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Why would part of my right-hand falls asleep at night?

Why would part of my right-hand falls asleep at night?

Nerve problem: You have pressure on a nerve in your arm. Either the median nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist or the ulnar nerve at the cubital tunnel at the elbow. Carpal tunnel syndrome will include the thumb, index and long finger as cubital tunnel will be the little finger. Stop sleeping with your wrist or elbow bent (flexed). Then see s specialist. ...Read more

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Right part of my right-hand falls asleep at night? Something wrong with my nerve?

Right part of my right-hand falls asleep at night?  Something wrong with my nerve?

HAnd Nerve: Three different nerves supply sensation to the hand, compression or injury to these anywhere along their routes can give symptoms. Where and how is what the diagnosis is. Where and how is why many seek the attention of a hand surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My right arm falls asleep threw out the whole day and night it happens when it wants. But also my hand sometime swells up.

My right arm falls asleep threw out the whole day and night it happens when it wants. But also my hand sometime swells up.

Paraesthesia: It sounds as if you are causing some pressure on one of your nerves in your arm and if this numbness is mainly in your forearm then this is what is probably causing it. Try not leaning on your elbow ...Read more

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Why does my right hand become tingly and painful enough to awaken me at night? It's like my hand "falls asleep " but it feels like painful pins and needles

Why does my right hand become tingly and painful enough to awaken me at night? It's like my hand "falls asleep " but it feels like painful pins and needles

Classic : Classic carpal tunnel syndrome. That might surprise you because there is a myth that carpal tunnel syndrome is pain with typing. Carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness that wakes you at night and it is genetic, so don't change anything you do. Try wearing a wrist splint at night to help you sleep. If you get numb even with the splint on, or if you have numbness that is either constant or lingers and you can't shake it out easily, then it's time to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My hands (90% my right hand and 10% my left hand) falls asleep while I sleep. It happens even if I keep my arms straight or bent during the night.

My hands (90% my right hand and 10% my left hand) falls asleep while I sleep. It happens even if I keep my arms straight or bent during the night.

See ortho: You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon about this I would guess that carpal tunnel syndrome would be one of the possibilities. The problem is likely at the wrists. ...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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When I sleep half of my left-hand falls asleep, is this normal?

When I sleep half of my left-hand falls asleep, is this normal?

NO: It is not normal for any part of your body to "fall asleep"-Assuming you mean go numb, during sleep. You are most likely sleeping on the body part and causing a nerve to get inflamed and entrapped, thus causing the numbness/tingling. ...Read more

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Lately my hands and feet will fall asleep alot, it even will wake me up at night?

Lately my hands and feet will fall asleep alot, it even will wake me up at night?

See below: Tingling hands, feet, or both is an extremely common and bothersome symptom. Such tingling can sometimes be benign and temporary. For example, it could result from pressure on nerves when your arm is crooked under your head as you fall asleep. Or it could be from pressure on nerves when you cross your legs too long. In either case, the "pins and needles" effect -- which is usually painless -- is s. ...Read more

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I haven't slept all night. When I'm fixing to fall asleep, my hands and feet spasm. How do I stop it? What's wrong?

I haven't slept all night. When I'm fixing to fall asleep, my hands and feet spasm. How do I stop it? What's wrong?

You may've dystonia: You may have some form of sleep disorder which involves the cramping or spasming of voluntary muscles while preparing for sleep or at rest. You'll need a full evaluation if this is not an isolated incident. I would suggest your primary doc to get things rolling. They'll get some blood work and then, likely consider sending you for either a sleep study or with a neurologist. You could keep a log. ...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

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What are some possible reasons that my hands fall asleep during the night and it's only after I consume alcohol?

What are some possible reasons that my hands fall asleep during the night and it's only after I consume alcohol?

Hand tingling EtOH: There are many reasons that your hands can "fall asleep" during the night and many are positional. You typically move without awareness when this happens, or wake up and avoid it getting worse. Alcohol could prevent you from that awareness; but it is also toxic to the nervous system, so could ultimately worsen something like entrapped nerve, carpal tunnel or other syndromes. ...Read more

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I was doing a lot of sanding with a triangle sander and now my right hand sometimes left, tingles and falls asleep?

I was doing a lot of sanding with a triangle sander and now my right hand sometimes left, tingles and falls asleep?

Carpal tunnel: You have probably irritated the nerves in the carpal tunnel at the wrist. Wear wrist splints for a couple weeks, B-6 100 mg for three months, ice and then heat for 20 minutes daily, consider Aleeve for 10-14 days. if it oersists you may need some therapy. ...Read more

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