What Causes Your Foot to Go to Sleep?

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Lack of blood flow to the foot will lead to the sensation the foot falling asleep; this is also known as pins and needles, or paresthesia. The tingling sensation serves as a warning and reminder to the rest of the body that the circulation is being impaired, and that the affected area is in need of oxygen and blood.
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