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Why do my arms and hands fall asleep when I sleep on my back?

Why do my arms and hands fall asleep when I sleep on my back?

Posture: You may possess carpal tunnel syndrome, but could be compressing the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Unlikely that this represents neck or shoulder issues, although possible. Nerve conduction testing may provide answers. ...Read more

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Wh why do my hands fall asleep at night?

Wh why do my hands fall asleep at night?

Carpal Tunnel: This sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. Try wearing a wrist brace at night when you sleep this takes the pressure off the nerve and can help with the symptoms. If this is not resolved i would recommend you see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Why my hands fall asleep while i'm sleeping?

Why my hands fall asleep while i'm sleeping?

Sleep: It could be that you put pressure on your arm with your head or have medical conditions or low calcium. ...Read more

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My hands "fall asleep" a lot. Why? Usually it's when i'm on my phone...

My hands "fall asleep" a lot. Why? Usually it's when i'm on my phone...

Carpal tunnel.: Sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome - a compression of the median nerve in the tunnel as it enters the wrist. Usually causes numbness / tingling in the first three digits of the hand. Treatment is rest / splint and non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my hands fall asleep when i lay down and use my phone?

Lying on arms.: Probably b/c you are lying on your arm and partially cutting off the blood flow and nerve transmission to your hands. When you shift positions, you feel the numbness and tingling. ...Read more

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My hands fall asleep all the time even while I am driving my car?

My hands fall asleep all the time even while I am driving my car?

Hands fall asleep: A symptom of hands falling asleep normally indicates nerve entrapment. It is common when driving a car or when waking up from bed. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of this symptom. It is often diagnosed by nerve conduction studies and treated with wrist splints, which are often for sale at drug stores. ...Read more

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My hands fall asleep every night on me. Also, during the day they tingle every once in a while. What could this be???

My hands fall asleep every night on me.  Also, during the day they tingle every once in a while.  What could this be???

Hand tingling: Do you think the part of the hands that falls asleep is the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger? Hands that "fall asleep" at night or during driving are common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. This is best diagnosed with nerve conduction tests. For many people, special wrist splints, which can be found at the drug store, are very helpful for this. Consider wearing them at night. ...Read more

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My hands fall asleep at night and during the day. When I'm holding somethingand I have a hard time maki f a fist in the morning ?

My hands fall asleep at night and during the day. When I'm holding somethingand I have a hard time maki f a fist in the morning ?

Parathesias: At night we can have ulnar compression that results in hands getting numb. May be related to cervical spine disease ,or thoracic outlet syndrome Would also check for carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if you work a lot with computers. Splints at night , motrin ( if not allergic ) may help. rarely could be MS(usually not both sides). f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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At night while i'm in bed and in the mornings, both of my hands fall asleep and start hurting really bad. Also, in both elbows too.

At night while i'm in bed and in the mornings, both of my hands fall asleep and start hurting really bad. Also, in both elbows too.

Numbing of hands ins: You need to see a spine specialist to r/o any reason for spine bones to compress upon the nerves to cause those symptoms. Once that is ruled out; other avenues can be explored eg blood levels of vitamin b12; or any local bolt lesion or cyst to compress upon nerve or compromise blood supply. ...Read more