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Is it normal for your foot to fall asleep every time you seat down on the toilet or cross your legs for a few minutes. Normally only one side?

Is it normal for your foot to fall asleep every time you seat down on the toilet or cross your legs for a few minutes. Normally only one side?

Weak nerve: It implies that one of the nerves to the foot is weaker that usual and quickly worsens when pressure from the toilet seat is applied to it. Consider a padded toilet seat ...Read more

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My feet and legs fall asleep after sitting on the toilet for not too long. Is this somethin to be concerned about? Causes?

My feet and legs fall asleep after sitting on the toilet for not too long. Is this somethin to be concerned about? Causes?

My legs and feet: Usually not, if you sit in one position for too long, you are putting pressure on the nerves behind your knees and you will have the sensation of feet and legs falling asleep, once you move around, this usually goes away. Try to straighten your knees and moving your legs more when sitting in one position. If this happens with other positions, then it is time to visit a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do my legs fall asleep so fast now?

Unusual: That is unusual unless it only occurs when you are sitting cross-legged on the floor. I would see your family doctor for exam and tests. ...Read more

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Why is it that I feel pain when my legs fall asleep?

Why is it that I feel pain when my legs fall asleep?

May have neuropathy: You may have neuropathy, or nerve damage. You should follow up with an online consult or see a doctor. May consider gabapentin as a medication. ...Read more

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How come my legs fall asleep on even short bus rides?

How come my legs fall asleep on even short bus rides?

The: Seats are pressuring the blood flow into your legs, causing the nerve to get prickly, try extra padding on chair. Also, keep in mind spinal stenosis and diabetes can give you similar symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any explanation for why I feel pain when my legs fall asleep?

Any explanation for why I feel pain when my legs fall asleep?

Leg pain: Not unusual to get pain when legs recovering after going to sleep. Would be more concerning if it happens frequently. ...Read more

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Any reasons why my legs fall asleep on bus rides and what can be done to avoid it?

Any reasons why my legs fall asleep on bus rides and what can be done to avoid it?

Legs fall asleep: Common phenomenon. Keep changing you position when traveling. Stretching legs or walking, whenever possible ...Read more

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I enjoy sitting with my leg crossed over my knee, but often must stop because my leg will fall asleep from the point of contact, down. Cause 4 concrn?

I enjoy sitting with my leg crossed over my knee, but often must stop because my leg will fall asleep from the point of contact, down. Cause 4 concrn?

Not really: You are either compressing a nerve or a blood vessel resulting in the tingling feeling in your lower leg.
I assume the sensation subsides after you uncross the leg. ...Read more

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I have been getting weird jerks in back, shoulder and leg when l first fall asleep. Not all at same time. L have low iron levels could that be the cause?

Myoclonus: Falling asleep, this is not a problem. You may actually find the sensation pleasant. However, iron deficiency and/or anemia is extremely serious and a cause needs to be found and addressed. Be proactive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why does my leg fall asleep while sitting?

Position: The position you are sitting in either is putting pressure on the nerve or causing an occlusion of the vessels. ...Read more

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For what reason do my legs fall asleep on bus rides?

Poor circulation: May have poor circulation, nerve damage, or neuropathy. If the bus rides are long, get up and move around as much as possible. Also do feet and leg exercises in place, to keep the blood moving. ...Read more

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What would cause my right leg to fall asleep when im driving & sometimes walking?

What would cause my right leg to fall asleep when im driving & sometimes walking?

Sciatic nerve: May have slipped disc in your lumbar spine. Neurologist or neurosurgeon may help. ...Read more

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How soon before I fall asleep do I need to take medications for restless leg syndrome?

How soon before I fall asleep do I need to take medications for restless leg syndrome?

Before RLS starts: Take your RLS meds about an hour before the symptoms start. If they begin around 8p take the pill at 7p, etc. If you take it right before bed you'll probably still have some issues during the evening and when trying to fall asleep. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout the day what do I take for restless leg syndrome not to fall asleep?

Can you tell me if throughout the day what do I take for restless leg syndrome not to fall asleep?

Restless leg syndrom: You have to make sure you are not iron deficient and have a normal kedney function. You will need a medication such as Mirapex or Requip (ropinirole) which should not be sedating. ...Read more

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When I bicycle at high intensity for a long time (50+ miles) I suffer from restless leg syndrome when I try to fall asleep. Is this normal?

When I bicycle at high intensity for a long time (50+ miles) I suffer from restless leg syndrome when I try to fall asleep. Is this normal?

Post Exercise: It sure sounds like you are not giving your muscles time to recover after such a long and vigorous workout. This means hydration with the appropriate electrolytes, winding down with post exercise slow cycling, walking (just like one warms up one should warm down; and the slow post exercise stretching! ...Read more

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I sleep on my side and my leg will fall asleep. It takes 5 min for it to wake up with pins and needles. Do I need to worry it will cause bloodclots?

I sleep on my side and my leg will fall asleep. It takes 5 min for it to wake up with pins and needles. Do I need to worry it will cause bloodclots?

No: 30's female suffering w. unilateral leg paresthesias should have concern for sacroiliac joint subluxation inciting sciatica, a night-sleeping phenomenon; as unstable pelvic girdle torques upon contact w. sleep surface. Pelvic pre-sacral neural impingement is not associated w. vascular thrombosis in her age group. Attention should be paid to a soft mattress & an Osteopath evaluation. ...Read more

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My legs n feet tend to fall asleep quickly when im in one position a few minutes. Can it be related to, my weight? I'm 5"1 & 145lbs

Probably not: This is usually due to a temporary nerve compression that creates the numbness, like when you sleep on your wrist and have numbness to the area that goes away when you move it. ...Read more

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The muscle at the lower part of my legs pains me at night. I could't fall asleep. I'm only 25. And I do some exercise everyday. What causes this?

The muscle at the lower part of my legs pains me at night. I could't fall asleep. I'm only 25. And I do some exercise everyday. What causes this?

Hard to say: There are many muscles in the legs. One of the muscles in the lower part of the leg are the calf muscles. These attach to the heel bone via the achilles tendon. Achilles tendonitis is very common in active patients.
Stretching, nsaids, ice tend to be very helpful.

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I'm only 31 years old and everytime I go to bed my legs sweat really bad then when I fall asleep I wake up in coldswests and im soaking wetplusiwakeup?

I'm only 31 years old and everytime I go to bed my legs sweat really bad then when I fall asleep I wake up in coldswests and im soaking wetplusiwakeup?

Air circulation: Try using a fan to move the air around in your room. Also try to reduce the room temperature.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How come my hands and legs fall asleep after I exercise?

How come my hands and legs fall asleep after I exercise?

Limbs numb p exercis: This is unusual. Best to talk this over with your physician to see what is going on with your body. ...Read more

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My toes are always a blue/purple color. My legs fall asleep often. Is this normal?

My toes are always a blue/purple color. My legs fall asleep often. Is this normal?

Not normal: Your history is unknown to me but sounds like you may have problems with your circulation. Would recommend that you have testing done (can be ordered by your primary care doctor) to check your circulation such as ankle brachial index measurement, arterial ultrasound, and possibly others as deemed necessary by your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 24 weeks and my legs fall asleep and ache after I lay on my side, I've tried elevation and doesn't work. Should I worry?

I'm 24 weeks and my legs fall asleep and ache after I lay on my side, I've tried elevation and doesn't work. Should I worry?

Pregnancy: It's possible your uterus is pushing against a nerve causing your symptoms. It's probably a normal sign of pregnancy and being pregnant. If you are concerned ask your OB. ...Read more

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Why is it that every time my feet or legs "fall asleep", it feels like I'm walking on needles?

Why is it that every time my feet or legs "fall asleep", it feels like I'm walking on needles?

Confused nerves.: The activity that caused your feet to fall asleep actually cut off or severely impeded nerve impulses from your foot to your brain as well as cut the blood flow to the involved nerves. When you began walking the nerves need time to readjust to normality and until that is done, the nerve signals will be scrambled. This nerve "confusion" causes the feeling you are having. ...Read more