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Why Do Babies Sleep With Their Hands Up
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
My 9 week old baby likes to suck on his hand to self soothe. He will only take paci if I'm holding him to sleep. What can I do to break the habit?
Ok: At 9 weeks it is a natural instinct to suck on thumb or hand. No need to discourage this. ...Read more
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 doesn't stop or happens when baby is awake, then an evaluation is needed. ...Read more
10 week baby is fussy and trying to lift up while laying down. Eats well but not sleeping. Try's to bring hand to mouth. Is this bacuase of gas?
Possibly: Congested having earache that is why your baby prefers to sit up or be in an upright position to help relieve pressure in the ear. Eating well because sucking helps relieve pressure in the ear therefore relieving ear pain. So your baby is happier. ...Read more
14 month baby has cold hands and feet. Persistent cough, runny nose and sleeping a lot. No other symptoms.
My1 year baby, I tried to omit the bottle of milk he drink while he s sleeping during night but he suck his thumb I give him water but no benefit?
Thumb-sucking is: Natural till 4 yrs & does not harm or decay teeth. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/2676311/. AAP recommends at 1 year: 1st dental visit. Wean from bottle to open-mouth, double-handled cup given only with sit-down meals & snacks. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day; limit juice to 0-4 oz./ day. Brush teeth with rice-grain smear of fluoride toothpaste after meals & before sleep. ...Read more
I do this also: There may be several factors. It could be a response to the stresses in our lives. Some people clench and grind their jaws and teeth and some people exhibit their tensions elsewhere. Clenching my hands has exacerbated my carpal tunnel condition causing tingling in my hands. I now where a brace to help prevent me from clenching my hands. You may want to see a hand specialist, I did. ...Read more
I fall asleep quicker if lying on my right side but have an issue falling/going back to sleep on my left. Is it because I'm right handed?
Heart Anatomy: Not your handedness, but the location of your heart determines this. Your heart is on your left side and when you sleep most people will sleep on there right side, because you do not put pressure on your heart as when you lay on your left side. People do turn through the night and sleep on there back and left side for a period of time. ...Read more
I haven't slept all night because my hands won't stop spasming. Right when I'm fixing to sleep, they start spasming. I can't take it anymore!!
Can hard excercise give u hands sleeping feeling, my hands hurts a little, and are semi sleep, I and working hard on weights, can this be due to this?
POSSIBLY: If you are lifting weights with a grip that is too tight, it may contribute to your symptoms. You may have a bar that is too thick (olympic bar vs standard?) you may want to use weight gloves. If in doubt, I would seek out a personal trainer. If symptoms persist or get worse, see a dr. ...Read more
My hand/s swells only when I sleep, I lift my hand and whatever is in there drains back into me and it goes away. What could cause this?
Hand swelling: I wonder if your hand swells because it is hanging below the side of the bed or whether there is some constriction of venous flow by some twisting position of your wrist as you sleep. The symptom certainly appears to be positional as I assume your hand doesn't swell at other times when you're up and about. If swelling appears at other times have your MD examine your arm and hand. ...Read more
My son is7month old. Almost 1 month he sleeps very bad at night wakes up few times and fomfortly continious to sleep on my hands. What's wrong?
Numb: Nerves are electical wires with circuits which fingers sthumb to 1/2 4th finger on palm median nerve, same pattern on top radial nerve, 5th andq 1/2 4th is ulnar.. May be bend wrist or elbow compressing nerve while sleep. Could come from spinal cord at cervical area. There are tsts to determine area of " short" if severe. Could try cock up brace for wrist or keep elbow straight by using pillow. ...Read more
Bruxism?: Could be a type of bruxism, or nighttime tooth grinding. It just happens to include your hand depending upon the sleep position you may be in. It is really had to say for sure, but if this is a common occurrence, then I would consider a nighttime bruxism mouthpiece. ...Read more
Suspect carpal tunne: Suspect carpal tunnel if palmer surface involving thumb first second and thumb side of ring finger. Commonly aggravated when sleeping do to natural position of hands. Slightly flexed at wrist. See your doctor to confirm initial management is splints and possible steroid injection wrist. Can be initiated by thyroid disease so blood test appropriate. If no improvement then surgical intervention. ...Read more
That's one cause: That is one benign explanation but you should be concerned about more serious problems ranging from high-grade blood vessel narrowing or poor heart function. ...Read more
Contact skin allergy: It is hard to tell exactly what may be the cause with so little information. However I would assume that the person is an adult and the condition is likely hand eczema from a contact allergy to something his hands are in frequent contact or irritant dermatitis from exposure to something irritating or washing the hands too often. Topical hydrocortisone may help. See a derm or allergist if needed ...Read more
Nerve entrapment: Or a vascular issue. Go and see a doctor and have this evaluated. Many possible issues. ...Read more
Numbness and weakness in my hands while laying down to sleep. Fine when in upright position. Likely cause?
Check with your doc: A neurologist should check it out.Get a more detailed answer ›
I woke up in the middle of the night and my right hand was limp? What could cause this? No feeling. I sleep on couch
Squashed nerves: Most likely, you fell asleep in a position in which you had prolonged pressure on the sensory and motor nerves of the arm. This would provide temporary numbness and weakness. I presume that things returned to normal after a while. If not, you should follow up with a physician. ...Read more
Why do my hands swell and hurt when I'm sleeping and sometimes even when I'm not sleeping? I don't sleep on my hands.
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