arms and hands.
LR1234 - yes that's it exactly, totally dead numb arms and fingers for me too - along with a numb head and neck. It has to be the weirdest feeling.
Lynda - your exercise idea is a good one. I was walking a lot (for me!) up to about 3 weeks ago but had to stop because we all got a virus. I will start my evening walks again.
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