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Hand Falling Asleep For No Reason
Must be a reason.: Hands actually do not fall asleep without any reason. There is a good reason but it cannot be known without understanding more about your symptoms. When does it occur, when does it not occur? What part of the hand is affected? Is there any muscle weakness? Is the r hand as affected as the left? At the end of the day carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve injury are the most common causes.
CTS: Mostly it is due to carpal tunnel syndrme get emg (electromyogram).
It depends: It largely depends on what portions of your arms keep "falling asleep" and what exactly you mean by that term. Start by discussing this with your primary care physician.
Nerve impingement: She is having some sort of nerve impingement. Depending on which part of the hand is going numb. She needs to see her physician and be evaluated so that the proper tests and referrals can be made.
? circulation: I am wondering it you have a problem with your circulation. Have you discussed this with your physician?
Median neuropathy: It could be median nerve problem. Need to see a neurologist for eval and treatment.
My left hand keep "falling asleep" when iits not being active. Why is it doing this? It's been happening for about 4 days
Possible CT Syndrome: Usually this happened mostly at night your hand wake you up and it is numb and you have to shake out, if that what happen most likely this a sign of carpel tunnel syndrome. Check it out.
Problem: You can have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things. I recommend seeing a doctor to get checked out.
Several reasons: Could be neurological from carpal tunnel to other nerve compressions in the arm shoulder or neck. If this occurs with color changes it might be a vascular issue possibly raynauds syndrome since ther are some other more serious possibilities too you better talk to a physical medicine or orthopedic specialist about it.
I have the feeling of electricity on the inside of my hand under thumb similar to hand falling asleep feeling. What is this?
Lots of things: Inappropriate daytime sleepiness can be seen with lots of things including:occasional insomnia, effects of prescription or otcmeds, sinus related issues, hormonal issues, lack of food, low blood sugar, etc. Sleep apnea (disturbance of sleep with episodes of low oxygen) commonly has daytime somnolence, unrefreshed awakening. See your doc.
What can I do about my hands falling asleep? It starts to hurt after a min and no matter what I do it doesn't go away in till its ready.
The: The most common cause of hand pain and numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is entrapment of the median nerve as it goes through the wrist. The median nerve supplies feeling to the palmar aspect of the thumb, index finger, middle finger and in most people half of the ring finger. Pain is typically worse at night. It usually affects both hands with the dominant hand more involved. A tinel sign is present. That is an electric shock feeling when the nerve is tapped at the middle of the wrist. The nerve also supplies the muscles that raise the thumb and bring it across the palm to allow you to pick things up. When cts progresses it can cause pain to radiate from the wrist up the arm and even to the shoulder. It is often seen during pregnancy, resolving after delivery. Arthritic changes at the carpal tunnel can contribute. There is a family tendency because development of cts is related to breadth and depth of the wrist. Early on the symptoms are relieved by wearing wrist splints or forearm massage. Later surgery to give the nerve more room by cutting the transvere carpal ligament relieves the complaints. Contrary to popular belief, using computers a lot does not cause carpal tunnel. The ulnar nerve or funny bone nerve runs down past the elbow and enters the hand through its own tunnel. It supplies the pinky and half of the ring finger. It is most often injured or entrapped at the elbow. Some people have an ulnar nerve that rolls in and out of the channel at the elbow. When that happens the nerve can be compressed by reading while leaning your elbows on the table or even during long phone calls. Emg test is the best way to determine which nerve is causing your problem and how serious it is. Good luck with your problem.
See below: It could be something as simple as hyperventilation, but more serious conditions are possible too. Make an appointment to see your doctor to discuss these issues.
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