Dead Butt Syndrome Is Real! Here’s How You Can Prevent It.
It’s a long-known fact that sitting for prolonged periods can increase your chances of developing everything from heart disease to cancer and diabetes, and can ultimately decrease your life expectancy. But there’s one side effect that you may not have realized is linked to sitting on your behind all day: Dead Butt Syndrome.
Yes, people are sitting for so long that their behinds are literally falling asleep. Also known as gluteal amnesia, dead butt syndrome is a condition that occurs when your gluteus medius gets inflamed and therefore, doesn’t function as it should.
Sitting for too long can restrict the blood flow, leading to hip pain, lower backache, and ankle problems. Essentially, this happens because our anuses are not designed to hold weight for long periods. Spending an exorbitant amount of time on your butt decreases your body’s ability to use your gluteus muscles when they’re actually needed.
People experiencing dead butt syndrome may feel the familiar sensation of a body part “falling asleep” or an uncomfortable tingling. ‘Paresthesia,’ an abnormal sensation felt in your body due to