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Arms fall asleep at night

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Wright
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Sleeping habits: It may be that you are falling asleep on top of your arms, or with your neck in a crooked position, causing compression of a nerve. If a nerve is com... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Loratadine : Loratadine is an anti-histamine, therefore the medical professional that recommended it came to the conclusion that allergies were to blame. On the ot... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Two separate things: Try reducing the temperature in your bedroom and reducing the amount of covers to alleviating sweating. Adjust your sleep posture to avoid putting pr... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
"all my life": The key here is "all my life". Two very serious causes of night sweats are tuberculosis and lymphoma. You have neither. Rejoice! keep your bedroom co... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Limbs fall asleep: Wondering if nerve entrapment at the cervical spine (neck) exists. Recommend checking with your family doctor for more workup.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not uncommon: Most often this is associated with pinched nerves at wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome), but could be compressing nerves at elbow or even shoulders (thora... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rohit Keswani
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Position: Arms "falling asleep" is something that usually comes when your arms are in one position for a long period of time, and pressure is being applied to t... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Paresthesias: When an extremity "falls asleep, " this is known medically as paresthesia. The causes are usually due to a nerve issue or blood flow issue. Each can h... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olsonanswered
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Paresthesias: Could be due to kinking your neck while reading or watching tv in bed. If there is cervical neck nerve compression due to arthritis or trauma (recent... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let help you: The most common reason for arms to fall asleep at night, to have condition called carpel tunnel syndrome. The way we sleep in the fetal position (hand... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
No: When you get some area that falls asleep it typically means that there is pressure where the nerve is not getting regular flow/circulation. The muscl... Read More

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