Doctors in China have warned that using ones arms
as pillow when sleeping or napping have the
tendency to stress the eyes, limit blood flow to the
brain and even affect the digestive, leading to long
term conditions that may require surgery to rectify.
Often times, many people especially those who nap while in
the office or at places that are not convenient for maximum
sleep are compelled to put their heads on the arms to ease
However, experts have warned that if it becomes a habitual
trend » it could lead to life-threatening conditions that will
only take surgery to restore normalcy to the body.
The warning followed the predicament of 28-year-old office
worker from Harbin, China who is now awaiting surgery to be
able to make use of her hands normally; for even minor
According to odditycentral.com, the lady surnamed Zhang
naps on a daily basis little did she know she was gradually
causing debilitating harm to her arms.
The news portal said the habit has caused severe damaged to
the radial nerves of Zhang which control wrist and finger
Her arms are now numb and she finds it difficult to use them
for little household chores such as lifting things.