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My right arm keeps falling asleep at night while I'm sleeping. I don't know why?

My right arm keeps falling asleep at night while I'm sleeping. I don't know why?

TOS?: 28 yo female has unilateral "arm falling asleep at night". This might be a symptom of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. See either a Physiatrist or an Osteopath. There are other disorders that can cause the symptoms however. Go sooner than later if you have a chronic cough. ...Read more

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Arms are falling asleep at night and it's very painful afterwards?

Arms are falling asleep at night and it's very painful afterwards?

Tight clothing?: Be careful with the clothing you wear to bed. It appears that you are compressing your nerves under your armpit. Pressing on these nerve bundle can cause loss of feeling, loss of the ability to use your arms and a "pins and needles" feeling.
Usually when you remove the pressure the feeling returns to your arms, sometime with a burning pain.
Seek help if this continunes. ...Read more

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For the past 3 days my arms keeping falling asleep. It's not only at night but throughout the day as well. What could it be?

For the past 3 days my arms keeping falling asleep. It's not only at night but throughout the day as well. What could it be?

See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Aching arms during the day and then at night they are constantly falling asleep with pain after. It doesn't matter what position I'm in.

Aching arms during the day and then at night they are constantly falling asleep with pain after. It doesn't matter what position I'm in.

Pinched nerves: If this problem has been happening for awhile I would suggest you seek help from a neurologist for nerve conduction studies to see where your nerves are being compressed. ...Read more

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45/f. Arm & hand pain while sleeping. Also wake up w/ arms tingling from arms falling asleep during night. Pain also wakes me up at night.?

45/f. Arm & hand pain while sleeping. Also wake up w/ arms tingling from arms falling asleep during night. Pain also wakes me up at night.?

Possible Carpal Tun: There are other possibilities, but the most likely cause for your symptoms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is the result of compression of the median nerves at the wrists and it is common for people to wake up to "shake out the numbness." I would recommend that you see a neurologist, but while you are waiting you can ice the wrists, try otc ibuprofen, and buy carpal tunnel splints for nighttime. ...Read more

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Rarely I wake up at night with rectal pain. Recently I had it and it was extremely painful. I felt nauseous, light headed, my arms started falling asleep. I used prep h and that helped as well as a hot shower. Why would arms tingle? Wasn't hypervnt

Abnormal unrelated: You have nocturnal rectal pain. That is abnormal. It wakes you up and that is abnormal. You either have hemorrhoids or you have constipation. So record you bowel movements (how many and how often per day) and your diet (what are you eating and drinking). This should be treated. You should see your doctor with this history. Unrelated is that you are probably sleeping on your arms. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my legs and arms are falling asleep often?

Should I be concerned if my legs and arms are falling asleep often?

It's not normal: Most commonly people's arms or legs "fall asleep" after they have been resting in a position that compresses the sensory nerves to the respective area (s). If this is happening when your not in particular positions that are "squeezing" on your arms and/or legs, then follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Diabetes: does arm falling asleep is one common effect?

Diabetes: does arm falling asleep is one common effect?

No: Arm falling asleep may come from a pinched nerved from neck. Diabetes could cause burning, tingling like something crawling in your arms, but mostly legs. ...Read more

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My left arm feels like it is falling asleep while I am sitting at my desk working?

My left arm feels like it is falling asleep while I am sitting at my desk working?

Peripheral nerve.: Ssunds like you might be compressing a nerve somewhere between your neck and fingers. The pattern of tingling would be very helpful to know as it would give clues as to where the compression is occurring. Oftentimes the ulnar nerve (funny bone) is responsible for thee symptoms. ...Read more

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Shoulder has been hurting when I serve and hit at vball. When my arm goes back it hurts. Yesterday when I was hitting my arm kept like falling asleep?

Shoulder has been hurting when I serve and hit at vball. When my arm goes back it hurts. Yesterday when I was hitting my arm kept like falling asleep?

Instability: Your symptoms are classic for the development of instability in the shoulder. Over head activities such as volleyball serving and throwing can stretch or even tear some of the stabilizing structures in the shoulder causing the symptoms you are describing. An MRI is often of assistance to verify the specific structure involved. Based on that, physical therapy can potentially be of benefit. ...Read more

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Some nights I get this Shocking pain in my left arm. Everytime I doze off to sleep, it's like it knows I'm falling asleep and it just wakes wakes me u?

Some nights I get this Shocking pain in my left arm. Everytime I doze off to sleep, it's like it knows I'm falling asleep and it just wakes wakes me u?

Neuropathy: Sounds like nerve pain, likely stemming from you neck. I would see your doctor and consider getting an EMG/NCV of your left arm. If you have pain in your left arm with exercise, see you doctor immediately as the can be a sign of heart disease. ...Read more

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What can I do if my arms moved on their own while I was falling asleep. Is that normal?

Sounds like...: This sounds like a hypnic jerk, which is nothing to be concerned about. Typically these occur as you are transitioning from wake in to sleep.
Be sure you are getting a normal amount of sleep nightly/regular sleep wake schedule, as that can often decrease the frequency of these.

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hypnic_jerk. ...Read more

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What could be a reason that my arms keep falling asleep?

What could be a reason that my arms keep falling asleep?

It depends: It largely depends on what portions of your arms keep "falling asleep" and what exactly you mean by that term. Start by discussing this with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What could cause my arms and hands to be falling asleep a lot?

What could cause my arms and hands to be falling asleep a lot?

See below: It could be something as simple as hyperventilation, but more serious conditions are possible too. Make an appointment to see your doctor to discuss these issues. ...Read more

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Why do my arms and hands keep falling asleep? Could this be something serious?

Why do my arms and hands keep falling asleep? Could this be something serious?

Yes: Your arms going to sleep could be due to a pinched nerve in your neck and may be treatable with some pt and meds. I would get it checked out with your doc. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has been telling me herleg or arm is tired lately. I'm assuming they are falling asleep is this something to worry about? They look normal.

Tired arm or leg: If a child is complaining about tired arms or legs a visit to the doctor is necessary to find out a possible cause or to give the child a clean bill of health. ...Read more

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I just got bloodwork done two weeks ago, and ever since then I'm finding the arm has been falling asleep randomly and feeling numb. Is this normal?

I just got bloodwork done two weeks ago, and ever since then I'm finding the arm has been falling asleep randomly and feeling numb. Is this normal?

Did you have a test: For arterial blood gasses (ABG's) for some reason? Almost all lab is is drawn from a very superficial arm vein and there should be no chance of affecting significant nerves or arteries that would make your arm go numb. ABG's, though, are drawn from deeper arteries and this test can rarely cause numbness. Since it's been 2 weeks, I would call whoever drew your test to discuss the problem. ...Read more

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My chest is really hurting me and my left arm feels weird like its falling asleep but its not. It's really hard for me to breathe what's wrong with me?

Please call 911: Heart attack symptoms can include: chest pressure, pain or tightness that can radiate to arms, neck, jaw or back; nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety or a sense of impending doom. You need to make sure that you are not suffering from a heart attack. Take care. ...Read more

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Do you have any idea why my right arm keeps falling asleep? I have scoliosis.

Do you have any idea why my right arm keeps falling asleep? I have scoliosis.

Pinched nerve: An arm falling asleep is typically from nerve compression, which may be peripheral, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome, or may be in the cervical spine. There are tests such as EMG/NCS which can help with the diagnosis. Scoliosis is unlikely to have any bearing on your arm falling asleep. ...Read more

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39 year old male - right arm - pain, tingling, numbness and falling asleep when arm is bent. What could this be?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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My face, my left foot and my left arm keep falling asleep. What can it be?

My face, my left foot and my left arm keep falling asleep. What can it be?

Time to go see a doctor: Those disturbing symptoms may be caused by a variety of conditions. Multiple Sclerosis, Lyme disease, Tumor, TIAs, CVAs etc. You need a neurological exam, blood tests, maybe imaging, EMG etc. And thorough history. Go to the Doctor today! ...Read more

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47 yo Female, 108 lbs-right arm keeps falling asleep constantly, cough won't go away, MRI shows mega cisterna magna...what's going on? Who should I c?

47 yo Female, 108 lbs-right arm keeps falling asleep constantly, cough won't go away, MRI shows mega cisterna magna...what's going on? Who should I c?

Neurology: I'm sorry about this finding and your symptoms, I'm sure it's confusing. You should see neurology for further discussion. This basically means they saw some enlarged fluid pouches behind/aroud your cerebellum in your brain which is kind of at the back/base of the brain. It could be causing your symptoms but I think further discussion and testing and treatment should be sought with neurology. ...Read more