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Why do my arms and hands keep falling asleep? Could this be something serious?

Why do my arms and hands keep falling asleep? Could this be something serious?

Yes: Your arms going to sleep could be due to a pinched nerve in your neck and may be treatable with some pt and meds. I would get it checked out with your doc. ...Read more

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What could cause my arms and hands to be falling asleep a lot?

What could cause my arms and hands to be falling asleep a lot?

See below: It could be something as simple as hyperventilation, but more serious conditions are possible too. Make an appointment to see your doctor to discuss these issues. ...Read more

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My hands keep falling asleep while I'm sleeping, even when I'm laying flat on my back with nothing pinching my arms or hands. Now my knuckles hurt.?

My hands keep falling asleep while I'm sleeping, even when I'm laying flat on my back with nothing pinching my arms or hands. Now my knuckles hurt.?

Requires an exam: This describes a situation that could be vascular or due to a neurologic condition arising in the c-spine. It could also be a post infectious phenomenon. You need to be seen to sort it out. ...Read more

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My arms and hands from shoulder to fingertips are falling asleep all of the time in any given position. Have history of RLS. HELP?

My arms and hands from shoulder to fingertips are falling asleep all of the time in any given position. Have history of RLS. HELP?

Need to see Neurolog: Recommend to see Neurologist. Usually Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) would work for Neuropathic pain. Based on what I see in your medication profile, anxiety might contribute ...Read more

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45/f. Arm & hand pain while sleeping. Also wake up w/ arms tingling from arms falling asleep during night. Pain also wakes me up at night.?

45/f. Arm & hand pain while sleeping. Also wake up w/ arms tingling from arms falling asleep during night. Pain also wakes me up at night.?

Possible Carpal Tun: There are other possibilities, but the most likely cause for your symptoms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is the result of compression of the median nerves at the wrists and it is common for people to wake up to "shake out the numbness." I would recommend that you see a neurologist, but while you are waiting you can ice the wrists, try otc ibuprofen, and buy carpal tunnel splints for nighttime. ...Read more

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Rapid heart beat (interfering with sleep). Arm in pain and tingling, arm falling asleep (when bent), and tip of thumb is numb. (39 year old male).

Rapid heart beat (interfering with sleep). Arm in pain and tingling, arm falling asleep (when bent), and tip of thumb is numb. (39 year old male).

2 issues: You have 2 different problems: arm pain and tingling, falling asleep, numb - all suggest nerve compression, possibly in your neck (cervical vertebrae). This would not cause rapid HR but panic would - are you feeling upset about the arm pain? A 24 hour heart recording could help diagnose the 2nd problem. ...Read more

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My hands (90% my right hand and 10% my left hand) falls asleep while I sleep. It happens even if I keep my arms straight or bent during the night.

My hands (90% my right hand and 10% my left hand) falls asleep while I sleep. It happens even if I keep my arms straight or bent during the night.

See ortho: You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon about this I would guess that carpal tunnel syndrome would be one of the possibilities. The problem is likely at the wrists. ...Read more

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My mom's hands keep falling asleep out of no where she is 47 what could be causing this?

My mom's hands keep falling asleep out of no where she is 47 what could be causing this?

Nerve impingement: She is having some sort of nerve impingement. Depending on which part of the hand is going numb. She needs to see her physician and be evaluated so that the proper tests and referrals can be made. ...Read more

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Why do my hands keep falling asleep I'm moving them around... Almost like a tingle feeling I'm. 22 Witt no health problems! Should I go to the er?

Why do my hands keep falling asleep I'm moving them around... Almost like a tingle feeling I'm. 22 Witt no health problems! Should I go to the er?

Why on earth...: ...would you waste an ER physician's time with something that's not an emergency? Carpal tunnel syndrome is an excellent possibility although not the only one. Make an appointment and see your doctor during regular office hours for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm 41 and I keep getting short of breath and when that happens my heart rate seems to be rapid. I also for a few weeks my hands keep falling asleep?

I'm 41 and I keep getting short of breath and when that happens my heart rate seems to be rapid. I also for a few weeks my hands keep falling asleep?

Get seen, examined: Shortness of breath can have numerous exclamation such as a cardiac abnormality or pulmonary/lung abnormality; A heart rate that feels abnormal also called palpitations can be related to a heart rhythm iabnormalty, hAnd falling asleep can be related to either a nerve or blood vessel problem. First step is to get examined and you may benefit from further cardiac or lung testing, depending on exam
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What could be a reason that my arms keep falling asleep?

What could be a reason that my arms keep falling asleep?

It depends: It largely depends on what portions of your arms keep "falling asleep" and what exactly you mean by that term. Start by discussing this with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Why do my hands hurt and keep falling asleep?

Problem neck/back: If both hands (the whole hand) have this recurrent issue, there could be something very wrong with your neck or upper back. Nerve compression problems often manifest with numbness or pain in hands/arms. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my hands from falling asleep?

How can I prevent my hands from falling asleep?

Sleeping hands: It sounds like you are having tingling in your hands, this is often related to nerve problems in the hands, carpal tunnel syndrome is one form of this. You cannot prevent this if it is happening, but you can see your physician for testing to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hands falling asleep for no reason?

What is the cause of hands falling asleep for no reason?

Must be a reason.: Hands actually do not fall asleep without any reason. There is a good reason but it cannot be known without understanding more about your symptoms. When does it occur, when does it not occur? What part of the hand is affected? Is there any muscle weakness? Is the r hand as affected as the left? At the end of the day carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve injury are the most common causes. ...Read more

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Why dose it feel like my hands are always falling asleep hands fell all numb and tingly?

Why dose it feel like my hands are always falling asleep hands fell all numb and tingly?

Nerve: Source of your symptoms could be at wrist, elbow, shoulder, neck, perhaps due to nerve compression, but maybe an evolving peripheral neuropathy. Get this checked out, as most of these problems are fully reversible. ...Read more

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Why dose it feel like my hands are always falling asleep hands fell all numb and tingly?

Why dose it feel like my hands are always falling asleep hands fell all numb and tingly?

Perhaps a nerve: You may have acquired carpal tunnel syndrome, which can be associated with keyboard and computer activity. This is due to inflammation of the median nerve at the inner wrist. See a hand specialist. ...Read more

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My left hand keep "falling asleep" when iits not being active. Why is it doing this? It's been happening for about 4 days

My left hand keep "falling asleep" when iits not being active. Why is it doing this? It's been happening for about 4 days

Possible CT Syndrome: Usually this happened mostly at night your hand wake you up and it is numb and you have to shake out, if that what happen most likely this a sign of carpel tunnel syndrome. Check it out. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my legs and arms are falling asleep often?

Should I be concerned if my legs and arms are falling asleep often?

It's not normal: Most commonly people's arms or legs "fall asleep" after they have been resting in a position that compresses the sensory nerves to the respective area (s). If this is happening when your not in particular positions that are "squeezing" on your arms and/or legs, then follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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If a person's hands and legs 'jerk' immediately upon falling asleep, what does it mean?

If a person's hands and legs 'jerk' immediately upon falling asleep, what does it mean?

Hypnic jerk: It is called a hypnic jerk, and is very common. It is harmless except as you noticed already wakes you up. Some people theorize that being overly tired or stressed tends to bring it on. ...Read more

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My right arm falls asleep threw out the whole day and night it happens when it wants. But also my hand sometime swells up.

Paraesthesia: It sounds as if you are causing some pressure on one of your nerves in your arm and if this numbness is mainly in your forearm then this is what is probably causing it. Try not leaning on your elbow ...Read more

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I am 26 and have very low sex drive, always tired and have been experiencing my hands falling asleep often. What could this be?

I am 26 and have very low sex drive, always tired and have been experiencing my hands falling asleep often. What could this be?

As above: I agree wit dr. Sorenson, in addition try to excersize, this can increase u well being improve u mood and increase u sex drive. ...Read more

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What can I do if my arms moved on their own while I was falling asleep. Is that normal?

Sounds like...: This sounds like a hypnic jerk, which is nothing to be concerned about. Typically these occur as you are transitioning from wake in to sleep.
Be sure you are getting a normal amount of sleep nightly/regular sleep wake schedule, as that can often decrease the frequency of these.

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hypnic_jerk. ...Read more

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For the past 3 days my arms keeping falling asleep. It's not only at night but throughout the day as well. What could it be?

For the past 3 days my arms keeping falling asleep. It's not only at night but throughout the day as well. What could it be?

See below: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Help docs! My hands and my foots are always falling asleep. Why?

Help docs! My hands and my foots are always falling asleep. Why?

Tingling: Hand and feet tingling, can be nerve damage or neuropathy. Need to talk this over with your doctor as there are many causes of neuropathy and several respond to therapy very well. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I go to about my hands falling asleep?

What kind of doctor should I go to about my hands falling asleep?

Several reasons: Could be neurological from carpal tunnel to other nerve compressions in the arm shoulder or neck. If this occurs with color changes it might be a vascular issue possibly raynauds syndrome since ther are some other more serious possibilities too you better talk to a physical medicine or orthopedic specialist about it. ...Read more

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I have the feeling of electricity on the inside of my hand under thumb similar to hand falling asleep feeling. What is this?

I have the feeling of electricity on the inside of my hand under thumb similar to hand falling asleep feeling. What is this?

May be neuropathy: This may be carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if you do a lot of repetitive movements with your hand (keyboard, tools). I would suggest that you see a neurologist who can do a nerve conduction study which can determine if there is damage. ...Read more