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arms go to sleep at night

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Koppel
27 years experience Podiatry
Positioning: Likely you are sleeping in some contracted position compressing the nerves in your extremities. Or you mattress may need to be replaced.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Arthritis: You may have arthritis in the back, have it xrayed and find out is there any arthritic changes if so the severity. Physical therapy might help with th ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Diet : Commonest cause of this is lousy diet. A good diet is expensive and many people cannot afford it. I have seen this many times, especially in adolescen ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Limbs fall asleep: Wondering if nerve entrapment at the cervical spine (neck) exists. Recommend checking with your family doctor for more workup.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Nerve compression?: Obesity might contribute to symptoms like this but is unlikely to be the main problem. Nerve compression in the neck is the most serious possibility. ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Pins and needles?: This is due to vitamin deficiency affecting your nervous system. Get rid of sugar in all its forms.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience Family Medicine
Arm Alarm: Your discomfort suggests compression of either blood flow to the arm or directly on a nerve. In the case of blood flow the tingling occurs as the tis ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Horacio Capote
Specializes in Psychiatry
Hypnogogic Phenomena: This is something that happens when you are in between wakefulness & sleep. Sometimes you begin to dream & are still not completely asleep. It's usu ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: Sleeping on the back can cause pressure of the arms if you put your head on the arms or could be other medical causes including sleep apnea.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
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
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