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Warren, OH
A 31-year-old male asked:

Sleeping at night with my arms bent causes hand numbness. try to sleep with my arms straight, usually without success. any suggestions or excersises?

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Dr. Todd Guyette
Specializes in Hand Surgery
Splints: Flexion of the elbows as wells as wrists as we sleep puts stress on the ulnar and median nerves respectively which contributes to cubital and carpal tunnel. It is difficult to maintain proper positioning at night without some type of either wrist or elbow splint depending on the nerve involved.

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Last updated Jun 9, 2013

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