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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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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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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! ...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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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. ...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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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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Arms are falling asleep at night and it's very painful afterwards?

Arms are falling asleep at night and it's very painful afterwards?

Tight clothing?: 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

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My 13 year old cousin has trouble falling asleep at night any tips for her?

My 13 year old cousin has trouble falling asleep at night any tips for her?

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

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Having trouble falling asleep at night? Is reading for work a bad idea at night?

Yes.: To many people with work related stress may pour over their work before bed. This increases stress. Don't watch the late night news, stressful as well. Anything that heightens stress before sleep will make falling asleep more difficult! ...Read more

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For many nights recently, my foot keeps falling asleep at night multiple times, why?

For many nights recently, my foot keeps falling asleep at night multiple times, why?

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

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I have a lot of trouble falling asleep at night, what advice do you have to fall asleep quickly?

I have a lot of trouble falling asleep at night, what advice do you have to fall asleep quickly?

Sleep hygiene: 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

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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?

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?

Do not worry: Sounds like benign myoclonic jerks which are associated in many folks on falling asleep. If these occur in midst of night, have this evaluated, but if only at time of early evening, nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a hard time falling asleep at night because I stopped taking ADHD meds what can I do to fall asleep better?

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