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Proper word for the phenomean when your legs/hands sleep

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
Hi,

Basically my native language is not english and that's why i am asking this questions, and i have to "google" about it, and know exactly what it is. But problem is i dont know what is exact word for it in English.

Though i have this problem from many years but now i wanted to fix it or at-least know what it is? So what you say to this phenomena when your legs/hands sleep while you are sitting working/reading.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Erm... I just say my arms asleep or dead.... Dunno what the proper word is
    :-P
    C-A x
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yup, asleep or numb
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ermm yeah, if i get up quickly and my leg is like that I'll usually say "ahhh my leg went to sleep" or "eek i've got a dead leg"

    :P
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hi,

    Basically my native language is not english and that's why i am asking this questions, and i have to "google" about it, and know exactly what it is. But problem is i dont know what is exact word for it in English.

    Though i have this problem from many years but now i wanted to fix it or at-least know what it is? So what you say to this phenomena when your legs/hands sleep while you are sitting working/reading.


    Do you mean like 'pins and needles' when the limb goes 'dead'? This is called paresthesia.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I wake up with a 'dead' hand when my head has been positioned on it during sleep.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Teagan wrote: »
    Do you mean like 'pins and needles' when the limb goes 'dead'? This is called paresthesia.

    It actually has a name?! wow haha
    C-A x
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It actually has a name?! wow haha
    C-A x
    Thanks everyone, i got the name, its called "numbness"
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks everyone, i got the name, its called "numbness"


    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! You fooled us! I thought you were looking for the medical term. :)
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