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Dr. Bashar Brijawi
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
25 years in practice
106K people helped
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Why do my fingers and feet keep falling asleep?

Dr. Bashar Brijawi
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
25 years in practice
106K people helped
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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
19 years in practice
454K people helped
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I am just concerned about my husbands ring finger suddenly falling asleep while driving. Is this a warning?

Dr. Raymond Raven
Board Certified, Hand Surgery
19 years in practice
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Liza Kunz
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
16 years in practice
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My wife is pregnant and her fingers keep falling asleep. What is a good remedy to help her get sensation back?

Dr. Liza Kunz
Board Certified, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
16 years in practice
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My wife is pregnant and her fingers keep falling asleep. What is a good remedy to help her get sensation back?

Wrist splints: Some pregnant women develop numbness and tingling in their fingers akin to that what folks can get from repetitive use. Try sleeping with a carpal tunnel wrist splint and see if symptoms improve. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Board Certified, Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Lina Fine
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
23K people helped
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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?

Dr. Lina Fine
Board Certified, Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
4M people helped
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I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any solutions?

Dr. Miroslava Fox
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
4M people helped
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. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Stern
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
19 years in practice
133K people helped
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I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any suggestions to help?

Dr. Thomas Stern
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
19 years in practice
133K people helped
I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any suggestions to help?

Insomnia: The first step to address insomnia is to optimize sleep hygiene. Good sleep hygiene is summarized here : http://www.Drstern.Info/files/ahygiene.Pdf. ...Read more

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
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I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any advice for me would be great?

Dr. Miroslava Fox
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
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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?

Dr. Charles Gordon
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
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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?

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! ...Read more

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