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hand numbness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 31, 2006
  • 02:18 AM

can you tell me why your hands would get a numbness feeling and especially when your sleeping

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  • can you tell me why your hands would get a numbness feeling and especially when your sleepinghello, gisel.. I suffer from the same thing. But, my numbness in the hands is very small, almost hard to tell. I experiance more arm weakness. Your question abought the numbness when your sleeping is as far as i know normal, Almost everyone feels it.. It's caused by the posistion ur in while sleeping, laying on your arm or have it wrapped around something, slows down the circulation. Sumtimes i wakeup and my hand feels completly numb, and stings. However, my information is not in any way proven to be accurate, if u feel this is serious...I would make an appointment with your doctor.
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  • My right hand gets so numb at night, I think it will never function again. I have an apptmt with a opain specialist...why him, I'm not sure. No pain at all...downright dead, the limb is!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 25, 2006
    • 03:42 PM
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  • HI just read your post and i too get extreme pain and numbness in my left arm while i am sleeping.. needless to say i do not get any sleep because the pain is so excruciating that i have to get out of bed and walk around.. it almost feels like when you have a blood pressure cuff on and they keep pumping it more and more and wont stop.. i cant even explain to you the kind of pain i am in.. also my chest also hurts and im so afraid to go to the doctor and tell him this because he might think im nuts telling him it happens at nite while im at rest.. does anyone out there have any suggestions for me as to what it could be.. thanks Linda
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    • November 9, 2006
    • 11:51 AM
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  • Could be MS or some other autoimmune disease. I too have severe pains occasionally in my hands and feet, along with numbness in various areas of my body that come and go. I have had about 14 MRI's, a CSF test, etc, etc. No diagnosis. Loss of memory, hand tremors, behaviour changes, loss of grip strength.
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    • November 9, 2006
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  • can you tell me why your hands would get a numbness feeling and especially when your sleepingWhy does a person get hand numbness especially while they are sleeping?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 04:47 PM
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  • either poor circulation or nerve damage on the inside of your wrist area
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 19, 2006
    • 03:28 AM
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  • I had the very same problem, I would sleep with my wrist bent and kind of curled up.My doctor gave me wrist braces to sleep in, and oh what a difference it made, I can sleep at night now.And I do not wake up with numbness anymore.It used to make my whole arms numb,it took a few days to get used to sleeping in the braces,but I don't know what I would do without them.Good Luck I hope this helps you like it did me!!!!!
    Tammy lay 3 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 05:08 PM
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  • did you find out why this is happening to you?
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  • did you find out what was causing the numbness?
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  • i don't understand how this could be an autoimmune disorder? seems it would make more sense to be nerve related. do autoimmune diseases go away during the daytime while awake and come back during sleeping hours? someone please explain!!
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  • I also have been experiencing the same problem. I've heard it all, like you all have. The dr. didn't know unless it was the way my hands were placed during sleep. I like to sleep on my stomach and side, but always have my arms wrapped around my pillow or body. I even went out to buy a memory pillow because I was told by someone else that it was the pressure on my shoulders and a too flat pillow that was causing the problem. Well, good thing i didn't spend a bundle, there is no difference. If I have too firm a pillow, I wake with a stiff neck! Go figure.I think it's time to try some braces of some kind on my wrists too. There doesn't seem to be a real answer, does there? I do feel better that I'm not alone with this problem. Good luck!
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  • The braces have done wonders for me,I cannot sleep without them.I curl up and like to snuggle with pillows also. I do not know if you can get them at the drug stores I actually got mine from the Drs. office.But they are worth every dime. I think mine cost $140.00 for the pair,which I thought was ridiculous,but worth it.My 20 year old daughter has the same problem we are looking for braces for her, now.And my father also has braces to sleep in,so it must be hereditary,or maybe because he was a mechanic most of his life.Just any thing that will keep your wrist straight while your sleeping should do the trick.Just remember not to tighten them to tight,you don't want to make things worse.I went for several months if not a year, with this problem, and that was crazy for such a easy fix.I hope you try this, I'm sure it will help!
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  • During the day I feel little pain but at night I can't even feel my handsI had the very same problem, I would sleep with my wrist bent and kind of curled up.My doctor gave me wrist braces to sleep in, and oh what a difference it made, I can sleep at night now.And I do not wake up with numbness anymore.It used to make my whole arms numb,it took a few days to get used to sleeping in the braces,but I don't know what I would do without them.Good Luck I hope this helps you like it did me!!!!!
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  • This is a classic sign of blood deficiency in Traditional Chinese Medicine. At night, the liver is in charge of "storing" the blood, and when there is a deficiency of blood than there is not enough to run smoothly throughout the body and this produces numbness, especially at night. The liver is a key organ involved as it also promotes the smooth flow of Qi in the body. So you would need to sooth Liver Qi and nourish the blood through acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. Just a different way of looking at things. Best wishesDOM
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  • Does anyone exp the numbness while driving or holding the telephone too long or even holding your arms up while doing your hair? sleeping is really a task, sometimes I wake up feeling as if my arms arent there, this is very uncomfortable and its scary.:(
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  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome causes pain and numbness in as little as a few fingers to the whole arms. Sleeping with the wrists straight and sometimes even the elbows will releive it. There is surgery to release the nerves in the wrist but is not always effective. Hope this helps :)
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  • Well, for all of you Ihave had carpel tunnel symdrome back in feb,2007 and I am still in a lot of pain and swelling iand my thumb on the right hand is numb.Iam in OT Theraphy for it now but it is not even helping.Ijust do not know what else to do for it.
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  • Well, for all of you Ihave had carpel tunnel symdrome back in feb,2007 and I am still in a lot of pain and swelling iand my thumb on the right hand is numb.Iam in OT Theraphy for it now but it is not even helping.Ijust do not know what else to do for it. Please try acupuncture to help with this. There is no quick fix for carpal tunnel, especially if your work requires you to do repetitive stress with your hands (typing, manual work, etc). I have treated many patients with carpal tunnel and often this is the only thing that has helped them. Please look into this - visit www.acufinder.com Best wishesDOM
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  • I also will say it may be Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. The type work I do, has several people on light duty for this, several more complaining about it, and the sleep problems, are the same for everyone, including myself.As it gets worse, you will also have problems holding onto stuff, and maybe even driving. Surgery may be an option, as it has helped those at work who have had it done.
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  • Carpal tunnel syndrome. check it out.
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