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Hands Falling Asleep At Night Causes
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
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
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
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?
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 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
Can someone tell me what I should do? My left hand keeps falling asleep, can anybody tell me why?
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
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
I have the feeling of electricity on the inside of my hand under thumb similar to hand falling asleep feeling. What is this?
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
How long should I wait to see the dr I did something to my neck the other day now my hands and arms are falling asleep?
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?
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?
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?
I am 26 and have very low sex drive, always tired and have been experiencing my hands falling asleep often. What could this be?
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
Why when I sleep on my back the forth and fifth fingers on both hands are falling asleep? And when I sleep on my side my thumb and index finger fall
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?
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
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