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What is the cause of hands falling asleep for no reason?

What is the cause of hands 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. ...Read more

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What could cause my arms and hands to be falling asleep a lot?

What could cause my arms and hands to be falling asleep a lot?

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. ...Read more

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I'm feeling extremely tired despite getting 8 hrs sleep a night, falling asleep during day. Episodes of numbness over top of head on left hand side.?

I'm feeling extremely tired despite getting 8 hrs sleep a night, falling asleep during day. Episodes of numbness over top of head on left hand side.?

Quantity vs Quality: While you're describing an adequate quantity of sleep, you may be suffering from poor quality sleep, for instance, sleep apnea, which can lead to inappropriate sleeping during the day. Numbness is more worrisome and needs to be evaluated by your Family Doc. If it happens again (especially w/loss of strength), call 911 & get thee to an ER to evaluate for possible stroke (remember FAST). ...Read more

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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.?

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

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At night after falling asleep my hands and feet become very itchy - it wakes me up - been the last 5 nights in a row - no redness / blisters or rashes?

At night after falling asleep my hands and feet become very itchy - it wakes me up - been the last 5 nights in a row - no redness / blisters or rashes?

Restless leg syndrom: You may be suffering from restless leg syndrome which can occasionally affect the arms as well. There are effective treatment for this condition but you will need to consult your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and obtain the treatment. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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Help docs! My hands and my foots are always falling asleep. Why?

Help docs! My hands and my foots are always falling asleep. Why?

Tingling: Hand and feet tingling, can be nerve damage or neuropathy. Need to talk this over with your doctor as there are many causes of neuropathy and several respond to therapy very well. ...Read more

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Why do my hands hurt and keep falling asleep?

Why do my hands hurt and keep falling asleep?

Problem neck/back: If both hands (the whole hand) have this recurrent issue, there could be something very wrong with your neck or upper back. Nerve compression problems often manifest with numbness or pain in hands/arms. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my hands from falling asleep?

How can I prevent my hands from falling asleep?

Sleeping hands: It sounds like you are having tingling in your hands, this is often related to nerve problems in the hands, carpal tunnel syndrome is one form of this. You cannot prevent this if it is happening, but you can see your physician for testing to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Why dose it feel like my hands are always falling asleep hands fell all numb and tingly?

Why dose it feel like my hands are always falling asleep hands fell all numb and tingly?

Nerve: Source of your symptoms could be at wrist, elbow, shoulder, neck, perhaps due to nerve compression, but maybe an evolving peripheral neuropathy. Get this checked out, as most of these problems are fully reversible. ...Read more

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Why dose it feel like my hands are always falling asleep hands fell all numb and tingly?

Why dose it feel like my hands are always falling asleep hands fell all numb and tingly?

Perhaps a nerve: You may have acquired carpal tunnel syndrome, which can be associated with keyboard and computer activity. This is due to inflammation of the median nerve at the inner wrist. See a hand specialist. ...Read more

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My mom's hands keep falling asleep out of no where she is 47 what could be causing this?

My mom's hands keep falling asleep out of no where she is 47 what could be causing this?

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. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me what I should do? My left hand keeps falling asleep, can anybody tell me why?

Can someone tell me what I should do? My left hand keeps falling asleep, can anybody tell me why?

Median neuropathy: It could be median nerve problem. Need to see a neurologist for eval and treatment. ...Read more

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My left hand keep "falling asleep" when iits not being active. Why is it doing this? It's been happening for about 4 days

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. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I go to about my hands falling asleep?

What kind of doctor should I go to about my hands falling asleep?

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. ...Read more

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Why do my arms and hands keep falling asleep? Could this be something serious?

Why do my arms and hands keep falling asleep? Could this be something serious?

Yes: Your arms going to sleep could be due to a pinched nerve in your neck and may be treatable with some pt and meds. I would get it checked out with your doc. ...Read more

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I have the feeling of electricity on the inside of my hand under thumb similar to hand falling asleep feeling. What is this?

I have the feeling of electricity on the inside of my hand under thumb similar to hand falling asleep feeling. What is this?

May be neuropathy: This may be carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if you do a lot of repetitive movements with your hand (keyboard, tools). I would suggest that you see a neurologist who can do a nerve conduction study which can determine if there is damage. ...Read more

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If a person's hands and legs 'jerk' immediately upon falling asleep, what does it mean?

If a person's hands and legs 'jerk' immediately upon falling asleep, what does it mean?

Hypnic jerk: It is called a hypnic jerk, and is very common. It is harmless except as you noticed already wakes you up. Some people theorize that being overly tired or stressed tends to bring it on. ...Read more

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Why do my hands keep falling asleep I'm moving them around... Almost like a tingle feeling I'm. 22 Witt no health problems! Should I go to the er?

Why do my hands keep falling asleep I'm moving them around... Almost like a tingle feeling I'm. 22 Witt no health problems! Should I go to the er?

Why on earth...: ...would you waste an ER physician's time with something that's not an emergency? Carpal tunnel syndrome is an excellent possibility although not the only one. Make an appointment and see your doctor during regular office hours for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have mild numbness in my left hand (kind of like a limb falling asleep) and less of a grip than I am used to. Help?

I have mild numbness in my left hand (kind of like a limb falling asleep) and less of a grip than I am used to. Help?

Carpal tunnel?: Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause numbness of the fingers...Usually the thumb, index, middle and one-half of the ring finger.
This problem is often caused by repetitive
movements of the hands or wrists.
See a physician for more information and treatment options. ...Read more

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My hands and feet are falling asleep often and in positions that are normal. Is it poor circulation? What can I do to stop this?

My hands and feet are falling asleep often and in positions that are normal. Is it poor circulation? What can I do to stop this?

Many things: Dysesthesia or tingling in the hands in feet can be due to a problem with blood supply, but also can be due to nerve problems. I would suggest a careful exam and discussion with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I am 26 and have very low sex drive, always tired and have been experiencing my hands falling asleep often. What could this be?

I am 26 and have very low sex drive, always tired and have been experiencing my hands falling asleep often. What could this be?

As above: I agree wit dr. Sorenson, in addition try to excersize, this can increase u well being improve u mood and increase u sex drive. ...Read more

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My hands keep falling asleep while I'm sleeping, even when I'm laying flat on my back with nothing pinching my arms or hands. Now my knuckles hurt.?

My hands keep falling asleep while I'm sleeping, even when I'm laying flat on my back with nothing pinching my arms or hands. Now my knuckles hurt.?

Requires an exam: This describes a situation that could be vascular or due to a neurologic condition arising in the c-spine. It could also be a post infectious phenomenon. You need to be seen to sort it out. ...Read more

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My arms and hands from shoulder to fingertips are falling asleep all of the time in any given position. Have history of RLS. HELP?

Need to see Neurolog: Recommend to see Neurologist. Usually Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) would work for Neuropathic pain. Based on what I see in your medication profile, anxiety might contribute ...Read more

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I have not feeling good sick at the stomach And N when I eat it don't feel like I ate anything. My hand keep falling asleep just my right hand?

I have not feeling good sick at the stomach And N when I eat it don't feel like I ate anything. My hand keep falling asleep just my right hand?

See below: Your stomach symptoms and hand symptoms aren't related. Without the ability to question you, know your medical history and examine you it would be impossible to
give you any helpful advice. If your symptoms continue I suggest you see a physician for a proper evaluation.

Sorry I couldn't help you more. Get well soon ...Read more