Question: Why Do I Curl My Wrists When I Sleep?

Is it bad to sleep with your wrists bent?

Our nerves are especially sensitive to this.

For example, when we sleep in a “fetal position,” the nerves in our wrists and elbows can be compressed at the point where our arms and wrists bend.

They can also be put under tension which can cause irritation and aggravate symptoms like numbness, tingling, and/or pain..

How bad can carpal tunnel get?

When they do, they press against the median nerve. That pressure can make part of your hand hurt or feel numb. Carpal tunnel syndrome usually isn’t serious. With treatment, the pain will typically go away and you’ll have no lasting damage to your hand or wrist.

Why do I sleep with wrists bent?

The nerves to the hand pass through tunnels, which become narrower when joints are bent. We tend to sleep in the “fetal position”, with our wrists and elbows in a bent (“flexed”) position. Flexing the wrist for long periods of time can pinch the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel at the wrist.

Why do I curl my hands when I sleep?

Ulnar nerve compression usually results from too much pressure on your elbow or wrist. So, if you sleep with your arms and hands curled inward, you might feel numbness in: your pinky and the pinky side of your ring finger. the part of your palm under these fingers.

What are the warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?

SymptomsTingling or numbness. You may notice tingling and numbness in your fingers or hand. Usually the thumb and index, middle or ring fingers are affected, but not your little finger. … Weakness. You may experience weakness in your hand and drop objects.