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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

Exam: This may represent compression of the median and ulnar nerves during sleep or you may be developing early carpal tunnel syndrome. The diagnosis requires a comprehensive physical/neurological exam and testing.

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Things to help with falling asleep at night seems like my, mind is racing and I can't sleep?

Things to help with falling asleep at night seems like my, mind is racing and I can't sleep?

Sleep: Educating yourself about behavior modification and sleep hygiene is likely to be beneficial. If this is a longstanding problem it would be reasonable to see your doctor in person to make sure this is is not related to another condition. Melatonin is generally safe and effective.

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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.

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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?

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.

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I have a difficult time falling asleep at night what can help me fall asleep?

I have a difficult time falling asleep at night what can help me fall asleep?

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.

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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?

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?

Your neighbor: In NYC, the law is that you are entitled to the quiet enjoyment of your apartment. You can tell your neighbor that his activities at 2 AM are interfering with your sleep. He could get a rug and pad. If he doesn't you might get the landlord involved. Good luck!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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??

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.

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I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any solutions?

I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any solutions?

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.

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I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any advice for me would be great?

I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any advice for me would be great?

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.