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Dr. Mara Fiorentino
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What can cause neck pain and numbness in hands while sleeping. While working I have twisting of fingers and restless legs while resting.

What can cause neck pain and numbness in hands while sleeping. While working I have twisting of fingers and restless legs while resting.

Neck problems: It is very possible that the root if your numbness, tingling and lack of strength of upper extremities and hands is on the neck. High and hard pillows may exacerbate it while in bed. Make a consult to a chiropractor or medical doctor regarding your neck contracture and pain. Use a soft pillow or none at all. Relax your neck when you work at the office, using a tall seat whenever possible. ...Read more

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What could cause hand numbness in the middle of my sleep?

What could cause hand numbness in the middle of my sleep?

Carpal tunnel synd.: There a re many potential causes, but by far the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Cts is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist and many patients wake up with hand numbness. Usually initial treatment is a night spilint. If this does not work, surgery may be indicated. Thanks. ...Read more

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What can cause hand numbness during sleep?

What can cause hand numbness during sleep?

Position: Consider nerve pinching at wrist or elbow, and less commonly shoulder and/or neck. Carpal tunnel syndrome most common due to position of wrist at night. Check with your doctor to find out fully., . ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Smith
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Can sleeping hard cause hand numbness during sleep?

Can sleeping hard cause hand numbness during sleep?

Yes: Sleeping hard means being so deeply asleep that the person is unresponsive to stimuli which would ordinarily cause some postural adjustment or actual awakening. If a wrist is markedly bent or the elbows markedly flexed or the shoulder abducted, this could happen. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Bronstein
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Can a torn rotator cuff cause hand numbness when sleeping?

Can a torn rotator cuff cause hand numbness when sleeping?

Yes, although rare: Numbness after a torn rotator cuff would most likely result from a change in sleeping posture. Often after the injury, patients pre- and postoperatively tend to sleep with the injured shoulder up when they sleep on their side. Sleeping on one's side, often with hands tucked under the pillow or wrists flexed is a very common cause or exacerbating factor in median neuritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Could sleep apnia cause hand numbness during sleep?

Could sleep apnia cause hand numbness during sleep?

Hard to say: If your breathing is compromised by sleep apnea, many symptoms can appear. Numbness is always a concern- neurological problems, respiratory problems, circulation problems. See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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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

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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What causes hand numbness while asleep?

What causes hand numbness while asleep?

Nerve compression: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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