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Doctor insights on: Whats Causing My Arm To Fall Asleep

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Are there any types of herbal or OTC remedy for bad circulation that causes your arm to fall asleep?

Are there any types of herbal or OTC remedy for bad circulation that causes your arm to fall asleep?

No: First an evauation to confirm a circulation problem needs to be done. A nerve that is being pinched or carpal tunnel syndrome can have similar symptoms. Once a DX is made a targeted therapy can be implemented. ...Read more

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Throids cause arms to fall asleep?

Throids cause arms to fall asleep?

Yes: Low thyroid can cause soft tissues swelling and edema , this edema squeeze the nerve especially the median nerve and can cause tingling and numbness in the hand and sometimes the arm with different nerve. ...Read more

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What causes the right arm only to fall asleep while lying on your back?

What causes the right arm only to fall asleep while lying on your back?

Let me explain : For the arm to go numb there have to a reason and most of the goes numb more than nerve have to be involved? That could in the level of the neck area and the arm pet area check it out. ...Read more

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Why could cause my arm fall asleep while driving or doing normal activities?

A number of things: If it is both arms would consider whether it could be a neuropathy or a vascular problem. If this is a "paraplysis" would consider that this could be component of atonia found during certain stages of sleep. Bring up with sleep specialist in that situation so that testing can be performed. ...Read more

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What causes your arms to fall asleep while you are laying on your back sleeping?

What causes your arms to fall asleep while you are laying on your back sleeping?

Sleep: Sleeping on the back can cause pressure of the arms if you put your head on the arms or could be other medical causes including sleep apnea. ...Read more

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When i sleep on my side the arm and leg that are on bottom fall asleep but wake up when i move without pins and needles. Cause?

When i sleep on my side the arm and leg that are on bottom fall asleep but wake up when i move without pins and needles. Cause?

Nerve impingement: This can be temporary like when you rest your arm in the wrong position but could also be more serious like related to a nerve bocked by a bone spur cutting off circulation/nerve nutrients to the rest of the tissue. If this only happens during sleep, it is probably positioning and can take minues to even near and hour to return to 'normal.' look at the support of your bed/pillow first. ...Read more

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I often black out when standing up and legs/arms fall asleep very fast---what can cause this?

I often black out when standing up and legs/arms fall asleep very fast---what can cause this?

Black out: Postural hypotension is when blood pressure drops upon standing, hence less blood flow to brain, hence fainting. Several things can cause that, from medications to blood diseases to neurological or vascular factors. Recommend appointment with your primary care doc. To explore those. ...Read more

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Haven't slept well since approx. Jan 2014. I wake up many times @ night bc arms and hands fall asleep no matter my pos. Feet & legs burn too. Cause?

Haven't slept well since approx. Jan 2014. I wake up many times @ night bc arms and hands fall asleep no matter my pos. Feet & legs burn too. Cause?

Need eval: you need medical evaluation for your complaints. I would start with evaluating your neck as I would be concerned there is something going on in your cervical spine that's causing some pressure on the spinal cord which could cause your symptoms. Also concern would be diseases that cause what is known as peripheral neuropathy. Please see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Good luck ...Read more