Proprioception is the brain’s unconscious sense of where the body is in space.
If the brain is receiving inaccurate information from the body about its position in space, then one’s sleep, attention and social interaction may suffer. Clues that may indicate a weakness in proprioception:
- Unusual need to have physical contact with another person; clinging.
- Hysteria over hair washing or pulling of shirts over the head.
- Difficulty grasping mathematical concepts.
- Dislike being in crowds.
- Avoidance of team/active contact sports.
- Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, extreme restlessness, or sleep walking.
- Falling out of bed, or difficulty getting up and moving after sleep.
- Clumsiness, accident-prone behaviors.
- Insecurity going up stairs.
- Avoidance of activities that require closing the eyes (such as Pin the Tail on the Donkey)
- Discomfort or disorientation in the shower.