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I have always been a side sleeper, on both sides of my body. Lately, the past few months, every time a sleep on my side I get numb in my arms, hands, and fingers. But more recently I can't even lay on my side for more then a couple seconds without the pins and needles shooting through my arm down to my finger tips! What's wrong?? In the past year in a half I have gained a lot of weight, which I am now eating a healthy diet and exercising...could it be from this extreme weight gain? I've always been small and now I'm over weight, I know nothing about it other then I need to get back on track...so, could it be the weight making this happen? Or something else I should see a doctor for. Please help, I haven't sleep well in months. And now that I can't lay on my sides at all, I really haven't slept in the last few days. I need my sleep!!

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It could be that you are bending your wrists and not knowing it, or sleeping on top of your hands, cutting off the circulation either way. Do you notice a pain in your wrists? This would be carpal tunnel syndrome and can make you lose the feeling. What a lot of people do is bend their wrists while they are sleeping and lost the feeling in their hands. Try wearing a wrist brace to keep your wrist and hand straight at night and see if that helps.Also get your blood pressure and blood sugar checked regularly to keep a tab on your health condition.

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