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What does it mean when you dream about numbness?

Being unable to relate to feelings in the physical body while dreaming may indicate that the dreamer has been in a state of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, in which the body is temporarily unable to move. Alternatively, this experience may indicate that the incident being dreamed about was too emotionally numbing for the dreamer to feel.

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The sense of the nearness of the end broke down the numbness which held him.
Numbness and lassitude crept upon her, and she was beginning to hope that she was only dreaming it all when he roused her by saying,
It was agreeable to come to himself again after several days of numbness and torpor.
Unknown and dreadful things go on in your legs, strange prickings and tinglings and dartings up and down, a sudden terrifying numbness, when you think they must have dropped off but are afraid to look, then renewed and fiercer prickings, shootings, and burnings.
All that night Saxon lay, unsleeping, without taking off her clothes, and when she arose in the morning and washed her face and dressed her hair she was aware of a strange numbness, of a feeling of constriction about her head as if it were bound by a heavy band of iron.
All this is visible to you by the light of an oil lamp hanging from the ceiling, and by that of an excellent fire, near which I sit in my cloak and bonnet; my muff and umbrella lie on the table, and I am warming away the numbness and chill contracted by sixteen hours' exposure to the rawness of an October day: I left Lowton at four o'clock a.
questions about urinary tract infections (UTIs), urethral strictures, genital numbness, and saddle sores.
Participants completed validated questionnaires, including the Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM), International Prostate Symptom Score (I-PSS), and National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI), as well as questions about urinary tract infections (UTIs), urethral strictures, genital numbness, and saddle sores.
Seek medical care if your neck pain is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands or if you have shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm.
By disconnecting our food choices from the violence and environmental devastation of conventional animal agriculture, we have cultivated a moral numbness that inhibits compassion and responsible stewardship of the world, its resources, and the millions of sentient farm animals.
Symptoms: 6 Pain and numbness down the back of one leg extending into your calf and the sole of your foot.
She was taken to the hospital after she fell to the ground and was unable to move or stand for several hours due to numbness and swelling in her legs.