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Why do my hands go numb when I'm sleeping?

Why do my hands go numb when I'm sleeping?

Carpal tunnel?: Hands that go numb or tingle in the middle of the night are often from carpal tunnel syndrome and less likely from cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar nerve compression) at the elbow. If left untreated either may progress to permanent numbness and weakness. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

The term numbness describes an altered sensation that can occur usually from either a neurological or vascular etiology. Some patients that have numbness have a complete inability to sense any object at all, where others may be able to sense but it is reduced. One example is neuropathy, in severe cases patients will be so numb they can not sense even if they step ...Read more


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Dr said I have carpal tunnel as my hands go numb when I sleep. My feet have also started to go numb but goes away if I change position, what could itbe?

Dr said I have carpal tunnel as my hands go numb when I sleep. My feet have also started to go numb but goes away if I change position, what could itbe?

Hands & Feet?: The symptoms you describe are concerning in this respect. There are many, many reasons why a hand or a foot can go numb. You are saying that initially both your hands were affected and that now both your feet are also affected. The list of all the potential causes for your symptoms has just gotten more complicated. I suggest that you see a neurologist for his expert opinion and recommendation. ...Read more

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Why do my hands go numb when I lay down or go to sleep at night?

Why do my hands go numb when I lay down or go to sleep at night?

Carpal Tunnels: You may be naturally resting on the palms of your wrists (maybe even laying your head on your wrists), unintentionally pressing on the flexor retinaculum which is a band that compresses the carpal tunnel. This is the pathway for the median nerve entering into the wrist, causing numbness. People who work on computers all day have the same problem. ...Read more

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When I sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers don't open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain) Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. I have the same sharp p

When I sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers don't open and close properly but eventually return to normal by mid day. (Although there is joint pain) Also, my feet go numb. I have pain in my left foot and ankle. I have the same sharp p

You need to see MD: The symptoms you describe are clearly not normal. The potential causes are numerous, and if not identified may result in significant medical problems ranging from loss of function and joint destruction to even cardiac issues. This can't be diagnosed via Internet. Make an appointment to see a doc ASAP. ...Read more

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When I sleep, my hands go numb, swell so bad I cannot make a fist, my knuckles go white, and its painful. What's going on?

When I sleep, my hands go numb, swell so bad I cannot make a fist, my knuckles go white, and its painful. What's going on?

Carpal tunnel: The median nerve is very superficial, and sometimes in sleep we flex our wrists, leading to compression of the nerve and changes of numbness and tingling., the swelling suggests excess salt or circulatory problems that vein outflow back to, the heart. This can produce all the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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When I go to sleep I get a horrible headache and my hands and arms go numb. If I lay on my back my hands go numb. Any ideas?

When I go to sleep I get a horrible headache and my hands and arms go numb. If I lay on my back my hands go numb. Any ideas?

HEADACHE NUMBNESS: You need a check- up. It could be serious like aneurysm, space occupying lesions, or any circulation problems. It's better to know than guess what's causing the problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause hand numbness in the middle of my sleep?

What could cause hand numbness in the middle of my sleep?

Carpal tunnel synd.: There a re many potential causes, but by far the most common is carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Cts is a compression of the median nerve at the wrist and many patients wake up with hand numbness. Usually initial treatment is a night spilint. If this does not work, surgery may be indicated. Thanks. ...Read more

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What can cause hand numbness during sleep?

What can cause hand numbness during sleep?

Position: Consider nerve pinching at wrist or elbow, and less commonly shoulder and/or neck. Carpal tunnel syndrome most common due to position of wrist at night. Check with your doctor to find out fully., . ...Read more

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Can sleeping hard cause hand numbness during sleep?

Can sleeping hard cause hand numbness during sleep?

Indirectly: The depth of sleep would not directly cause numbness, but during sleep one can hold the wrist in flexion which can then aggravate carpal tunnel syndrome. Don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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Could sleep apnia cause hand numbness during sleep?

Could sleep apnia cause hand numbness during sleep?

Hard to say: If your breathing is compromised by sleep apnea, many symptoms can appear. Numbness is always a concern- neurological problems, respiratory problems, circulation problems. See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Every time I lay down to go to sleep, my arms and hands go numb. I turn to help relieve it some, but the numbness doesn't go away until I stand up.?

Every time I lay down to go to sleep, my arms and hands go numb. I turn to help relieve it some, but the numbness doesn't go away until I stand up.?

Nerve compression: Your symptoms are suggestive of a nerve entrapment problem;most commonly the median nerve @your wrists (carpal tunnel syndrome) or your ulnar nerve @your elbows (cubital tunnel syndrome).See your PCP or orthopedic surgeon for examination and definitive diagnosis. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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When I sleep both of my arms and hands go numb I wake and stand up until the pain and numbness go away. What is my problem it happens when I work longer hours with chainsaw and other hand tools. What is the cause of this

When I sleep both of my arms and hands go numb I wake and stand up until the pain and numbness go away. What is my problem it happens when I work longer hours with chainsaw and other hand tools. What is the cause of this

Hand: Hand numbness that appears in sleep and with repetitive movements is commonly a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition in which one of the 3 major nerves to the hand gets compressed in the wrist. This causes numbness in the thumb, index, and middle finger, and sometimes in part or all of the ring finger, but usually not the pinkie. Discomfort from carpal tunnel syndrome can be felt elsewhere in the upper limb, but if there is true numbness anywhere in the forearm or arm, this can indicate a different problem, such as damage to the nerve roots or plexuses (big nerve interchanges) in the neck and shoulder. There are two other major nerves that go down into the hands, the radial nerve and the ulnar nerve, that could also be involved depending on the pattern of the problem

it is a good idea to get hand problems checked by a primary care doctor, who can then refer to a neurologist if needed. Left undiagnosed and untreated, problems like hand numbness can become worse, or develop into weakness of the hands.

More information on carpal tunnel syndrome and similar diagnoses can be found at:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/ds00326. ...Read more

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Can a torn rotator cuff cause hand numbness when sleeping?

Can a torn rotator cuff cause hand numbness when sleeping?

No: These are 2 different diagnoses. Tingling in the hand at night comes a nerve impingement. A torn rotator cuff can cause shouldered pain and limited mobility of the shoulder. ...Read more

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Sleeping at night with my arms bent causes hand numbness. Try to sleep with my arms straight, usually without success. Any suggestions or excersises?

Sleeping at night with my arms bent causes hand numbness. Try to sleep with my arms straight, usually without success. Any suggestions or excersises?

Splints: Flexion of the elbows as wells as wrists as we sleep puts stress on the ulnar and median nerves respectively which contributes to cubital and carpal tunnel.

It is difficult to maintain proper positioning at night without some type of either wrist or elbow splint depending on the nerve involved. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, left hand numbness while sleeping. Though used wrist cover, still has it. He gets tired and now he can hear ticking when he bend fingers?

?????: Sorry, only part of your post is understandable. So this isn't about you, this is about "him"? You really need to have "him" see a doctor who can have an actual conversation with "him" and examine "him" because I doubt you'll get any kind of satisfactory answer this way. Your English is not good enough. Preferably see a doctor who speaks "his" native language, eh? ...Read more

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What causes hand numbness while asleep?

What causes hand numbness while asleep?

Nerve compression: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more