Why do my hands tingle when I wake up in the morning?
Pressure on your hands from your sleeping posture is a likely cause of waking up with numb hands. It can happen when you sleep on your arm or hand or in a position that puts pressure on a nerve. The temporary lack of blood flow can cause numbness or pins and needles.
How do I stop waking up with numb hands?
Try a new sleeping position, particularly on your side. Avoid laying on your arms under your pillow, which can compress nerves. Make sure your wrists remain unflexed, since flexing can lead to tingling. If you often sleep on your back with your arms overhead, try keeping them next to you to reduce nerve pinching.
How do I get rid of tingling in my hands?
Here are 5 steps to try:
- Take the pressure off. Taking pressure off of the affected nerve allows it to regain normal function.
- Move around. Moving around could improve circulation and relieve the uncomfortable sensations you’re experiencing.
- Clench and unclench your fists.
- Wiggle your toes.
- Rock your head side to side.
Why are my hands asleep when I Wake Up?
Sleeping in a position that puts pressure on your hands during the night is a common reason for waking up with tingling hands. Depending on how long the pressure has been on the nerve, you can wake up with a feeling as if your whole arm has fallen asleep.
Why do I wake up with numb hands?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome The carpal tunnel is a passage in the wrist through which tendons as well as the median nerve run.
Why do my hands go numb when I Lie Down?
Having said that, the most likely cause for your nocturnal hand numbness is carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, due to median nerve being squeezed at the wrist. Symptoms are often first present at night. In many patients with CTS the symptoms of numbness (and often tingling) are present in all fingers.
What happens when your hand falls asleep?
The website Orthopaedics One says that if someone falls asleep on your outstretched arm, this can put pressure on the radial nerve and affect the nerves and muscle function of your arm or hand.6 The result can be a complete loss of sensation in your hands or arm or a strong tingling sensation like pins and needles.