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Why do my hands fall asleep when im sleeping ? 26 weeks pregnsnt

Why do my hands fall asleep when im sleeping ? 26 weeks pregnsnt

Carpal tunnel: A very common cause of nocturnal hand numbess in pregnancy is compromise of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. This is from the hormonal and fluid shifts in pregnancy. It usually clears after delivery and can be helped with wrist splints. In rare cases decompression at the wrist may be necessary. ...Read more

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Wh why do my hands fall asleep at night?

Wh why do my hands fall asleep at night?

Carpal Tunnel: This sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. Try wearing a wrist brace at night when you sleep this takes the pressure off the nerve and can help with the symptoms. If this is not resolved i would recommend you see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my hands fall asleep when I'm just sitting in one position for just a short time? My legs also, whenever I cross them, almost instantly. Also, whenever I bend my left arm or turn my wrist, it feels like I'm hitting my funny bone

Why do my hands fall asleep when I'm just sitting in one position for just a short time? My legs also, whenever I cross them, almost instantly. Also, whenever I bend my left arm or turn my wrist, it feels like I'm hitting my funny bone

Pressure palsies: There is a genetic entity termed "congenital pressure palsy" where patients are inordinately sensitive to nerve pressure. Although other patients have subclinical peripheral neuropathies which sensitize them to low level nerve compressions. See neurologist. ...Read more

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Why my hands fall asleep while i'm sleeping?

Why my hands fall asleep while i'm sleeping?

Sleep: It could be that you put pressure on your arm with your head or have medical conditions or low calcium. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons that my hands fall asleep during the night and it's only after i consume alcohol?

What are some possible reasons that my hands fall asleep during the night and it's only after i consume alcohol?

Hand tingling EtOH: There are many reasons that your hands can "fall asleep" during the night and many are positional. You typically move without awareness when this happens, or wake up and avoid it getting worse. Alcohol could prevent you from that awareness; but it is also toxic to the nervous system, so could ultimately worsen something like entrapped nerve, carpal tunnel or other syndromes. ...Read more

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My hands fall asleep all the time even while I am driving my car?

My hands fall asleep all the time even while I am driving my car?

Hands fall asleep: A symptom of hands falling asleep normally indicates nerve entrapment. It is common when driving a car or when waking up from bed. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common cause of this symptom. It is often diagnosed by nerve conduction studies and treated with wrist splints, which are often for sale at drug stores. ...Read more

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My hands fall asleep every night on me. Also, during the day they tingle every once in a while. What could this be???

My hands fall asleep every night on me.  Also, during the day they tingle every once in a while.  What could this be???

Hand tingling: Do you think the part of the hands that falls asleep is the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger? Hands that "fall asleep" at night or during driving are common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. This is best diagnosed with nerve conduction tests. For many people, special wrist splints, which can be found at the drug store, are very helpful for this. Consider wearing them at night. ...Read more

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My hands fall asleep at night and during the day. When I'm holding somethingand I have a hard time maki f a fist in the morning ?

My hands fall asleep at night and during the day. When I'm holding somethingand I have a hard time maki f a fist in the morning ?

Parathesias: At night we can have ulnar compression that results in hands getting numb. May be related to cervical spine disease ,or thoracic outlet syndrome Would also check for carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if you work a lot with computers. Splints at night , motrin ( if not allergic ) may help. rarely could be MS(usually not both sides). f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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At night while i'm in bed and in the mornings, both of my hands fall asleep and start hurting really bad. Also, in both elbows too.

At night while i'm in bed and in the mornings, both of my hands fall asleep and start hurting really bad. Also, in both elbows too.

Numbing of hands ins: You need to see a spine specialist to r/o any reason for spine bones to compress upon the nerves to cause those symptoms. Once that is ruled out; other avenues can be explored eg blood levels of vitamin b12; or any local bolt lesion or cyst to compress upon nerve or compromise blood supply. ...Read more