Preferred sleep position on the side is associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

@article{Mccabe2011PreferredSP,
  title={Preferred sleep position on the side is associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.},
  author={Steven James Mccabe and Amit Satish Gupta and David E Tate and John Myers},
  journal={Hand},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={132-7}
}
BACKGROUND Although carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common compressive neuropathy, there is no comprehensive theory of its etiology. Because of the prevalence of night symptoms, we are interested in the role of sleep position in the causation of carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS We performed a case-control study comparing the prevalence of preferred sleep position in 68 cases and 138 controls. Analysis was stratified by age and gender and controlled for body mass index. RESULTS We found a… CONTINUE READING