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Foot Falling Asleep Frequently
Might be your back: Check your driver's seat the next time, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Snoring while awake, difficulty sleeping,severe pain in heel n knees when ambulating from bed to bathroom at night.
Bad twitches. Can't stop. Been doing it for years. Happens even when asleep. Not myoclonic jerks because happens when awake falling asleep and asleep
Wake in night with numb fingers and/or hands most nights.Toes go dead when walking.Occasional total dead leg whilst sitting& then fall on standing up?
Many reasons: Here's a link. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm it may be nothing at all - positional circulation blocking. But it can be a sign of things your physician will pursue in steps through questions, examination and/or tests. ...Read more
Circumstances: This isa common issue but can vary in cause. So if the entire hand falls asleep, that means that there are two-three major nerves being impinged upon. You are not describing hand goes cold or one would have to think about circulation. So typically if the entire hand is asleep there is problem with nerves... Can be at level of wrist, elbow, shoulder or neck. Check for injury and other issues. ...Read more
45/f. Arm & hand pain while sleeping. Also wake up w/ arms tingling from arms falling asleep during night. Pain also wakes me up at night. ?
Possible Carpal Tun: There are other possibilities, but the most likely cause for your symptoms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is the result of compression of the median nerves at the wrists and it is common for people to wake up to "shake out the numbness." i would recommend that you see a neurologist, but while you are waiting you can ice the wrists, try otc ibuprofen, and buy carpal tunnel splints for nighttime. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Problem in falling asleep.When lying in bed , brain always think of random things , can't concentrate on sleep.When sometimes asleep quality of sleep bad?
Try focusing on your: Breathing. Make sure that your bedroom is dark ; quiet. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. Use excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time. ...Read more
Normal? : The sudden jerking movement occurring on the verge of falling asleep is a normal phenomenon! ...Read more
Nerve compression: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numbness: When hands and feet intermittently fall asleep, the first thought should be a circulation problem such as when an individual falls asleep on their arms or legs. This causes mechanical obstruction of blood flow. A second common cause is anxiety or panic attacks. While neurological problems are a small possibility, it is unlikely that a singe neurological problem would effect both arms & both legs. ...Read more
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