For several months I wake up with completely numb hands - usually the one on top (while sleeping on my side) this is so uncomfortable that I have to shake my hand briskly in order to get the circulation going to go back to sleep. My blood pressure has always been lower than normal - 90's over 57-62.
I donât understand how numbness in the hand can wake you up; it is usually pain that alerts the body from sleep. It is possible that your sleeping disorder is caused by something else, not by numbness ih the hand. You to visit your doctor for a detailed examination and for a referral to a specialist regarding your trouble sleeping.
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