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Why Do My Hands Fall Asleep When I Am Sleeping
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
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
Carpal Tunnel: The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, a nerve compression at the wrist, are numbness and tingling at night, when you awaken, when driving, when holding a phone to your ear, when brushing your hair, and others. I recommend careful evaluation by a hand surgeon who can help you get an accurate diagnosis and treatment to hopefully permanently cure this issue. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I have very red palms, numbness&tingling in fingers & toes with sharp pains shooting up arms & legs. My hands fall asleep& I have to shake them.
Hands fall asleep everynight and in pain. Been wearing stints and now my wrists are itchy. What could be?
What can I be? I have constatly headaches, chestpain and I have notice that either my legs or hands fall asleep. I'm 35 years old.
Haven't slept well since approx. Jan 2014. I wake up many times @ night bc arms and hands fall asleep no matter my pos. Feet & legs burn too. Cause?
Need eval: You need medical evaluation for your complaints. I would start with evaluating your neck as I would be concerned there is something going on in your cervical spine that's causing some pressure on the spinal cord which could cause your symptoms. Also concern would be diseases that cause what is known as peripheral neuropathy. Please see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Good luck ...Read more
I have severe muscle spasms in my left leg. Weakness in both legs. Both hands fall asleep and I have a loss of sensitivity in my fingers?
See Neurologist now: Your symptoms are very concerning, urgent that you see Neurologist asap. Comprehensive workup is indicated including blood tests, MRI of spine and brain. If these symptoms just started, call 911 or go to nearest ER. You did not give any history, but it will be important to determine if you have had recent injury, trauma or involved in Motor vehicle accident. Please see Neurologist now, ...Read more
3 Months - On and off tingly hands, lightheadness, tight right knee, floaters in eyes, hands fall asleep at night, - Brain MRI completely normal - MS?
The symptoms of tingly hands and hands falling asleep at night may mean you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Having these symptoms and a normal brain MRI probably means you do not have MS.
The symptom of floaters is not common for MS. Tightness in the right knee does not normally suggest MS. Lightheadedness is caused by so many things, too many to list. ...Read more
3 Months - On and off tingly hands, lightheadness, tight right knee, floaters in eyes, hands fall asleep at night, Brain MRI completely normal - PPMS?
My hands have been going numb when I go to sleep. I haven't been laying on them or anything and the only time they get numb is when I fall asleep.????
Carpal tunnel?: You should be evaluated by your doctor. In the meantime, you could buy wrist splints for carpal tunnel at the pharmacy and try sleeping in them to see if that helps. ...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
Correct Position: The sensation of a part of the body "falling asleep" is usually caused by compression of the nerve that enervates that area. Check the position of the hand during the night and during the day when the symptoms occur. Since there are other conditions that might cause this problem, best to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician for a detailed exam. ...Read more
My hands and feet fall asleep often especially my hands if I'm sleep I wake up with a tingling in my hands?
Probably diet: Sounds strange? The brain and nervous system are highly dependent on relatively low calorie intake with sufficient vitamin concenration. Too many calories, particularly simple sugars and sweeteners creates a relative vitamin deficiency. It is, in fact, like "choking" a car engine. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more
If CTS is causing my hands to "fall asleep" during rest, will imbolization while sleeping help keep the CTS from progressing further?
Probably not: Here are 2 websites I recommend -- for complete relief from CTS. First is www. Flextend. Com, which explains a series of stretching exercises that invariably help when diligently performed. They also sell a device that enhances the benefit of the exercises--but it is not necessary. Second, is www. NewGrip. Com--for an inexpensive set of foam palm protectors to wear while driving, gripping, etc. ...Read more
I am awakened from sleep by extreme muscle tension in back, neck and hands, not caused by stress. I fall asleep easily, am fit, not overweight. Why?
As above: See u physician for evaluation and work up, . ...Read more
Wondering y my hands and arms fall asleep all throughout the night no matter how I sleep, I wake up all night shaking them, what's going on?
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