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Question Right hand numbness
Before being diagnosed with sleep apnea, I was experiencing frequent numbing of my right hand especially when I tucked it under my pillow when I slept on my right side. Now after 2 months of apnea therapy it is much better but not 100%, at times right hand still goes numb. Has anyone had similar problem? I wonder if it's an indication of something else.
02-28-2016 01:38 PM
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RE: Right hand numbness
Hi, Welcome to the forum Earthfuture,
It could be just sleeping on that arm causing it to go numb, or could be a sign of something else going on. I would bring it up to my Doctor and play safe.

I doubt it's Cpap related since you experienced it prior.

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02-28-2016 01:42 PM
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RE: Right hand numbness
nerve compression of ulnar, medial or radial nerves, or compression higher in the cervical spine can cause that. The nerves can also be compressed in the wrist (carpal tunnel) or elbow. Sleeping position can exacerbate, and sleeping with pap equipment has likely changed your position. I sleep on my side, with the top arm over a pillow to avoid nerve compression and sleeping hands. (mine originates in the cervical spine). If it's the wrist, a brace may help.

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Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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RE: Right hand numbness
Best thing I ever did to allow side sleeping was to get a memory foam mattress topper. Abt. 100 bucks at Wallyworld. It's four inches thick, 2" of standard density foam rubber underlayment with 2" of memory foam on the top.

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02-28-2016 02:03 PM
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RE: Right hand numbness
I get this too, in my left hand as well, if I've slept on my left side. I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - you may want to get this checked out, because it sounds like that may be what your problem is, too.

Next time you lose the feeling in you hand, touch the outside of your pinkie finger. If you can feel that, but not the rest of your fingers, it is more likely that it is CPS, and you should mention it to your doctor.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/carpaltunnelsyndrome.html

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