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Arm Falling Asleep At Night Dangerous
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
What causes your arms to feel as though they are falling asleep at night after heavy weight training?
Worked too hard: You've exceeded the ability of your circulatory system to supply your arm muscles with blood. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
Am feeling my heartbeat in my legs and arms very strongly. IT s keeping me from falling asleep.. what could this possibly be?
High blood pressure: Monitor your BP and heart rate and its regularity. If normal, try breathing exercises and simple meditation ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is it normal for someone to have involuntary movements while asleep or in the process of falling asleep? For ex. Arm jerks & slight facial movements
Yes: Yes this can be normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long should I wait to see the dr I did something to my neck the other day now my hands and arms are falling asleep?
What are some treatments for a pinched nerve in the shoulder? I'm wondering in case it's the cause of my right arm falling asleep.
Why did my arm crack and then it would keep falling asleep for a while on and off today. I don't have heart problems so im not sure why it happened?
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