Toes and feet go numb during night

Aasmund Ryningen
3 min readJun 1, 2020


One of the things I dislike the most about my current bed is that it isn’t wide or long enough.

Meaning, when I’m sleeping at night I like to lay with my arms and legs widely spread out. Like I’m resembling the shape of an X or a cross or whatever. I don’t know why or how that is, I just know that it’s my preferred position of going to sleep. As a consequence of that, my blanket always is a little too short. So my toes stick out on the edge of the bed and they always get cold during the night. Particularly since I’m very adamant about sleeping with my window open, irrespective how cold it is outside. Unless there’s a fierce storm blowing and it literally could tear apart the window, I’m not closing the windows.

However, like I said, that always causes my toes and feet to get cold.

To some degree, this reminds me of what I heard about the other day. Actually, now that I think about it, my uncle experienced things like that, too. You see, the poor guy had to retire very early due to health related problems. I think he was either in his late forties or early fifties when he had to pull the plug on working.

Something about his gall bladder, thyroid and other stuff that I didn’t properly understand.

Now, the last time I saw him, he started complaining about pains in his feet at night.

By the way, as I’ve come to age a little myself, it’s mind blowing what a lot of people do when they visit others. I’m talking about other adults. With a few exceptions, all they do is complain, vent and rant about how horrible things are, how awful their life is and how much better things were back in the day.

I don’t know, I find that things are actually just getting better by the day.

Maybe I’m an exception, though.

Anyway, so what my uncle told me and what I’m experiencing at night is somewhat related to what I saw the other day in a fibromyalgia support group.

‘My feet go numb when I sleep’

‘My left hand and foot’

Surely I’ve woken up in the morning with pretty much stiff and cold toes and it has actually genuinely hurt at times, putting my feet on the floor and starting to walk around. Only for a couple of seconds though, after a short while I’m good to go.

But, I’ve never ever experienced them going numb before.

That’s a new one.

Must be horrible to live with.

Like I’m always doing, I’m a big proponent of CBD oil because I’ve seen and heard what it can do to people who struggle with fibromyalgia. Now, I’m not saying that you’ll get completely rid of all your pains right away. Maybe it won’t even work at all. People are just different screwed together. Some people respond better to the treatment than others.

But what I for sure know is that there are many people who’ve suffered from fibromyalgia who have gotten rid of their pains after consuming CBD oil.

Whatever the case for you is, you’re in charge of your own life.

Just don’t choose to live an entire life in pain and suffering over something that has a little ‘drug’ stigma attached to it.