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My Hands Fall Asleep While Im Pregnant
Carpal tunnel: A very common cause of nocturnal hand numbess in pregnancy is compromise of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. This is from the hormonal and fluid shifts in pregnancy. It usually clears after delivery and can be helped with wrist splints. In rare cases decompression at the wrist may be necessary. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Correct Position: The sensation of a part of the body "falling asleep" is usually caused by compression of the nerve that enervates that area. Check the position of the hand during the night and during the day when the symptoms occur. Since there are other conditions that might cause this problem, best to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician for a detailed exam. ...Read more
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
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
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
I move as I fall asleep in tune with my dreams. For example, I'll dream I'm grabbing something and my hand actually reaches out for it. What is this?
Stages of sleep: Can be confused with each other. During REM sleep when we dream ordinarily our muscles are inactivated except for the eyes and diaphragm to prevent injury from acting out our dreams. Sometimes, we are in-between stages and so some movement can occur. There is a specific disorder called REM behavior disorder when you can move and speak in REM sleep. ...Read more
Is it normal for your hands/fingers to fall asleep when texting/on your phone? I'm a teenager and am on my ipod quite a bit. If so, what causes it?
My hands and feet fall asleep often especially my hands if i'm sleep i wake up with a tingling in my hands?
Probably diet: Sounds strange? The brain and nervous system are highly dependent on relatively low calorie intake with sufficient vitamin concenration. Too many calories, particularly simple sugars and sweeteners creates a relative vitamin deficiency. It is, in fact, like "choking" a car engine. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more
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