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Doctor insights on: Eyes Rolling From Side To Side Before Falling Asleep

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Why do your eyes roll from side to side whenever falling asleep sometimes?

Why do your eyes roll from side to side whenever falling asleep sometimes?

REM: Sleep initiates the occurrence if rapid eye movements or rem. Rem is generated in the brainstem without effort just like your breathing. ...Read more

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Why does my head hurt when my eyes move side to side / up and down?

Why does my head hurt when my eyes move side to side / up and down?

Hard to say for sure: Pain like this needs a good explanation. Could be related to pressure behind your eyes as a result of swelling or of a mass. Best to check with your primary care physician or eye doc. ...Read more

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When I start to go to sleep I feel my breath cuts off sometimes while I'm laying in my back. It happens when my eyes are drowsy, what's wrong?

When I start to go to sleep I feel my breath cuts off sometimes while I'm laying in my back. It happens when my eyes are drowsy, what's wrong?

APNEA: You may have apnea and need to get tested. Untreated, this condition can lead to other conditions. See your doctor to arrange for a sleep study as soon as possible . ...Read more

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When i sleep on my side the arm and leg that are on bottom fall asleep but wake up when i move without pins and needles. Cause?

When i sleep on my side the arm and leg that are on bottom fall asleep but wake up when i move without pins and needles. Cause?

Nerve impingement: This can be temporary like when you rest your arm in the wrong position but could also be more serious like related to a nerve bocked by a bone spur cutting off circulation/nerve nutrients to the rest of the tissue. If this only happens during sleep, it is probably positioning and can take minues to even near and hour to return to 'normal.' look at the support of your bed/pillow first. ...Read more

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What could cause your lip/chin to "fall asleep" at night? When I wake up and switch laying position it goes away.

What could cause your lip/chin to "fall asleep" at night? When I wake up and switch laying position it goes away.

Pressure: you are applying persistent pressure to the nerve that supplies that area of your body unknowingly while you are sleeping and when you shift positions you take the pressure off that nerve ...Read more

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Why does my hands up to my elbow keep going numb and tingly. Also it seems to happen more when i'm driving and sleeping it wakes me up numerous times.?

Why does my hands up to my elbow keep going numb and tingly. Also it seems to happen more when i'm driving and sleeping it wakes me up numerous times.?

Nerve compression.: Numbness and tingling in the hands is usually caused by nerve compression. The nerve can be compressed in the neck, the extremity or both. Your symptoms are consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Cts is due to median nerve compression at the wrist, causing numbness/tingling in the thumb, index, long and 1/2 of the ring finger. Cubital tunnel syndrome affects the other fingers in the hand. ...Read more

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What causes your arms to fall asleep while you are laying on your back sleeping?

What causes your arms to fall asleep while you are laying on your back sleeping?

Sleep: Sleeping on the back can cause pressure of the arms if you put your head on the arms or could be other medical causes including sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my hands fall asleep when i lay down and use my phone?

Could you tell me why my hands fall asleep when i lay down and use my phone?

Lying on arms.: Probably b/c you are lying on your arm and partially cutting off the blood flow and nerve transmission to your hands. When you shift positions, you feel the numbness and tingling. ...Read more

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If I wiggle my hips side to side my body forces me to make a panting noise. I can breathe at the same time while this noise happens. Normal?

If I wiggle my hips side to side my body forces me to make a panting noise. I can breathe at the same time while this noise happens. Normal?

Normal: I think the noise is just due to rubbing of muscle against organs, fascia or other muscle inside the thoracic cavity. Trying to reproduce this sound repeatedly could irritate the involved body parts, but unlikely to be very harmful. ...Read more

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What causes the right arm only to fall asleep while lying on your back?

What causes the right arm only to fall asleep while lying on your back?

Let me explain : For the arm to go numb there have to a reason and most of the goes numb more than nerve have to be involved? That could in the level of the neck area and the arm pet area check it out. ...Read more

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Why does my arm fall asleep when I put it in front of my head laying down on my stomach? Is it normal? Also why does my left arm feel like it wants to go to sleep when I fall asleep? Should I be worried?

Why does my arm fall asleep when I put it in front of my head laying down on my stomach? Is it normal?
Also why does my left arm feel like it wants to go to sleep when I fall asleep? Should I be worried?

May be nerve problem: If an arm falls asleep, goes numb or tingly, or has changes in circulation, just in certain positions of the arm, there may be compression of the nerves and/or blood vessels to that arm. A primary care doctor, neurologist, and physiatrist (physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor) can help figure this out. Sometimes special x-rays are done to see if there is a problem of the nerve at the spine. ...Read more

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Head feels lightheaded or as if I were upside down and the pressure in the head but lighter. I would also keep flinching awake when trying to sleep.y?

Head feels lightheaded or as if I were upside down and the pressure in the head but lighter. I would also keep flinching awake when trying to sleep.y?

Sorry, kiddo: The minimum age requirement for posting on HealthTap is 16. Sorry, your writing is better than a lot of the grownups who post here - at leest you can spel! - but rules are rules. There's no reason an adult can't post questions on your behalf, however. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning, my eyes will feel dry or as if something is stuck in them whenever I close them to go back to sleep. Is there something?

When I wake up in the morning, my eyes will feel dry or as if something is stuck in them whenever I close them to go back to sleep. Is there something?

Eye dryness: The eyes secrete 1/2 the normal level of tears at night and if your tear flow is lower to begin with, then waking up can be accompanied by a sticky or painful feeling until the normal daily tear flow starts. if this is common, you can try putting in plain eye ointment into the eye prior to sleep (available over the counter) which can relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it means when your hand and arm goes numb when you lay down but you are not laying down on either of them. This wakes me out my sleep. ?

What does it means when your hand and arm goes numb when you lay down  but you are not laying down on either of them. This wakes me out my sleep. 

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Hand numbness : please see your doctor or neurologist as soon as possible, these symptoms may be nonspecific or maybe a sign of serious problem in your neck area ...Read more

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Nightmares when falling asleep on back. Its where i know im asleep and try and shout out but can't wake myself, why does this happen when on my back?

Nightmares when falling asleep on back. Its where i know im asleep and try and shout out but can't wake myself, why does this happen when on my back?

Sleep apnea?: I wonder if you might have sleep apnea. Many people begin to lose oxygen when they fall asleep on their backs because, as they begin to relax, their tongue falls backward and closes off their airway, leading to suffocation. If your nightmares are about suffocating or drowning i would consider that this might be happening to you. Many people need too sleep on their sides just for this reason. ...Read more

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When I move my eyes upward or side it causes some pain in my head. Please tell me what to do as I am living in hostel?

Eye care: Living in the hostel may be OK , but you should talk to the hostel team about having an Eye doctor see you - either in the Hostel or in his/her office. Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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I keep feeling the sensation to move my ankles especially in the evening? Why? How to stop this? Luckly, its not bad enough to distrub my sleep,

I keep feeling the sensation to move my ankles especially in the evening? Why? How to stop this? Luckly, its not bad enough to distrub my sleep,

Sounds like RLS: Restless leg syndrome is a condition that gives you this feeling that you just need to move your ankles or legs, sometimes during the day but especially at night. There are medications available, but if it doesn't disturb your sleep I'd probably just leave it alone. Just get a nerve conduction test to make sure it's nothing from your lumbar spine. ...Read more

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