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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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My wife is pregnant and her fingers keep falling asleep. What is a good remedy to help her get sensation back?

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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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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I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Any suggestions to help?

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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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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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 (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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