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Been there, done that. At least one of my arms usually go under the pillow, but it also depends on the season. I would like to train myself to sleep in a better position, but it can be pretty difficult after sleeping a certain way for all these years.
Have you thought about getting some of those fancy pillows, memory foam or the ones endorsed by NASA? I think your pillow is the problem as you should not need to put your arms under your pillow (thus the numb arms).
Just a thought...
BTW, I changed out my pillow to a run of the mill memory foam pillow and it has improved my sleep (head and neck support).
Yes, I have one of those - big heavy thing it is. Prior to that I'd always use two pillows doubled up but would still need the addition of an arm or two.
I am fairly wide across the shoulders, so it might just be I need a wider pillow. But the thing about arms is they don't compress. Perhaps I'll stick that big book on WPF I've got under it and try that.
I used to have similar problems, but not as severe. The neck, shoulders and arms simply hurt and felt stiff or strained. The 'mechanical' part of the problem was the matress, which started to sag in the middle and forced me into an uncomfortable position when I slid into that 'hole' during the night.
I'm fairly barrel chested and sleep on my side, used to sleep almost exclusively on the left because of heartburn and then one arm up under the pillow to prop it up as you described. Would wake up with that arm completely numb from time to time.
Started getting back and neck pain so I went in to see a chiropractor to snap everything back in place. Turned out that I had been sleeping like that for so long that my shoulders were slanted to one side and my hips to the other. Had to get all my suits and pants tailored to adjust for it.
After trying a bunch of different pillows and throwing them away, I finally spent about $150 on a modular pillow, is a goose down shell with a memory foam core. Probably about 6" thick to support my head. Also had to retrain myself to sleep with my arm at my side, crossed over and resting on the opposite waist.
Problem is that I go through one of those pillows every 6-8 months because I crush it between my shoulder and wall when I sleep.
I've done that; I've also gotten a torn rotator cuff on one shoulder. This is about a decade ago. I fixed that one by sleeping on the other side, with subsequent torn rotator cuff on the other shoulder. I've since learned to sleep with pillow propped up and arms to the side (elbow in front of nose). I've worked on my shoulders, and they have improved somewhat but I have trouble throwing a ball straight.
Coming from the highway, I just had a BMW with the sign 'Microsoft Car Sharing' attempting to do something that resembles driving in front of my nose.
That reminded me of something I read here years ago:
Owning a BMW does not always make you a wanker, it just means you will become one!
Does that also apply to Microsoft Car Sharing? Do the cars require you to close all windows and restart all the time? Do they hijack you to their garage when they want to get updates? Do you need a Microsoft account to get in?
We've been in the same rural property for 20 year and only had the septic tank emptied once. It can depends on the many factors, but the main one is the soil and water table levels and what you put down it.
Normally we can tell it needs emptying by the smell (it shouldn't). Also ensure youre not putting chlorine cleaning products down it as it will kill the tanks bacteria. Only once had to put any bacteria additives in it and if the problems not to bad you can just use yogurt.
THis is a plastic tank set in the ground, it isnt a hole in the ground filled with rocks, like old tanks are. Its to keep the water table cleaner, so its kind of like a min treatment plant, so the solid build up and hence need emptying.
It is very dry here, so no problem with it draining away. HOwever wifey does insist on using non septic tank friendly cleaners, it is probably that that is killing the natural breakdown of the solids. I'll have words with her!
Having said that I read up to check, and there is a lot of talkk on the net of needing emptying from time to time.
I'm also in New England. If you have a properly designed leach field to disperse the liquids, the tank is sized properly, and you avoid putting oils and non-biodegradable items down the drain, it could easily last 20 years or more.
We're on mains sewage, but about a year after we moved in it blocked, and overflowed. Lifted the cover and yes, the stench was hideous. I tried to rod it, but ended up calling in an expert who did the job very nicely. Turns out the cover was about 2m above the pipe, so the whole 1m x 1m x 2 m column was full... destroyed my last hazmat suit jet washing the patio, and it took 3 or four long hot showers before I couldn't smell it any more.
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