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A 46-year-old male asked:

while sleeping left arm goes to sleep and fingers are somewhat numb what is the cause?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Vague: There can be many reasons, but i would not hesitate to get into a doctor and be examined. It could be a pinched nerve, sleep position, or other nerve/circulation issues. If this continues, do not hesitate.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Common: If the symptoms abate in a few minutes, relax. Due to sleeping with neck or arm twisted, sleeping on arm. If severe pain, if symptoms persist, you need a DR.

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Last updated Aug 13, 2017

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