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A 45-year-old member asked:

can my diet affect my sleep while pregnant?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The obvious, avoid caffiene, including cocoa, chocolate. Heartburn is more common so decrease carbohydrates except the more complex. Spicey foods may cause more challenges in preg.
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 44 years experience
Weight gain: If you eat unhealthy and gain weight it could cause sleep apnea. Spicy foods will increase reflux symptoms and disrupt your sleep.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

Why does my hands up to my elbow keep going numb and tingly. Also it seems to happen more when i'm driving and sleeping it wakes me up numerous times.?

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Pinched nerve: Pinched nerve at the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome) is a common cause for such symptoms. However other causes of peripheral neuropathy should be considered and ruled out by history, physical exam and some blood tests. Diabetes, thyroid disease and some medications are common causes. I suggest you discuss with your pcp.

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