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Why do my hands tingle like pins and needles while I am sleeping?

Why do my hands tingle like pins and needles while I am sleeping?

A couple thoughts: It could be due to the positon of your arms while sleeping. Try changing. Avoid arms over the head and lying on the arms or keeping arms bent at elbow. Otherwise, you may have a conditon called carpal tunnel syndrome. It often manifests when going to be. Google this! there is treatment. Read my posts elsewhere and those of others. Could be a neck condtion as well. I would rec to get check. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

Paresthesia is a symptom in which a person has sensations of tingling or "pins and needles" on some or all of his skin. If a person sleeps on top of his arm, he may have paresthesia in the arm for a short ...Read more


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Why does my right hand become tingly and painful enough to awaken me at night? It's like my hand "falls asleep " but it feels like painful pins and needles

Why does my right hand become tingly and painful enough to awaken me at night? It's like my hand "falls asleep " but it feels like painful pins and needles

Classic : Classic carpal tunnel syndrome. That might surprise you because there is a myth that carpal tunnel syndrome is pain with typing. Carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness that wakes you at night and it is genetic, so don't change anything you do. Try wearing a wrist splint at night to help you sleep. If you get numb even with the splint on, or if you have numbness that is either constant or lingers and you can't shake it out easily, then it's time to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Recently started getting pins and needles during sleep, and notice it when i wake up. I frequently go to the gym and loose strenghth in both hands?

Recently started getting pins and needles during sleep, and notice it when i wake up. I frequently go to the gym and loose strenghth  in both hands?

Carpal tunnel: You may be experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome...A common malady associated with repetetive motions or excessive forces applied to muscles/tendons. Anti-inflammatory meds may help, but consult a physician for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm 49 and for the last 5-6 weeks I have had tingling and pins and needles downo my arm and hand. Is this worrisome?

I'm 49 and for the last 5-6 weeks I have had tingling and pins and needles downo my arm and hand. Is this worrisome?

Maybe: These symptoms are relatively common and can be associated with numerous medical conditions. The symptoms may represent cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the neck) which is usually caused by arthritic-type changes or a herniated disc. Other causes need to be considered as well. You should see your primary care provider or a physiatry/orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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I have pins and needles in right hand and went sleep for a minute and it is twisted the thumb?

I have pins and needles in right hand and went sleep for a minute and it is twisted the thumb?

Depends: Pins-and-needles or tingling in the fingertips can be caused by nerve compression, which can occur peripherally (i.e., carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel) or in your neck (i.e., radiculopathy). Sometimes cramping of the thumb can occur. Both complaints can be further evaluated by an orthopaedist or hand surgeon. Further studies may be required to assist in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to stop pins and needles in my arms and hands while i sleep. Can`t sleep toss and turn to try to make it stop nothing works?

How to stop pins and needles in my arms and hands while i sleep. Can`t sleep toss and turn to try to make it stop nothing works?

Splint: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Rest, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space. If that fails then cortisone injection and surgery (endoscopic). See a hand surgeon for treatment. http://centraljerseyhand.com. ...Read more

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My left arm is soo painful specially when i sleep at night, and when am driving. I also feel pins and needles and to my hand .?

Nerve Compression: You most likely have a nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome. You should consult an experienced hand surgeon. Treatment can vary from wrist braces and oral antiinflammatories to steroid injections or surgery. Delay in treatment can lead to irreversible nerve damage. ...Read more

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My wife (age 35 yrs) suffers from tingling sensation (pins and needles) in the extremities of left hand and feet whenever she gets upset or angry.

My wife (age 35 yrs) suffers from tingling sensation (pins and needles) in the extremities of left hand and feet whenever she gets upset or angry.

Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. See your PCP for evaluation and referral. Do not self medicate to ovoid serious complications. ...Read more

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