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when i sit with my foot tucked under my other leg or when i sit cross-legged why do my feet go to sleep?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    When you cross your legs, the weight of your top leg is pushing down on the nerves that run down your leg into your foot. These nerves run down the back of your leg. This pressure causes the function of the nerve to be interupted. When the pressure is removed by uncrossing your legs, the nerve starts to function properly again and the result is the "tingly" feeling you feel as your foot "wakes up".

  • melita
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bad blood flow..due to the way the legs are positioned

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It cuts the blood flow off to areas of your legs which deprieves your muscles of oxygen that is carried in the blood and the muscle cells begin to die, but don't worry you have a good number of those cells.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    When you fold your legs to an extreme angle it cuts off the flow of blood to your feet.

  • 1 decade ago

    The blood is unable to circulate like it normally does. When your foot 'wakes up', and you feel the tingly feeling, you are feeling the blood beginning to re-circulate in your foot.

  • 1 decade ago

    You are cutting off your circulation. It eventually goes away once you start moving (or the blood starts flowing again)

  • 1 decade ago

    cuz the blood cant circulate through ur leg, so u get this tingly feeling.

  • 1 decade ago

    low blood circulatuion

  • 1 decade ago

    bad circulation

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