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Why do my hands cramp when i sleep?

Why do my hands cramp when i sleep?

Sleep position: This can be caused by your sleep position pinching a nerve. Try to change how you position you hand and arms. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Why do my hands cramp in the night while sleeping ?

Why do my hands cramp in the night while sleeping ?

Postural: This may be related to the postion that you sleep in. Or it could be a pinched nerve. Do you have any other symptoms or mucles pains? You doctor or a chiropractor can help determine what is going on. ...Read more

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My hand cramps up when i'm sleeping, why?

My hand cramps up when i'm sleeping, why?

Hand cramps sleeping: Brain disorder chronic kidney disease and dialysis damage to a single nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) or multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) that are connected to muscles dehydration (not having enough fluids in your body) peripheral neuropathy., decreased mg, calcium, vitamin d. Please see you doctor. Refer to: www.Healthcentral.Com and type in hand and foot spasms. ...Read more

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Numbness n cramping on my right hand n finger since last few yrs can't sleep at night specially it pains a lot the hand becomes rock solid sometimes?

Numbness n cramping on my right hand n finger  since last few yrs can't sleep at night specially it  pains a lot the hand  becomes rock solid sometimes?

NERVE PINCHING: Your description could well be c/w carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve compression at the wrist. However, might wonder about a primary joint problem or even early arthritis, as part of the problem. Get examined, have various tests, maybe an emg. ...Read more

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I've been noticing that my legs twitch in my sleep, not often but maybe 1-2 times per night and it wakes me up. My hands also cramp and hurt for hrs!

 I've been noticing that my legs twitch in my sleep, not often but maybe 1-2 times per night and it wakes me up. My hands also cramp and hurt for hrs!

Try K-Mg Aspartate: Try Potassium-Magnesium Aspartate. Aspartic acid is a mineral transporter, and will enhance the uptake of potassium and magnesium into the cells. Restless legs, as you are describing, often responds to additional magnesium and potassium, two minerals which most people are deficient. ...Read more

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Prednisone having severe sweating day and night, cramps in legs feet and hands and extreme fatigue but having a hard time sleeping. How can I deal w/?

Prednisone having severe sweating day and night, cramps in legs feet and hands and extreme fatigue but having a hard time sleeping. How can I deal w/?

Common side effects: Unfortunately, those are all common side effects of steroids, especially if you are on high doses and/or taking it for an extended period of time. Taking it as early in the day as possible may help with the insomnia. Have your potassium checked if you continue having cramps, as steroids can deplete potassium. The sweating....Check w/your dr...Maybe decrease dose, alternating days if possible..... ...Read more