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Why are my arms numb in the morning when I wake up?
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Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology
In brief: Carpal tunnel
Most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched or compressed median nerve at the wrist which supplies the thumb, index, middle, and half the fourth finger but can cause the arms to feel numb.
When you sleep, the wrists often bend or flex making carpal tunnel syndrome worse. Your doctor can check it out.

In brief: Carpal tunnel
Most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched or compressed median nerve at the wrist which supplies the thumb, index, middle, and half the fourth finger but can cause the arms to feel numb.
When you sleep, the wrists often bend or flex making carpal tunnel syndrome worse. Your doctor can check it out.
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