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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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My hands and face fell asleep after sex. Is this worrying?

My hands and face fell asleep after sex. Is this worrying?

No: As long as it was only a brief problem and does not occur in other situations, it is not a reason to worry. ...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