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Why numbness in thumb, index and middle finger on the right hand during sleep?

Carpal tunnel. You must have your hand folded down sometimes during sleep. If you hold that position for long enough, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms can result. Wear a wrist brace specifically designed for carpal tunnel when you go to sleep. Be sure it has a firm support like plastic of metal to keep the wrist in good position. Don't get a completely soft wrist brace since that's not adequate. Read more...

Why do I have symptoms only during sleep? Wearing wrist splints every night, has helped a lot. Still have some numbness some nights, never during day.

See answer. There are several possible explanations for why CTS symptoms are worse at night. Various positions during sleep will cause the wrist to be bent, which increases pressure in the carpel tunnel and on the median nerve. During REM sleep there is no movement of the body to foster the flow of lymphatic fluid. Pooling of this fluid in the carpel tunnel will increase pressure on the median nerve. Read more...

Have constant hands going numb at night during sleep. Is this related to atelectasis and pleural effusion I have or just nerve being pinched?

Probably the latter. I cannot think of correlation between pleural effusion and atelectasis causing hand numbness, though positional symptoms might suggest it. More importantly, the underlying cause of the pleural effusion might have something to do with hand symptoms. Perhaps your doctor might have a better explanation. Read more...

My mum has frequent numdness on her left hand, during sleep. And wakes up with tight movement of her fingers. What could be the cause?

Carpal Tunnel. This is likely carpal tunnel syndrome, a compression of the median nerve at the wrist. People who perform repetitive or fine tasks with their hands, eg typists, are at most risk. If there is doubt, a nerve conduction study can diagnose for sure. Treatment can be as simple as a brace or as complex as surgical release. Rarely can be associated with hypothyroidism or other issues but most often not. Read more...

Assume there is nerve pinch between thoracic and arm w/symptoms-arm pain & finger twitch & hand numb during sleep, will Bikram yoga help or worsen it?

Agree . Dr krauser urges you to put the cart before the horse and get diagnosed. Lots of push to get into alternative therapies by entrepreneurial promoters, but you need to know what is wrong, as things can get worse rather rapidly with certain activities. Sounds like you do have nerve issues, and consider thoracic outlet, but also more peripheral nerve issues. Read more...