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Sleeping at night with my arms bent causes hand numbness. Try to sleep with my arms straight, usually without success. Any suggestions or excersises?

Sleeping at night with my arms bent causes hand numbness. Try to sleep with my arms straight, usually without success. Any suggestions or excersises?

Splints: Flexion of the elbows as wells as wrists as we sleep puts stress on the ulnar and median nerves respectively which contributes to cubital and carpal tunnel. It is difficult to maintain proper positioning at night without some type of either wrist or elbow splint depending on the nerve involved. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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When i sleep both of my arms and hands go numb i wake and stand up until the pain and numbness go away.What is my problem it happens when i work longer hours with chainsaw and other hand tools.What is the cause of this

When i sleep both of my arms and hands go numb i wake and stand up until the pain and numbness go away.What is my problem it happens when i work longer hours with chainsaw and other hand tools.What is the cause of this

Hand : Hand numbness that appears in sleep and with repetitive movements is commonly a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition in which one of the 3 major nerves to the hand gets compressed in the wrist. This causes numbness in the thumb, index, and middle finger, and sometimes in part or all of the ring finger, but usually not the pinkie. Discomfort from carpal tunnel syndrome can be felt elsewhere in the upper limb, but if there is true numbness anywhere in the forearm or arm, this can indicate a different problem, such as damage to the nerve roots or plexuses (big nerve interchanges) in the neck and shoulder. There are two other major nerves that go down into the hands, the radial nerve and the ulnar nerve, that could also be involved depending on the pattern of the problem it is a good idea to get hand problems checked by a primary care doctor, who can then refer to a neurologist if needed. Left undiagnosed and untreated, problems like hand numbness can become worse, or develop into weakness of the hands. More information on carpal tunnel syndrome and similar diagnoses can be found at: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/ds00326. ...Read more

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Can't sleep cause every time I drift off, I get a night terror and am awake again. Arms also go numb. Psych appt next week. What can I do till then?

Can't sleep cause every time I drift off, I get a night terror and am awake again. Arms also go numb. Psych appt next week. What can I do till then?

Lifestyle changes: Find ways to reduce stress and avoid stressful situations. Make sure you get enough rest. Healthy eating and light exercise even walking. Establish and stick to a bedtime routine and do not stay up too late ...Read more

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My hands an arms are goin numb at night while i sleep it wakes me up crying cause it hurts so bad what's wrong with me?

My hands an arms are goin numb at night while i sleep it wakes me up crying cause it hurts so bad what's wrong with me?

You need examination: This may be positional but no one can tell without examining you. You need to see an orthopedic or neurological surgeon to evaluate your repeating symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause a tingling sensation in my left arm, hot feeling in the palm, feeling pinky, next finger and thumb are asleep, facial numbness feeling?

What could cause a tingling sensation in my left arm, hot feeling in the palm, feeling pinky, next finger and thumb are asleep, facial numbness feeling?

Tingling sensation a: Depending on whether the symptoms are abrupt or chronic, the answers are different. It could be a cerebrovascular event such as a stroke, or a combination of problems, facial neuralgia with a cervical radiculopathy. It depends on your medical history. This may be emergent, and it should be worked up immediately by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Everytime i go to sleep, i wake up with a numb arm--what causes this?

Everytime i go to sleep, i wake up with a numb arm--what causes this?

Maybe carpal tunnel: Characteristic of carpal tunnel, but can be seen with ulnar compression at elbow. Possibly, problem in neck or shoulder. An electromyogram may reveal answer. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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