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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


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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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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, 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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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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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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When i sleep/lay down, my hands go numb. After waking my fingers dont 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 dont 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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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

Dr. Jack Choueka
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Hand Numbness (Definition)

Hand numbness is a clinical finding in which a person's hand has decreased sensation. Numbness can be ...Read more