If your hand or arm ‘falls asleep’, you can often ‘wake it up’ by shaking your head!

As you have already learned, the technical term tingling sensation you get from sitting or laying is paresthesia. What we hadn’t told you then is that there’s a neat trick to get rid of paresthesia in under a minute! The phenomenon is frequently the result of compressed nerves in your neck, so you can literally ‘shake’ the sensation by rocking your head side to side! Moving your head helps to relieve the nerve tension and gets rid of the tingly feeling faster. This trick doesn’t work for paresthesia below the belt, so if a foot or leg falls asleep your best bet is to walk it out. But for upper body tingling, take Willow’s advice and whip your hair back and forth!