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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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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. ...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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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