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I Have Numbness Down Right Side Of Face And Head Did I Sleep Wrong Or Something Happened To My Nerve
I have numbness down right side of face and head. Did I sleep wrong or something happened to my nerve?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Possibly: That could certainly do it - it's called compression neuropathy. Your weight can cause temporary dysfunction in the peripheral sensory nerves on the side on which you are lying. If that's the case, it should resolve within several minutes of moving around. Heavily sedated people (like from alcohol, drugs, or medicines) who don't move in their sleep can have longer lasting symptoms. ...Read more
I have numbness in the right side of my tongue & face. Also experiencing neck pain on rt side after sleeping funny. Pinched nerve? What should I do?
See a neurologist : You need to see a neurologist . This could be a serious neurological problem. ...Read more
I am having numbness on the left side of my head . It feels like the left side is sleep . What could be causing this?
Likely not serious: Most causes of head numbness, as contrasted to facial numbness, are benign. Commonest causes are compression/irritation of occipital nerve (sensory nerve to scalp only) often secondary to neck spasm or upper neck arthritis. Other common causes are vascular headaches (typically migraine). Facial numbness can be a symptom of actual or impending stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a severe headache on the left side of my head for 4 days. Pain in my left eye, numbness in my face. Otc meds do not help. Can't sleep.?
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
Hey I got head numbness on right side and neck muscle tight during sleep and I have been diagnosed with multilevel of degenerative disc disease?
Fell asleep in a chair w/ neck tilted to the right & down. When I stood up the right side of head went numb for a sec. Is this serious, I had no pain?
I fell asleep with my head down and to the left and when I woke up, my neck hurt for about 10 minutes & the right side of my head went numb for a sec?
On the left side of body and face I have felt, numbness, burning sensation, and pain. Along with difficulty concentrating and sharp decrease in sleep ?
Hard to tell: It's important to speak with your primary care doctor or neurologist - your symptoms sound like pain from one of your nerves. The difficulty concentrating and decrease in sleep can simply be from the pain you're having. If your pain is being treated, or if you're seeking help for it and it's hard to treat, concentration and sleep problems could indicate anxiety and/or depression. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?
Unclear: Since you are being treated for a sinus infection situation is more complex. Pay attention to what part of right head goes numb. Nerves to anterior skull are different from nerves to posterior skull. The fact that you are young and symptoms are on opposite sides of head makes possibility of concerning illness less. Stress can cause non-specific, wierd symptoms; but caution when infection. ...Read more
Numbness: Hello, numbness is a condition where a nerve that provides feeling or sensation becomes compressed. Your numbness could be from positioning where your neck or skull is compressing nerves. It's always a good idea to check with your family doctor for a complete evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
If you must: I would expect full sensitivity to return within a few hours. Placing unusual focused pressure on certain areas makes the nerves quit sending location signals. They return when the blood flow returns to normal. Almost everyone has experienced this with a leg falling to sleep from position. ...Read more
Sir when I was sleeping my right side upper head getting numb and left three fingers too but when I didn't take pillow it is fine and pain in neck too?
After sleep a numb bottom part of my ear and lobe on my right side. No area on my head or face is numb. How long till feeling returns? What can I do?
Numbness: It is most likely you just laid on it wrong while you were sleeping. My bet is that it will be improved and back to normal within a few hours. If it lasts until tomorrow, or if anything worsens, I would see your doctor. ...Read more
When lay down with neck slightly bent, back of neck on one side and side of face fall asleep/get numb. Getting up moving neck it goes away, whys this?
Left side numb, feelin pressure from left side of head as if fallin-in when sleeping. Slight lightheaded &weak. Norm MRI from event like this 3 yrs ago
Do I have nerve damage because my hand feels numb? I’m a 45 year old male of average height and weight. A week ago, i fell a sleep with my right hand behind the back of my head. I woke up in the middle of the night and my arm was numb with no feeling. Wit
Nerves : Nerves can get pinched by sleeping in funny positions, and this can result in temporary (and sometimes longer-lasting) numbness and weakness. A google search for the term "saturday night palsy" will reveal a "textbook example" of a not-so-common, but very well-recognized, nerve compression syndrome (in this case, of the radial nerve). Also, one of the contributing factors of carpal tunnel syndrome (pinching of the median nerve) may be hand position during sleep. Other things can also cause numbness of the hands. Determining the cause involves a careful physical examination (which most doctors should be able to perform, but many cannot or do not), and sometimes requires special tests (including electrodiagnostic testing -- see my health guide at the link below) which probably get done more often than necessary. Left undiagnosed and untreated, hand numbness can get worse, can become associated with weakness, and eventually cause inability to use the hands. Indications that a doctor is qualified to diagnose the causes of hand numbness include board certification (such as by the american board of psychiatry and neurology and the american board of electrodiagnostic medicine). It is also a good idea to ensure that the board certified physician is the one who actually performs the examination, rather than a physician extender (pa or other) who is merely supervised by the physician. A thorough examination for hand numbness includes checking the strength of the major movements at each joint in the affected limb (fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, in this case), checking sensation in the entire affected limb up to and including the neck, checking reflexes at several points (forearms and both sides of the elbows at least), and checking coordination. This should be in addition to a general examination of the other limbs and major organs. For more information, check: http://patients.Aan.Com/disorders/ http://www.Aanem.Org/education/patient-resources/common-disorders.Aspx. ...Read more
I sleep with my left hand tucked under my head. My hand goes numb during the night. If i keep it at my side it does not. It also goes numb when I am holding a phone to my ear. Also, I have three trigger fingers when i wake in the morning. That stops late
Nerve compression: These symptoms sound a lot like typical carpal tunnel syndrome which often occurs at night and with certain activity like holding a phone or driving. An evaluation from a hand surgeon can easily determine if this is suspected and confirm with ultrasound or nerve studies. A high percentage of patients have trigger finger as well if they have carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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