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Numbness in hand after waking up from sleep.
Question:

In the mornings when I wake up from sleep either my right hand or my left hand or sometime both are tingling and numb. After a short time they are back to normal and don't bother me the rest of the day. At first I thought I was sleeping on my hand at night, but I don't think there is anyway I'm sleeping on both of them...Should I be worried about this?:confused:

Answer:

i read about this and its called tunnel something think its to do with nerves or tendon that run through somet in the hand like a tunnel it happens when this gets swollen not sure if u can cure it maybe surgery sorry cant help anymore than that

Answer:

I have this too. First diagnosed as carpel tunnel syndrome, but after nerve tests by neurologist, was told it is cubital tunnel syndrome. I had to change the way I slept - not bend at elbows, but arms straight out or down. This has stopped the symptoms, but it is hard to get used to sleeping that way.]
I went to an orthopedic doctor who specializes in hand problems.
If it gets worse, surgery is available. (The procedure reroutes the nerve so it doesn't press on the elbow bone when arm is bent at elbow.)The tests by the nerologist are expensive, but covered under medicare and most insurance policies.
Hope this helps. Of course your situation may be different.

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I have been waking up for the past 4-5 morning with numbness in my right arm and hand really bad, should i go see a Dr.?

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i awoke this morning to numbness in the top of my left hand. The result is a wrist that is still completely limp. Called my doctor and a nurse practitioner said that because i wasn't experiencing any chest pain (angina?) that it was probably some kind of nerve damage. Last year I was hospitalized for (spinal)osteomyalitis (and ended up losing L5 disc in my spine). As a result, i lost some feeling in my left big toe-- which has never completely returned. The nurse said that it probably has nothing to do with this and that it could wait until tomorrow-- and if it gets any worse-- or if it's still numb tomorrow-- to come in to the doctor. As an artist (fashion designer)-- i am obviously quite nervous about anything to do with my hands (though, luckily-- i am right-handed). Advice?

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I often wake up several times throughout the night because one or both of my hands are so numb that i absolutely cannot feel them. I have been told several times that It's often a sign of Carpel Tunnel as Carpel Tunnel has a lot to do with nerves. I dont think it's anything to be overly concerned over, but definitely something to be aware of and to bring up to your doctor especially if you have other symptoms of Carpel Tunnel.

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I have just been diagonosed with reactive arthritis, and for the past 2 months I have woken up wih my left arm totally numb, this happens 2-4times a night. When it first happened I was really frightened because my arm as that numb that I couldnt find it, felt really weird, I have to shake my arm and hand so th blood can go back into it, it takes about 30secs to get feeling back but feels like hours, as im panicking. Getting more used to it. Doctor doesnt seem concerned, thinks a symptom from the reactive arthritis.

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You have all the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel. I had problems at night, and in the morning. I was diagnosed 3 months ago. I bought a hand/wrist brace (you can get them at any drug store). It is just for carpal tunnel, around $15.00. It keeps you from bending your wrist at night,(which puts pressure on the carpal tunnel). I have been pain free since wearing my brace at night!!!

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My partner and I have just started to notice that we both wake up periodicly during the night experiencing numbness in our hands. Surely we both cant have developed this syndrome simultaneously, can we?
I have given it some thought and it seems the numbness coincided with the weather turning cooler and our purchase of a new duvet. The duvet is just a tad too small which results in a nocturnal tug of war for duvet coverage. I rekon when you've pulled the duvet off the other person you tend to grip it tightly up around your neck, elbows bent. How many times this happens during the is anyones guess.
Plausible?
I'm going to make my partner sleep in a sleeping bag tonight to see if I can prove my point.



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