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Doctor insights on: Fingers Falling Asleep At Night

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Why do my fingers and feet keep falling asleep?

Why do my fingers and feet keep falling asleep?

See Neurologist: Could be carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve entrapment you need to see a neurologist for blood work like checking you for diabetes, thyroid problem, or even vitamins deficiency, also neuro exam can be done with possible emg. ...Read more

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I am just concerned about my husbands ring finger suddenly falling asleep while driving. Is this a warning?

I am just concerned about my husbands ring finger suddenly falling asleep while driving. Is this a warning?

Should be seen: This could be the result on nerve entrapment or pressure in the hand, at the elbow, or in the neck. Long term pressure can lead to nerve damage. I recommend that you take your husband to his doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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When falling asleep for about 3 hours or so, my finger tips start to tingle and become numb. Is this a lack of circulation?

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

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I have such trouble falling asleep at night when sleep alone?

I have such trouble falling asleep at night when sleep alone?

Sleep hygiene: Make it a lifetime habit: 1) Keep a regular sleep schedule (same time in/out of bed), 2) quiet, dark room - no TV/music, 3) use bedroom only for sleep/marital relations, 4) if no sleep in 20min, leave room until sleepy, then try again (repeat as needed), 5) No caffeine after noon/no alcohol at bedtime,6) Write worries in a journal by bedside, & deal with them next day. ...Read more

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Having trouble falling asleep at night but not sure why. Who do I see about it?

Having trouble falling asleep at night but not sure why.  Who do I see about it?

Your primary MD/DO!: Multiple reasons are in play. You need to see your pcp and sort this out. They will refer you to a sleep specialist if needed. ...Read more

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I have trouble falling asleep at night. Is there any way to solve this problem naturally without pills?

I have trouble falling asleep at night. Is there any way to solve this problem naturally without pills?

CBT: Numerous research studies have shown that cognitive/behavioral therapy (cbt) is more effective than medication for treatment of chronic insomnia. I recommend "no more sleepless nights" by p. Hauri, pH.D. Start with my handout at sleepdoctor.Com/handouts - click on rules and principles for insomniacs. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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