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Is it normal that your hand is still asleep if you fell asleep on it? My dad fel aslep in his hand and now he is complaining that his hand is still asleep and like an hour has passed

Is it normal that your hand is still asleep if you fell asleep on it? My dad fel aslep in his hand and now he is complaining that his hand is still asleep and like an hour has passed

Sleeping : Sleeping with a limb in an unusual position can sometimes place pressure on a nerve, causing mild or more severe nerve damage. Because there are 3 major nerves that supply the hand, and because it is unusual to put pressure on more than one nerve, these sorts of injuries rarely cause numbness of the entire hand. In most cases the hand is not only numb, but is also weak. The classic example of "hand numbness and weakness after sleeping on it funny" is called saturday night palsy. Numbness in a whole hand without weakness could raise the possibility of a small stroke. These sorts of problems should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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My hands have been going numb all hours of the day almost like their asleep like painful cold numb and tingling it's worse at night is this serious?

Maybe not: Your hands could be suffering from pinched nerves at the wrists, carpal tunnel syndrome, from repetitive activities. However, you could have a neck issue, or even a mixed disorder with some component of raynaud's. Suggest a visit with your doctor and maybe a few tests. This may be annoying and stressful but unlikely to be serious. ...Read more

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Half of my right hand (ring and little fingers) has been asleep or numb for several hours. Can open and close, but feels strange?

Half of my right hand (ring and little fingers) has been asleep or numb for several hours. Can open and close, but feels strange?

Ulnar: Likely ulnar neuropathy....Either guyon's canal (less likely) or moreso from elbow/ulnar groove...Pressure often while asleep or tension with elbows bent. ...Read more

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Hand has been asleep for about ten days, some tingling in the rest of my body the hand is on my right, my toes tingle on that side, and my left hand the tips of my fingers are tingling. My right hand is almost totally asleep, to where I have trouble feeli

Its : Its difficult to comment other than tell you to get into your physician or an er urgently. Whether it is due to a longstanding issue such as circulation or nerve supply or an emergent one is hard to tell. I can give you a long list but its best you are seen. If you have untreated diabetes, a neuropathy due to nutrition issues, a stroke, a peripheral vascular disease or something more...All need to be considered plus more. I'm going to stop writing now...Just stop reading and go see a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Why is my hand asleep when I wake up?

Why is my hand asleep when I wake up?

Paresthesia: An extremity may have a prickly, tingling or numb sensation when pressure is placed against a nerve – thus compressing it. ...Read more

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What can cause part of your hand to feel like it is asleep for two days ?

What can cause part of your hand to feel like it is asleep for two days ?

Carpal tunnel synd.: A thorough answer to your question is difficult because there are so many variables. For instance, what kind of work do you do? Was it the entire hand or just part of it? Based mostly on your age, carpal tunnel syndrome is a possibility. It is caused by the squeezing of a nerve as it travels through a part of the wrist called the carpal tunnel. A visit with your doctor would give you the answer. ...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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Why do I wake with my hands asleep?

Why do I wake with my hands asleep?

Carpal tunnel: It is prudent to get more information from you and perform physical examination to figure out if it is carpal tunnel syndrome or an issue related to muscles/nerves. ...Read more

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My hands feel like they are asleep a lot of the time. What can this mean?

My hands feel like they are asleep a lot of the time.  What can this mean?

Neuropathy: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common neuropathy or nerve damage, similar to bumping your funny bone. This can be due to compression of median nerve in carpal tunnel. Poorly controlled diabetes as well as some vitamin deficiencies can also cause peripheral neuropathy although more commonly in feet. Go see your family doc who may order a nerve conduction velocity test if diagnosis isn't clear. ...Read more

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Both of my hands are asleep when I wake up lately. Is this a health issue?

Both of my hands are asleep when I wake up lately. Is this a health issue?

Hand numbness: That would depend. If this hand numbness has been going on for a long time, you might want to check in with your physician to find out his insights. The causes could come from many different sources. If you use your hands a lot. That is, if you are sitting at a keyboard typing all day or use hands and wrists in some type of job that requires repeated tasks, you might be developing carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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I fall asleep quicker if lying on my right side but have an issue falling/going back to sleep on my left. Is it because i'm right handed?

I fall asleep quicker if lying on my right side but have an issue falling/going back to sleep on my left. Is it because i'm right handed?

Heart Anatomy: Not your handedness, but the location of your heart determines this. Your heart is on your left side and when you sleep most people will sleep on there right side, because you do not put pressure on your heart as when you lay on your left side. People do turn through the night and sleep on there back and left side for a period of time. ...Read more

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How did I make my hand fall asleep?

How did I make my hand fall asleep?

Pressure on nerve: If you sleep or sit on your hand or have your arm in an unusual position, you will temporarily decrease the vascular and nerve supply to the hand making it fall asleep. ...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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Why does my hand fall asleep frequently?

Circumstances: This isa common issue but can vary in cause. So if the entire hand falls asleep, that means that there are two-three major nerves being impinged upon. You are not describing hand goes cold or one would have to think about circulation. So typically if the entire hand is asleep there is problem with nerves... Can be at level of wrist, elbow, shoulder or neck. Check for injury and other issues. ...Read more

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Why do my hands numb up when iam asleep?

Why do my hands numb up when iam asleep?

Ulner nerve: If your elbow is folded when you sleep, as would be the case if you put your hand under your head, your ulner nerve is getting compressed and causing numbness. Try sleeping with your arms out straight. ...Read more

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Why my hands fall asleep while i'm sleeping?

Why my hands fall asleep while i'm sleeping?

Sleep: It could be that you put pressure on your arm with your head or have medical conditions or low calcium. ...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