Doctor insights on:
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?
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?
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 more
Since the last 6 months I'm having issues with falling asleep at night. My neighbor stays up until 2 am and make sudden noises. I feel tired. Any help?
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
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
I have trouble falling asleep at night, especially if there's and important event or exam the next day. What can I do better deal with this condition?
Very common: This is very common. Best techniques, as simple and repetitious as they may be, are breathing and relaxation exercises (body scan meditation) as well as visualization exercises (like vivid recall of mellow pleasurable experience in your life). You'll find, with practice, one or two "go to" things that produce a relaxed feeling making it easier to fall asleep. ...Read more
I have difficulty falling asleep at night, though Xanax (alprazolam) isn't for that I used to take it to knock me out. Xanax (alprazolam) isn't an option anymore. What else??
R meds the answer?: I would want 2know the specific reasons u aren't sleeping well. I'd 1st want u2 have medical checkup. If there don't appear 2B any underlying physical reasons, I'd then want info on your daily routines -what u do, what u eat, etc. Also, I'd what 2understand the stressors in your life, the thoughts run thru your head when u try 2 sleep & when u r awake. Suggest consulting w/sleep medicine expert. ...Read more
Eval/sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene: Have you had a sleep study done to figure out reasons for insomnia? Practice sleep hygiene: keep you room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, bedtime routine: no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read more
I'm having difficulties falling asleep at night and staying awake in the day, what's wrong with me?
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
Try these: Depends on the cause of the insomnia. Recommend no TV, video games, exercise within an hour of bedtime. No caffeinated beverages. Take the TV out of the bedroom. You can try white noise and melatonin. Anxiety, sleep disorders, thyroid disease and medications can cause as well. .. so I would discuss with his physician. ...Read more
Might be your back: If we assume you are laying in bed when this occurs, the position may be contributing the problem. The nerves to the lower extremity stem from the lower back and positional changes can disrupt the nerve signal. This can sometime cause numbness. You need to have this checked. See a podiatrist to rule out any local problem in the foot first. An addt'l referral to a back specialist may follow. ...Read more
Here are some suggestions:
(1) try to exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day; (2) avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol; (3) relax before bed; (3) if possible, wake up with the sun, or use very bright lights in the morning; (4) don't lie in bed awake (get up and relax a while); (5) control your room temperature (keep it cool). ...Read more
My husband tells me that as I'm falling asleep at night, after twitching I start to kick. He describes it like a donkey. Why do I do that?
Hi guys I been having trouble falling asleep at night. I don't know why I want to fall asleep in 2 minutes at night how do I fall asleep in 2 minutes?
Try this: Try drinking a glass of milk and putting on a relaxing cd of nature sounds and going to bed in dark bedroom. Sometimes taking 3-6 mg of melatonin helps also. ...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
I have a hard time falling asleep at night because I stopped taking ADHD meds what can I do to fall asleep better?
Are you using good: Sleep hygiene? Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more