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Fingers Falling Asleep At Night
I am just concerned about my husbands ring finger suddenly falling asleep while driving. Is this a warning?
Shoulder feels cold inside, then burning, arm feels like its falling asleep, sometimes radiates down arm into finger, shoulder blade pain. Pnchd nrv?
Radiculopathy: cervical nerves when irritated behave this way I would recommend evaluation by a professional ...Read more
When falling asleep for about 3 hours or so, my finger tips start to tingle and become numb. Is this a lack of circulation?
Peripher. nerve,neck: This may be be related to disc compression in the neck, especially if you have an uncomfortable pillow or sleep in a specific position that triggers the sensation. This may also be related to peripheral nerves that travel down the arms and can get compressed during sleep. I advise that you see a neurologist to evaluate neck disks with potentially MRI or study nerves. Neuro exam will help determin. ...Read more
Why when I sleep on my back the forth and fifth fingers on both hands are falling asleep?
And when I sleep on my side my thumb and index finger fall
My 9 year old has issues falling asleep at night. She takes 9mg of melatonin pescribed by her pedi. Still not helping after 2 months. Please help?
Sleep hygeine: Have you implemented a strict bedtime routine even on weekends? Have you removed the tv and electronics from her room? Does she study and read in her room? If so let her do it in the kitchen. Does she take at least 1/2 hour before bed to relax, perform her showering, brushing, picking out clothes, packing her backpack, etc.? Have you tried some a white noise generator? No caffeine. ...Read more
I have problems falling asleep at night usually get 4-6 hrs of sleep. Worry constantly mind & body just won't stop! i don't want meds any suggestions?
Yes: This falls within the realm of 'sleep medicine'. Inadequate sleep due to a mind that will not allow itself to 'turn off the switch'. Try doing something different: avoid eating close to bedtime; no caffein after noon; no alcohol; go for a walk after dinner; use an herbal (no caffein) tea before bed; no sugar at night; no tv in bed. Consult with a person trained in sleep medicine. ...Read more
Find the cause: If you have difficulty with falling asleep occasionally, over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (dipenhydramine) might help, or the use of medicines that work on the benzodiazepine receptor in the brain (zolpidem, temazepam). If it is frequent, it is important to find the cause for poor sleep, such as poor sleep habits, irregular schedules, sleep apnea, restless legs, pain, depression or anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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