• SMILEY SMILEY
    August 05, 2009
    Pain and numbness in hands after sleeping?
    SMILEY SMILEY
    August 05, 2009

    I often wake up with unbearable pain and numbness in my hands. What's causing this?

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  • Ann Bartlett
    Health Guide
    August 05, 2009
    Ann Bartlett
    Health Guide
    August 05, 2009

    This could be due to some neuropathy or it could be the way that are sleeping.  I know if I sleep with my hands over my head, I can have numbness and pins and needles in my arms, but it clears when I get up and start moving around.  I know it can be a terrible way to wake up though, so you should probably let your doctor know that you're experiencing these symptoms.

    In the meantime, here's some information on neuropathy:

    Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

    My Neuropathy

    Triglycerides and Neuropathy 

    Good luck!


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