Side effect of muscle gain--insomnia?!

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    Nov 15, 2010 4:14 AM GMT
    Just to be clear, I don't have sleep apnea...at least not yet.
    For the past few months, I've noticed that as I gained weight, certain positions in bed (such as lying on my side) aren't so comfortable any more. Now I can only sleep on my abdomen, ie prone, but in the middle of the night I have to wake up because my arms become numb from too much weight on them.

    Anybody have similar experiences from weight gain (and I don't mean weight from fat)?icon_question.gif
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    Nov 15, 2010 4:47 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidJust to be clear, I don't have sleep apnea...at least not yet.
    For the past few months, I've noticed that as I gained weight, certain positions in bed (such as lying on my side) aren't so comfortable any more. Now I can only sleep on my abdomen, ie prone, but in the middle of the night I have to wake up because my arms become numb from too much weight on them.

    Anybody have similar experiences from weight gain (and I don't mean weight from fat)?icon_question.gif

    working out can jazz the body and make it difficult to sleep.

    You sleep prone now because the weight of your body restricts your breathing and causes a build up of CO2 in your blood that sedates your brain. Don't lay on your arms.

    Try sleeping prone and diagonally across your bed with half of your lower legs hanging off the egde of the mattress.
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    Nov 15, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    One of my arms were numb when I woke up this morning (slept on my side).

    For a moment I thought it was someone else's, and started groping it. icon_razz.gif