Hands Falling Asleep

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why are my hands and feet falling asleep immediately when i lay on bed at night?
    At first i thought it was the Carpal tunnel syndrome i have. But i dn't think so...

    What happens is at night when i lay on the bed, i'd just be laying and then i start feeling like my hands fall asleep even my right foot. And i'm still awake listening to radio.

    I don't know what's going on with circulation but i eat healthy and i exercise. Im 27 male.
    yea i don't smoke and don't drink and don't do drugs

    • ANSWER:
      I will suggest that you should take oliv oil and masage you back side of your neck your shoulders and your arms.I hope it will help you solving your problem.It happens with my mother.So she use oliv oil.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is anyone else' hands falling asleep when you sleep on either side?
    I am 5 months pregnant, and as of the past week, my hand will fall asleep, if I am sleeping on that side. What is this? What is it caused by? Is it dangerous?
    Before I got pregnant with this baby it never happened. And this is my 3rd baby and the only one it has happened with.

    • ANSWER:
      I have sorta the same problem only its my thigh. And its never the one im sleeping on which is weird.

  3. QUESTION:
    lately my hands have been falling asleep and have been hurting soooo much?
    it happens mostly in my right hand where it feels like my ring and pinky fingers are pounding and then my hand falls asleep. it hurts so incredibly much. what could it be?
    i've had a few sprained necks, for 3 summers in a row... 1 every summer. it always happens.

    • ANSWER:
      prob from over use........too much texting............have ya had a neck injury......if persists go see doc for tests........

  4. QUESTION:
    Why are my hands falling asleep?
    Both my husband and I have our hands fall asleep at night. It started a few months ago. Could it be the new granite counter tops? Vitamins? Something else?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi.

      I don't know why granite would have anything to do with it unless some type of chemical was used,and the 2 of you are experiencing a reaction to it.

      Have you both considered some type of carbon monoxide? Do you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home?
      If not? Get one as soon as possible!! It's very important to have a carbon monoxide detector at all times,and to also check the batteries frequently,and change them when necessary.
      What about any molds? Have you either checked or considered this a possibility? If so? Have it checked out as soon as possible.
      You should have every possible chemical/molds/monoxide/etc...all checked out and excluded.
      I suggest you start with those new granite counter tops,and go from there.
      As for the vitamins? I suggest that both you and your husband take the vitamins to your doctors and make sure that your doctors confirm that it's safe to take the vitamins.Some people tend to take too many vitamins,and this is not a healthy choice to make,and can lead to adverse reactions especially when that person is taking prescription medications.
      So again,speak with both your doctors about the vitamins your both taking,and make sure that your doctors agree with your doses and what specific vitamins you are both taking.You may want to mention your symptoms to your doctors.Your doctor may want to run a series of blood tests for both of you,which is a good thing,and may pin point the direct cause of both your symptoms.

      Hope this helps.
      Take care.

  5. QUESTION:
    Why is my leg arm and hands falling asleep?
    I'm 6 months prego with my 2nd child and my arm hand and legs tend to fall asleep but only on the left side what can this be. It never happen with my son but for some reason it started happening out of nowhere. Can anyone tell me what this could possibly be

    • ANSWER:
      Well if it is normal then what's happening is that whatever position your body is in you are cutting the blood off to that part of the body. Kids learn this in eighth grade science. But if you don't thinkbit is that then maybe you should to the doctor, better safe then sorry. Hope I helped! :)

  6. QUESTION:
    35 weeks pregnant and my hands keep falling asleep. How do I make it stop?
    I was literatly woken up every 20 minutes or so because my hands would be in so much pain from falling asleep. If I didn't have my hand hanging over the bed, it would start hurting so bad it would pretty much bring me to tears. Why do my hands keep doing this? I'm not smashing them anyhow, they are just laying beside me. I just want some sleep.

    • ANSWER:
      My doctor told me the baby was just pushing on all kinds of nerves and thats why my arm kept going numb. I know the feeling on how bad it hurts, it would wake me out of a dead sleep and i'd be bawling because i couldn't get it to stop. I would even bang my arm off my wall to see if it worked... it didnt, so i'd get up and go soak in a hot bath tub and that seemed to help.

      Since i've had my son though, it hasn't happened, so i def. think it had something to do with being pregnant. You could try a heating pad there too or get a nice neck and back massage?

      I used to also take those Unisom sleep aids, they're safe to take when your pregnant but that only made it worse for me.

      It'll all be over really soon hunny! Good luck, God bless and congrats on the little one

  7. QUESTION:
    why do my hands and feet keep falling asleep?
    I have been to doctors over this for the 2nd time now and even seen a reiki specialist. My hands will fall asleep and go numb all the time, night or day, and they hurt badly. I have been dropping things more often and they feel like they also cramp up after the feeling comes back. Then at certain times my feet and half my legs will fall asleep. Just don't know what to do and the doctors say they just aren't sure..
    M D (jerry lewis) disease has showed up in our family. Could this be a sign of that ?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a sign of muscular dystrophy, but there are many possible causes of tingling and that sensation of muscles falling asleep:

      Remaining in the same seated or standing position for a long time
      Injury to a nerve -- for example, a neck injury may cause you to feel numbness anywhere along your arm or hand, while a low back injury can cause numbness or tingling down the back of your leg
      Pressure on the spinal nerves, such as from a herniated disk
      Pressure on peripheral nerves from enlarged blood vessels, tumors, scar tissue, or infection
      Shingles or herpes zoster infection
      Lack of blood supply to an area -- for example, cholesterol (plaque) build up from atherosclerosis in the legs can cause pain, numbness, and tingling while walking (this is called vascular claudication); frostbite can also reduce blood supply and lead to numbness

      Other medical conditions, including:
      Carpal tunnel syndrome (pressure on a nerve at the wrist)
      Diabetes
      Migraines
      Multiple sclerosis
      Seizures
      Stroke
      Transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes called a "mini-stroke"
      Underactive thyroid
      Raynaud's disease
      Abnormal levels of calcium, potassium, or sodium in your body
      A lack of vitamin B12 or other vitamin
      Use of certain medications
      Toxic nerve damage due to lead, alcohol, or tobacco
      Radiation therapy

      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm

  8. QUESTION:
    My hands keep falling asleep, especially when Im sleeping/getting ready to sleep?
    Lately every night when I lay down to go to sleep, my hands start falling asleep. I can usually shake it off and get to sleep anyway but when I wake up my hands are asleep and completely numb. Any ideas of why this is happening? Its only when I'm laying down/ sleeping.

    • ANSWER:
      me too... i dont know what it is. ive noticed it for a couple years now.

  9. QUESTION:
    My hands and legs keep falling asleep?
    I am not using this to self diagnose. I am going to see a doctor first thing in the morning. I am asking tonight because I am scared and want to know what it could be. For a while now (6 months) when I would wake up in the morning I would have stiff joints and pain in my feet. In the past 2 months I have been waking up with my arms and legs asleep several times a night. I am not laying funny or on my arm or anything just normal. Yesterday when I first woke up my hands fell asleep when I was sitting putting my make up on. Today all day both arms keep falling asleep. I am wondering if anyone has any ideas to what may be going on. From what I have found on the internet it's possibly carple tunnel, but that does not explain my legs falling asleep as well.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, a friend of mine has a condition in which she wakes up and cannot move her legs or arms. She says it's a type of paralysis that happens when you're sleeping. It's not dangerous, but it may keep you from getting up for a few minutes. I'm not sure if there's medication for it, but it is not life threatening. Hope you find out what's causing it!!

  10. QUESTION:
    Anyone else have problems with hands falling asleep while sleeping?
    i am 17 weeks 4 days, and i sleep in every position cuz im not big yet, and i find myself waking up to my hands tingling and i can;t feel my fingers. I am a hairdresser so im thinking its the start of pregnancy carpel tunnel but im not sure. I had my blood pressure checked today and it was fine.

    • ANSWER:
      YES! I am 28 weeks and wake up a couple times now due to my hands falling asleep and now I am having the worst time getting comfortable and sleeping good! I am almost positive you are fine I do believe it is normal and they say it can happen in your feet to. I just have all the joys including swelling everyday!

  11. QUESTION:
    Does it sound like to you that my toddlers hands keep falling asleep?
    For the past couple days my son has been waking up holding his hand and repeatedly saying Owwww while crying. I believe that perhaps his hand is falling asleep as he will lay in one position for a certain length of time. Should I consult his doctor about this?

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like poor circulation and this could be the root of a bigger problem. i would totaly call your family doc. to get a consult, just to be safe.

  12. QUESTION:
    Arms and Hands falling asleep a lot?
    Does anybody else have this problem? Especially at night. I wake up a lot because my arms fell asleep . Even when i brush my teeth, my hands fall asleep and get kinda numb. The water feels ice cold and like needle pricks when they are that numb.

    • ANSWER:
      Well this can be for a searious of reasons first if you are over weight, don't drink enough water, or high cholesterol, this can be the reason, go to a doctor and have them do a serios of test you got to be carefull it can lead to something else.

  13. QUESTION:
    My hands and legs keep falling asleep!! please help me out, tell me what this could mean?
    My hands keep falling asleep, I was getting my nails done yesterday and my whole hand fell asleep, it freaked me out. Then they started tingling, I hate the feeling. When I wake up in the mornings most of the time, one of my hands are dead asleep, I can't go to sleep til it has woken up. My mom thinks maybe diabetes....my boyfriend thinks carpal tunnel...what do you guys think?

    • ANSWER:
      I would go see a Neurologist. Until then, stop putting your arm over your head while you sleep.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why are my hands and feet falling asleep all the time?
    For the last 2 weeks my hands and feet are falling to sleep all the time. Its so annoying I just want to know whats causing this?? at the beginning of it 2 weeks ago I had excessive thirst but that has went away. Now its just the hands and feet falling asleep. Anybody had this happen to them before what is it? PS Im going to the doctor in a couple weeks but I want some answers now please help.

    • ANSWER:
      well i have no clue...but just make sure your not laying on your arms or putting an excessive amount of pressure on your limbs when your in a prone position...

  15. QUESTION:
    How can I ride my bicycle without my hands falling asleep?

    • ANSWER:
      You might have a bike fit problem. If your handlebars are too low or too close, you'll have too much weight on your hands. Take it to a bike shop and let them have a look at your position.

  16. QUESTION:
    why are my hands falling asleep at night during the day all the time is there something wring with me?
    please help me
    my email is
    rayraymartinez0350@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you are having nerve entrapment. There are many places where it can occur throughout the arm. One such area is at the carpal tunnel like the others are suggestion. That being said, I not leaning to it being the median nerve at the carpal tunnel (but I haven't examined you to find out so I don't know). I would go see your doctor. Ask for a referral to a physical therapist. After they perform an examination to determining where the entrapment is occurring, there are techniques they can use to help this problem.

      Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    How do I stop my hands from falling asleep?
    It happens alot in the evening.

    • ANSWER:
      don't do things that block your blood flow to your hands, and if you aren't doing anything that blocks blood flow, you may have a circulation problem and might need to see a doctor

  18. QUESTION:
    My hands are falling asleep all the time ever since I gave birth to my second son last week.?
    I also have a lot of pressure when I make a fist, it kind of feels like when one is swollen from too much salt, but that's not the case. This has only been a problem in the last week since I gave birth to my second child.

    • ANSWER:
      Your circulation definitely has changed a lot through pregnancy. You might have pregnancy induced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is very common in pregnancies. Feeling pressure when making a fist sounds like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Or maybe you have high blood pressure?

      Don't worry, though. Just be patient and endure it. You could try Yoga and stretching frequently. Vitamin B6 could also be helpful.

  19. QUESTION:
    hands falling asleep when things got intense?
    Me and my lady friend were kissing and things got a bit more sensual. We didnt' have sex or anything close, but we were just kissing and necking. but about ten minutes into it I noticed that my hands were falling asleep. Not just fuzzing lightly, but actually losing circulation. It was really distracting.

    Is this normal? how can i get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe all that blood is rushen to your penis?

  20. QUESTION:
    Does anyone experience the hand falling asleep and face falling asleep type thing with panic attacks?
    I have severe anxiety and panic attacks for 5 years now. since the 7th grade and im a senior this year. my hands and my face especially my face seem to have that falling asleep feeling. like when you sit on your foot to long kind of thing. And it has gotten worse. can anybody help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Nope but I'd learn some deep breathing exercises b/c during a panic attack you're really exhaling too much oxygen and inhaling too much
      carbon dioxide. So you breathe into a paper bag until your breathing slows.

      Then I suggest you stand, place your hand on your diaphragm and breathe in until you can feel your stomach cave in, then slowly exhale.

      A lot of stressed people just breathe from their chest and do not get a lof oxygen throughout their body, thus the numbness.

  21. QUESTION:
    Why are my hands and feet falling asleep?
    My hands and feet have been falling a sleep often lately. I don't get the pins and needles feeling or anything, but my hands feel weak, and i find it difficult to write or to use them.

    • ANSWER:
      Im thinking maybe you just have poor circulation, My hands and feet often turn a light purplish color, and I can often see my veins. And my limbs often fall asleep. I think it's just poor circulation.

  22. QUESTION:
    My hands and arms are falling asleep and going numb most of the time while I sleep, what could this be?
    I am kind of concerend. I have been noticing a lot that my hands and arms are numb and falling asleep and it wakes me up. It has happened just at work or a lil durin the day, but mostly when I sleep. What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      usually this is caused by one or a combination of the following:

      1. you are anemic and staying late at night usually aggravates the problem. try having a lot of rest so that you can recover your normal and healthy blood pressure. also, eat a lot of green leafy vegetables and take up some iron supplements or iron fortified foods.

      2. your bed or where you sleep is uneven. usually this is a bed sagging in the center. the normal pressure of blood in your legs (they usually have the greatest blood pressure on your body because they are the lowest parts) drop when you lie down and a sagging bed raises the legs which causes a dramatic decrease in pressure. since blood needs pressure to circulate, areas that do not have enough pressure tend to be deprived of blood causing numbness or lack of feeling. try fixing your bed or sleep on an even surface.

      3. too much masturbation or sex. too much sexual activity can actually cause your blood pressure to drop. this is because your entire body exerts tremendous effort to raise the pressure of your blood to fill your penis with blood and harden it. some parts of your body that do not have enough blood are squeezed to reduce the spaces. in turn, the body becomes exhausted and has a reduced capacity in equalizing the blood pressure once more. this results in a reduced blood flow and inadequate distribution of blood in your body and that the most that suffer are the extreme parts of your body like your hands and your feet. if you continue to suffer from numbness, you have to stop sexual activities for a while until you recover.

  23. QUESTION:
    Feet and hands falling asleep all the time!?
    Lately my feet have been going numb for no apparent reason, falling asleep. I usually don't notice it right away unless I go to get up, or until the blood starts flowing again and I get that tingling feeling. It has also happened to my hand and fingers a couple times, but not as often.

    This has been happening for about 2 weeks now. It happens roughly 3 times a day or more.

    I do have the blood clotting disorder Factor V Leiden. Could it be anything to do with that? If not what COULD be the possible problem?

    I am a 20 yr old female (if that helps any)

    • ANSWER:
      We need a doctor on this one!

      I have bits of cartilage floating around in both my knees which often gives a similar symptom - everything below the knees goes numb for a long time.

      After reading up a bit about your blood clotting disorder, it does sound like it is linked. It sounds as though your veins can clot excessively, and if it's bad enough it can lead to DVT. One way of combatting DVT is to walk around regularly and perform exercises ... are we to imagine that you could employ the same techniques to help remedy your symptoms? Give it a try!

  24. QUESTION:
    My hands are falling asleep at night!?!?
    This has never happened to me before, however, this last week, I have woken up every single night 3 to 4 times with my hands falling asleep. Should I be worried? The only lifestyle change I have taken up is knitting. Could that cause it? I have also been a Barista (I make espresso drinks) for the past 6 years.
    In response to one of the answers--I have actually lost 25 lbs since May 1. So no it is not weight gain.

    • ANSWER:
      You may be pinching a nerve, or blocking blood flow while you sleep through compression of your body against the mattress this may be causing the recurring, hopefully temporary numbness in your hands. It may be your new hobby. It's a lot of usage of your hands if you knit for hours on end. You should reduce, or eliminate the knitting until you can find the source of your numbness. The nervous system is complicated you may need consultation, and testing from a qualified, licensed nerve specialist. A neurologist.
      Definitely, don't ignore it if it continues.

  25. QUESTION:
    My feet and hands falling asleep?!?
    Recently my feet and hands have been falling asleep at random times. Even if I'm standing or walking. When I wake up my feet an hands are almost dead asleep.

    • ANSWER:
      Irving's right about the blood circulation. You might need to go to the doctors.. Heck, i think you should. If your have clogged arteries, then you should get help. My suggestion is to get to a doctor- fast! :[

  26. QUESTION:
    hands falling asleep?
    I have noticed lately that I wake up numerous times in the night because my hands are falling asleep.
    This never happened so much until I became pregnant and even more so recently. I am 21 weeks.

    Has anyone else experienced this or know why it happens more often during pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know why it happens....but it happens to me all the time to its weird, just one of those pregnancy things I guess.....Im thinking something to do with the blood flow...Congrats!

  27. QUESTION:
    How do I get my hands to stop falling asleep while I am asleep?
    Almost every night my hands loose circulation while I sleep. I wake up several times in the night like this and most the time it's actually quite painful to bring the circulation back. What could cause this problem, is it something I should worry about? It has been happening for as long as I can remember.

    • ANSWER:
      Yup, that will do it. Happens to me, also. I found that I was cutting off the circulation by having my arm(s) crooked a certain way. I have to try and make sure I keep my arms/hands extended before I fall asleep to reduce the occurrence, kind of a pain to do...

  28. QUESTION:
    Are hands falling asleep easily a sign of pregnancy?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know what everyone else is talking about but my hands and feet fall asleep all the time during pregnancy. twice a day.

  29. QUESTION:
    Hands falling asleep?
    Okay.. so my Mom is always complaining about how her hands keep falling asleep. She is 40 and has to deal with this aching pain everyday. I feel so bad for her. What can she do to make this go away? Any idea on whats causing this? Any information will help. Thank ya bunches in advance! ;]

    • ANSWER:
      This is problem of nerves and deficiency of vitamin B12

      Does she has sugar(diabetes)

      Go to http://myhealth-forum.com/index.php to solve all your health problems by posting your question.

  30. QUESTION:
    Arms and hands falling asleep constantly ?!? ?
    This started when I was pregnant and has gotten worse ever since I had my son (12 weeks ago). Everynight I wake up at least twice because my arms and or hands have fallen asleep. It happens all the time during the day as well, even as I right this my right hand and arm are asleep and hurting. It will happen sitting on a couch reading a book, feeding my son a bottle. It's starting to freak me out. Does anyone know what this could be ??

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  31. QUESTION:
    Hands keep falling asleep!?
    I wake up every night with both of my arms/hands asleep...and stay awake for almost half an hour trying to "wake them up". I know this is a sign of carpel tunnel, but I'm only 20. Are there any methods to prevent my hands/arms from falling asleep, or to "wake them up" quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you are not sleeping on them. If your body is lying on your hands for multiple hours, blood stops circulating through them. Try to keep your hands on top of your body/bed. Typing alot and playing the piano constantly can put your hands too sleep (but i dont know the medical explanation for that).

  32. QUESTION:
    my arms and hands keep falling asleep for no reason?
    They are falling asleep for no reason, They can be floating and they will fall asleep. my right hand is asleep right now as im typing this. this has been going on for about a month now. my arms and hands fall asleep while im sleeping too. And Even when i move them to a better posistion they stay asleep for a long time. Or when i grab something for a while/ Lifting. they fall asleep. Whats wrong with me? thanks!.. Oh could it be the lack of blood circulation? should i drink redwine? Im not even old! im 18 years old! lol
    No they are not in excessive use.......

    • ANSWER:
      OK that could be poor circulation any heart problems..The same thing happened to me I'm a 14 year old hypochondriac and i thought i had a heart disease until i begged my mom to take me to a doctor and got a heart x-ray i was OK and it can be that your having your hand on your other hand that's falling asleep. Your putting to much pressure on your arms. Rest them. You could be excessively using your hands for things you can't handle. Take my advice. Don't worry it makes it worse! Dont use your hands only for needs.

  33. QUESTION:
    Does your baby always want to have their hands on their face while falling asleep?
    My four-month-old wants to put her hands in front of her face while she falls asleep. Even if she has a pacifier, she puts the hands on top of it. Today, she accidentally pinched her own nose while falling asleep with the pacifier in her mouth. She wakes herself up a lot because of doing it. It's no big deal...just curious how common it is.
    She sleeps with her arms above her head too (like she's making the "good fieldgoal" sign in football), but while she's falling asleep, it's all about her face.

    • ANSWER:
      Both of my girls did that too

  34. QUESTION:
    At night my hands have been falling asleep, is this a normal pregnancy symptom?
    I'm 30 weeks pregnant and the past could nights I have been waking up with numb/tingly hands like they have had blood flow cut off on them. All I have to do is shake them a bit and they "wake" back up. Is this a normal pregnancy symptom?

    • ANSWER:
      Alot of women experience this during their pregnancy. Heres a link.

  35. QUESTION:
    28 weeks pregnant, hands always falling asleep...?
    I am 28 weeks pregnant, and within the past week or two, I find my hands falling asleep a lot. They fall asleep if I am holding the cell phone to my ear for more than 10 minutes. I also sleep with one arm under my pillow, always have, even before I was pregnant. But whenever I wake up at night (usually 3 times) for a bathroom break, my whole arm is asleep. The feeling usually comes right back into my arm, but my hand takes a little longer, and then my finger tips longer than that. It just seems weird since I have always slept the same way. I am just wondering if it has something to do with the pregnancy, or poor circulation? Has anyone else had problems like this?

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  36. QUESTION:
    hands falling asleep.. very intense?
    from time to time, my hands will fall asleep but not like the regulars pins and needles.. i get pins and needles only they HURT ALOT to the point where my blood is rushing so fast that my hand becomes paralyzed and i wouldnt even TRY moving them or else they'd hurt even more.
    also my fingers would twitch ALOT during this moment of pain

    is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      you could have carpel tunnel. or an injury to the vertebrae in your neck( if you've ever had a neck injury.). with carpel tunnel, the tunnel in your wrist could be swelling and crushing on your nerve making your hand go numb or the nerves in your neck could be pinched and causing the same symptoms... the only way to find out for sure is to go have a nerve conduction study. what that will do is send electrical impulses thru both arms at measured strengths and points to see if your nerves are sending the impulses at the correct strength. your muscles and tendons are controlled by electrical impulses directed by your brain, if anything is disconnected or not mapping right, then it could cause those symptoms.

  37. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when your hands falls asleep typing on the computer?
    I use to drum on my drum set for hours. Ican only drum 3 songs now. I am ONLY 39. My hands fall asleep and tingle real bad if I drum or type longer than 9 minutes.

    • ANSWER:
      means that u need 2 talk 2 a doctor.
      sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome.
      mayb developing some nerve damage as well.

      at the very least u need 2 start some physical therapy.

      i had a very similar problem, & since i am 1 of americas uninsured majority, i had 2 self medicate.
      u can 'evaluate' urself & find out what works best 4 u, but after my self-evaluation, this is what worked best 4 me.

      i started by squeezing a tennis ball. id do this 4 a minute, several times a day--everyday.

      i also used a bucket with a handle. i put a little water n it.
      then i wud rest my forearm on my thigh & lift it using only my wrist.
      id do that both overhanded & underhanded.
      1 min several times everyday
      i increased the weight as time progressed.

      i cud not afford, nor did i want an operation.

      long story short..theres no more tingling. i can lift things & do things now which i either cud not do r was painful 2 do b4.

      its amazing what exercise can cure.

      added--& ditto on the advice 4 ergonomic devices.
      im never at my computer without 1 anymore.

  38. QUESTION:
    health ...has anybody experienced their hands falling asleep at night?
    every night i go to sleep one or the other of my hands fall asleep and it is very uncomfortable they seem to tingle i dont know if it is the medication i am on.. i take an antidepressant 30 mils of celexa just was interested if anyone else experiences this ...ty

    • ANSWER:
      have you been checked for carpul tunnel . nothing dangerous as far as i know but it can make hands go numb or ache. it is very corrective. also you can pray for healing. God still and always will answer prayers. it works. he has healed me many times. God bless!!

  39. QUESTION:
    Hands falling asleep at 37 weeks!?
    I am trying to figure out why my hands fall asleep all the time now at 37 weeks pregnant. i also have a pain in my outer thigh but that is prob because baby is laying on nerve. any help here would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same thing when I was pregnant except it started at about 16 weeks. My doctor told me it was carpal tunnel. When you are pregnant you have a lot more blood circulating throughout your body and some women tend to retain more water and be more swollen. This combination causes pressure on the nerves on your wrist which is why you hands fall asleep. This is more predominate at night because you may be falling asleep on your hands or your wrist are at a weird angle. I wore wrist straps at night and that helped with the pain and hands falling asleep. This usually goes away one week or so after birth when all the swelling goes down. It is a pain in the butt.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why do my hands fall asleep after orgasming?
    I am a woman in my early 20's and in good health, but i have been noticing recently that when i am approaching and reach orgasm and for a minute or so after, my hands fall asleep, but not limp asleep, they tighten up and I cant unclench them. Is this normal? Why is this happening?

    • ANSWER:
      This may be a medical condition caused by hormonal imbalance. When women reach orgasm, many parts of the brain as well as hormones contributes to it. During the orgasmic period, your body may be having a problem with producing enough ATP (which is energy) for the entire duration. This could lead to numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that can occur anywhere in your body.

      Also, sorry to ask you about this, the technique you use for masturbation may also have an effect on your hand. Some men and women masturbate in a way that it put pressure our their hand, causing the hand to go numb. (eg. masturbating while hand tighten between the legs.)

      You may want to do a blood test to find out if you need what I called a "boost" of hormone.

  41. QUESTION:
    My 2 little fingers in both hands fall asleep whenever I sleep at night. What could be causing it?
    My two little fingers in both hands fall asleep at night. I mean the tingling sensation you feel with the combination of numbness. This has been happening every night for the last 8 months. Is this a sympton of some illness or disease?

    • ANSWER:
      When you pinch the nerve in your elbow, your two little fingers and often that side of your forearm go to sleep. When you pinch the one in your shoulder, it's the other half.

      It's not serious at all and goes away quickly.

  42. QUESTION:
    How can I help my hands from falling asleep in my third trimester pregnancy sleep.?

    • ANSWER:
      For the last 3 months of my pregnancy I had to sleep sitting up, out on the couch was the most comfortable spot I could find. I had my arms propped up on a pillow so they were level, and slept with wrist braces on. I also iced them off and on all night, nothing helped completley, but this helped me some. My baby is now 10 days old, and the sleepyness is jsut starting to go away, they still fall asleep but nothing like they were.
      Good luck to you, hopefully you don't have too much longer!
      Toni Lynne =)

  43. QUESTION:
    How come a few hours after I run, my legs and hands fall asleep?
    I have poor circulation.

    But then I am exercising. Doesn't running INCREASE circulation? So if it increases circulation, then why do my legs and hands fall asleep after I exercise?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps your blood vessels are small and don't circulate your blood as well as your body needs it to. Sounds like something is wrong, you should probably get a physical w/ your doctor.

  44. QUESTION:
    My hands keep falling asleep and I am 23 weeks pregnant...please read.?
    This is my third pregnancy so I am pretty familiar with most of the symptoms. This one is new and to be honest, starting to be a little alarming. My hands fall asleep all day long, doing anything, and always right away. My right hand is getting really bad though. By the end of the day, and all through the night, it gets so bad that it hurts. By middle of the night and morning, I cannot make a fist, the pain is too much. I am right handed so this is starting to cause some problems. I have my doctors appointment today, but I was just wondering if anyone has experienced this kind of pain while hands being asleep. Ive heard that its probably Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but does that really hurt this bad? Thanks so much for any info.

    • ANSWER:
      Yep, I got carpal tunnel from this pregnancy. Sometimes my hands get numb, sometimes they hurt, or my wrists hurt. I got wrist splints to wear at night and it works. If it's really bad you can wear them all day too, but just night time works for me. They are kinda annoying to get used to though. lol. Doc said it should go away with delivery and losing all the fluids.

  45. QUESTION:
    why are my hands and arms falling asleep 24/7?
    The past 3 weeks my hands and arms have been giving me a bunch of problems. They have been falling asleep all the way up to my elbows, and it doesn't just happen when i'm sleeping. It's almost 24/7. The numbness cause's a severe ache just to move em. specially from my thumb to elbow it's more of a deep down ache. plus my hands are swollen. Has anyone ever heard of this or maybe experienced this them self?

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Tingling and falling asleep in my hands/arms?
    So the past LONG time I have noticed that randomly through the day my hands or arms (mostly hands) fall asleep on me and tingly and its very uncomfortable, I can't touch anything rough or basically touch anything because it sends a huge tingle down my arm that's really uncomfortable. I have done some google search and found out that this could be from thoracic outlet syndrome that seems to be when nerves in your arms swell up that cut off circulation. Now so I thought of one reason this could be, I read somewhere that this could aslo be caused from tight muscles, and this might sound stupid but I'm a very skinny person, for a 5' 8'' tall person to weigh 105 pounds is under average. So could it just be that my arms are to thin or skinny and its causing tightness in my nerves to cut off circulation? please write back with some clues to what I can do or should do and any other thoughts you might have to help me find an answer to this problem. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      That is VERY thin- almost dangerously so. There are some vitamins, too, that are needed for nerve health. And you probably aren't getting enough of them.

      Try gaining some weight and using a good multi-vitamin- Something I ordinarily don't suggest. If that doesn't work, see a doctor and a good dietitian.

      Good luck.

  47. QUESTION:
    Why do my hands and feet fall asleep so easily?
    I'm an active, 17 year old girl. my hands and feet fall asleep so easily that it becomes very uncomfortable and inconvenient. my hands fall asleep more than my feet though. my hands fall asleep when they're around someone else's hip (like when in a huddle or something). its starting to get really annoying. what could it be? diabetes? low blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      could be diabetes or another disease, Raynaud's Disease gives ppl cold extremities-- or could be neurological, thyroid, connective tissue disease, etc. So many possibilities, you really need to see a professional.

  48. QUESTION:
    Why do my hands fall asleep when I run?
    I have been running more and more lately and am experiencing something weird. I end up loosing circulation in my hands and they fall asleep (like that pins and needles feeling). I wear an armband for my ipod and I thought it might be cutting off circulation but its both hands. Any help?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I don't think its from your Ipod armband (unless you are wearing it really tight), because it would likely only affect one hand. Are you running tense? Shoulders relaxed? Hands in a tight clasp? If you wearing any rings, take them off before running, your hands and fingers do swell after while in a long run and this can cause a tingling sensation. When you run, run with your hands like you are holding a chip in each hand, keep them relaxed. Every once in awhile, shake your arms and hands when you feel numbness coming on. If you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, your more prone to have numbness in the hands running.

      Good Luck and keep running.

  49. QUESTION:
    Why do my hands fall asleep when I ride my motorcycle?
    When I'm gripping somthing for a long period of time, such as, motorcycle or dirt bike handle bars, my hands fall asleep, particularlly my right hand. I'm not pinching any blood vessels; I just need to mantain a firm grip. My dad has this happen him, and he just blamed it on old age because it started happening only a few years ago, but I am too young for that (I'm 22). So, my question is two-fold:

    What is causing this? and

    Are there any stretches or exorcises I can do to prevent this from happening any more?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds similar to Raynaud's Syndrome, a disease that some people get that work in occupations that use vibrating tools. Their hands/fingers fall asleep and tingle when they use certain tools due to their vibrations.
      People in these jobs are often required/recommended to wear gloves that absorb vibrations to prevent this from happening.
      Perhaps there are some gloves you can try...or maybe you could get thicker grips (like the foamy ones) on your handles...maybe that would absorb some vibration too.

  50. QUESTION:
    How may I see my hands while falling asleep?

    • ANSWER:
      look at them