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Doctor insights on: Why Babies Hands Move When Sleeping

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My left hand always falls sleep i cant make a fits i shack it and move it up and down and it hurts badit gets strff should i be worry?

My left hand always falls sleep i cant make a fits i shack it and move it up and down and it hurts badit gets strff should i be worry?

Get an answer: You could have a pinched nerve at wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome, but other problems may be contributing. A hand specialist can help. Cannot answer your "worry" question, as that is up to you, but get a referral to hand expert. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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11m old baby not sleeping even at 11pm. If I try to soothe or rock she jumps out of my hands and starts to roll on bed. How to soothe her?

11m old baby not sleeping even at 11pm. If I try to soothe or rock she jumps out of my hands and starts to roll on bed. How to soothe her?

Sleep hygiene: Try a new routine at bedtime, maybe avoid afternoon naps a bit, make sure she is in a quiet dark room without interruptions or noise before bedtime. Maybe sit down and get her ready for bedtime by reading a story, to get her drowsy on the way to going to sleep. Be creative : perhaps just try to wear her down without too much excitement in the evening so she just wants to nod off ...Read more

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Was sleeping and Sudden tingling on top of right hand. Couldnt move it for a few seconds ( was not sleeping on the side)?

Was sleeping and Sudden tingling on top of right hand. Couldnt move it for a few seconds ( was not sleeping on the side)?

Nerve: This probably was an irritability of a superficial nerve as there was no obvious positional impingement of a nerve. It was fleeting and most likely not a serious issue in view of its short duration. If it recurs see your physician for advice. ...Read more

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I have swollen hands can hardly move them also they are red when i lay down they hurt can't sleep but when i sit up im fine ?

I have swollen hands can hardly move them also they are red when i lay down they hurt can't sleep but when i sit up im fine ?

If your symptoms: Appear only in certain positions, it sounds like a mechanical problem. Here, it sounds like your circulation or nerve supply to your hands are compressed when you are lying down. Have your doctor examine your hands in various positions. ...Read more

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When i sleep i fist my hand and sometimes when i woke up i feel stiffness in my hand and can't move it so i have to massage it , what's the reason ?

When i sleep i fist my hand and sometimes when i woke up i feel stiffness in my hand and can't move it so i  have to massage it , what's the reason ?

Muscle fatigue: When you place any of your muscles in a contracted position for a length of time, they will become stiff and sore because the muscles get tired and fatigued and don't work as well. The soreness is caused by this fatigue. When you massage it after you wake up, it helps reset the muscles. Try to make an effort not to sleep with your hands in fists and this should go away. ...Read more

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What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it

What does it mean in my baby twitches in her sleep? Hands, fingers, hands. She has also gotten a face tic that usually only flares at nigh what is it

Twitching: Babies have an immature nervous system, and it's hard for them to control their reflexes and responses to stimuli such as noise and temperature.To make sure erratic movements are benign, lightly hold down the arm or leg that's twitching. If the movement stops, no problem. If it doesnt stop or happens when baby is awake, then an evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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I woke up with neck pain that radiated to my middle back now its moved to my right hand and back feels tight can't sleep on my right side coz of pain.

I woke up with neck pain that radiated to my middle back now its moved to my right hand and back feels tight can't sleep on my right side coz of pain.

Most likely muscular: Waking up with neck pain is usually secondary to sleeping on a bad position and resultant muscle pain/spasms. However, anytime you get symptoms on the arm, in your case the hand, is important to rule out any problem coming from the cervical spine. Muscle, ligament and tendons can cause referred pain as well. You should visit your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I woke up found numbness in left arm and hands my hand is shivering when i move it it incr. the numbness please help what is it did i sleep on it 4 long?

I woke up found numbness in left arm and hands my hand is shivering when i move it it incr. the numbness please help what is it did i sleep on it 4 long?

It should return: Often when sleeping or keeping a limb in a certain position for a prolonged period of time either circulation is reduced or nerve compression occurs and this will cause of loss of function. Most of the time sensation and movement return within 1-3 minutes once the person awakens or moves the limb. Sometimes it takes longer. You should see a neurologist if no improvement for much longer. ...Read more