The upper part of my head turns numb in sleep. Why?

Q. What causes numbness in the head during sleep?

Answered by
Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 12, 2024

Hi doctor,

I have been experiencing numbness in the upper part of my head, specifically in the middle, while I am sleeping for the past two days. I had like to understand the possible reasons behind this sensation and whether it is a cause for concern. Your insights would be greatly appreciated.



Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care.

I have gone through all your details and appreciate your concern.

Experiencing occasional numbness while sleeping is typically considered normal. It is usually a cause for concern only if it persists for more than a week. If you have been experiencing this for just two days, there is no immediate need to worry. I extend my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

We look forward to serving you once more and invite you to contact us whenever you need a professional medical opinion.

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