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What causes hands to go numb at night?

What causes hands to go numb at night?

A couple of things: Wnat is your sleep position? Sleeping with the arms over the head, bent at the elbow or other positions can cause the hands to be numb or partially numb. You may have a neck problem and would depend on the positon of the neck and the type of pillow your have. I would see your pcp, neurologist or neurosurgeon or orthopedist and get checked out. ...Read more

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What causes my hands to swell at night?

What causes my hands to swell at night?

Sleep apnea: Could be several things. At times could be related to position Not sure what your weight is but if u are obese you may have sleep apnea ...Read more

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My hands go to sleep and tingle at night. What tests are done to diagnose carpal tunnel?

My hands go to sleep and tingle at night. What tests are done to diagnose carpal tunnel?

Carpal Tunnel: First is exam by a Neurologist or an Orthopedic specialist, then referral for EMG (electromyogram) to confirm Dx. ...Read more

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What causes fingertips and toes to go numb when laying down?

What causes fingertips and toes to go numb when laying down?

Could be issue: With your back though the nerves to hands and feet would be at different locations in the spine. ...Read more

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How come my hands always go numb at night?

How come my hands always go numb at night?

Which part?: The most common reason for this would be carpal tunnel in which case your 1st 3 or 4 fingers would go numb. Try a carpal tunnel splint at night for a while. It is possible you might need an injection in your wrist. See a pmr doctor or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do my hands go numb when i lay down or go to sleep at night?

Why do my hands go numb when i lay down or go to sleep at night?

Carpal Tunnels: You may be naturally resting on the palms of your wrists (maybe even laying your head on your wrists), unintentionally pressing on the flexor retinaculum which is a band that compresses the carpal tunnel. This is the pathway for the median nerve entering into the wrist, causing numbness. People who work on computers all day have the same problem. ...Read more

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Why legs go numb at night?

Why legs go numb at night?

Pinched nerve: In flat position of body the nerves in the spine of low back likely get pinched. This occurs usually from arthritis in the joints of spine. Once you are erect the pressure on nerves released. ...Read more

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Numbness and tingly in pinky both hands at night wakes me from sleep. I change positions it goes away. What could it be from?

Numbness and tingly  in pinky both hands at night wakes me from sleep. I change positions it goes away.  What could it be from?

Positional: Evaluate how you are holding your hands at night when you sleep. If they are clasped in one position for hours the compression can cause numbness in both pinkies. Get wrist splints or change how you sleep with pillows. If they continue to bother you go to doctor for full workup ...Read more

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What can cause me to have shaking hands and legs at night?

What can cause me to have shaking hands and legs at night?

Depemds: We shake from sensations of cold (the chill before a fever, for example) anxiety and fatigue. Please make sure you are healthy and have healthy sleep patterns before you excuse your symptoms. A blood test panel may be recomended. ...Read more

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What could cause me to wake up at night trembling from the inside?

What could cause me to wake up at night trembling from the inside?

Panic at nite: Best to talk to your doctor about medications at night to block the attacks, also cognitive behavior therapy helps. More so if you have history of anxiety attacks. ...Read more

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What could be causing me to wake up every morning with my hands so numb and tingling?

What could be causing me to wake up every morning with my hands so numb and tingling?

Nerve dysfunction: This could be from a disc problem in the neck or an odd sleeping position in which the nerve to the hands is compressed. Try sleeping in a different position and if it still persists see your family doctor to have your neck evaluated. ...Read more

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Do fingers go numb at night with diabetes?

Do fingers go numb at night with diabetes?

Yes: Not uncommon for diabetics, especially type ii, to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, which could awaken from sleep. Other nerve problems could be present, so see your endocrinologist, and consider EMG study. ...Read more

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My right leg tends to get tingly at night in bed. Why does this happen?

My right leg tends to get tingly at night in bed. Why does this happen?

May be pinched nerve: You might have "pinched a nerve" in the lower back.....Generally when you feel a tingling sensation in a limb, something may be pressing on the nerve. ...Read more

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What does it mean when hands go numb, get dizzy, and wake up in the sweats?

What does it mean when hands go numb, get dizzy, and wake up in the sweats?

Need evaluation: It sounds like you need to undergo a thorough exam, your blood pressure, EKG checked, and have a full panel of tests for blood glucose, thyroid,etc. There are a number of possible explanations. Keep a diary of what triggers the symptoms, what medications you take including supplements, and what other symptoms are present. Your MD can determine what other diagnostic tests are necessary. Good luck ...Read more

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What would cause my pinky fingers to tingle and go numb? Sometimes traveling up to elbow?

What would cause my pinky fingers to tingle and go numb? Sometimes traveling up to elbow?

Nerve Entrapment: If this doesn't resolve after a few days, consider seeing a sports medicine doctor or physiatrist to see if there is any testing needed to be done regarding that burning pain and hand numbness issue. It can also be your neck, so I would make sure the neck is evaluated as well. ...Read more

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What could be causing my right leg to tingle at night in bed?

What could be causing my right leg to tingle at night in bed?

Same answer: For all three of these adjacent questions. I suggest that you visit my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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My hands go numb a lot. they do it more at night and it wakes me up with a bad burning painful sensation. What is this?

My hands go numb a lot. they do it more at night and it wakes me up with a bad burning painful sensation. What is this?

More of a Hx is --: --needed. CTS is a good bet, but U will find that it involves the thumd, index, middle, & the thumb side of the ring finger. Also if it improves by shaking Ur hands in the AM. 2 B sure C a fellowship trained. It takes hands on xam, good Hx, &@ times nerve studies. There are other things that may need 2 B R/O. ...Read more

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Why every time i go to sleep my left hand and wrist go numb and tingles?

Why every time i go to sleep my left hand and wrist go numb and tingles?

Numb and tingle: Numbnesss and tingling can be caused by issues directly related to the hand , wrist and upper extremity but there can also be indirect or systemic issues that can cause this. While carpal tunnel syndrome is common and a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon takes care of this, the other issues, circulation, referred pain, neck causes, nerve issues not related to compression, other types of nerve comp ...Read more

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What causes sudden swelling of hands and feet? Felt slightly flushed too. Salt? Hormones? What can I do to make it go away?

What causes sudden swelling of hands and feet? Felt slightly flushed too. Salt? Hormones? What can I do to make it go away?

Edema?: Swelling can usually result from accumulation of fluids, such as in anemia, high blood pressure, heart problems, alcohol, effect of medications, etc. Recommend workup by your pcp to find the cause & treat that. ...Read more