1. Jack Richins's Avatar
    2nd night and 2nd time I was woken up by numbness and some tingling in my hand wearing the Microsoft Band. Anyone else experiencing this? Not sure what to do other than not wearing it at night. During the day, it's fine, it's just at night. Thought I just had it too tight the first night so I made sure I had it really loose the second night, but still happened.

    Any suggestions?
    11-01-2014 01:04 PM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    Are you wearing it at night because you're using the sleep tracker?
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    11-01-2014 02:11 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Have you ever worn a wristwatch while sleeping previously? It might just take getting used to. I wore a regular wristwatch with a metal bracelet while sleeping for several years, but it would probably bother me if I wore it while sleeping now, since I haven't worn it for several years.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 via Tapatalk
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    11-01-2014 02:15 PM
  4. smoledman's Avatar
    Laura - or maybe MS could have designed the inside to have some foam padding instead of hard surface against the delicate human wrist?
    11-01-2014 02:44 PM
  5. TheZuneLune's Avatar
    I had no such problems. Numbness is usually associated with cut off circulation but if you loosened it I can't thing of what the issue might be unless you are laying on your hand (under your head?)
    11-01-2014 03:04 PM
  6. slyronit's Avatar
    This means you blood circulation is getting cut off. Try wearing a watch instead and see if that causes the numbness, too.
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    11-01-2014 03:07 PM
  7. Jackrichins's Avatar
    I was sleeping with a fitbit flex before no problem.
    11-01-2014 10:19 PM
  8. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    2nd night and 2nd time I was woken up by numbness and some tingling in my hand wearing the Microsoft Band. Anyone else experiencing this? Not sure what to do other than not wearing it at night. During the day, it's fine, it's just at night. Thought I just had it too tight the first night so I made sure I had it really loose the second night, but still happened.

    Any suggestions?
    Were you sleeping with the face of the Band on the inside or outside of your wrist?
    11-01-2014 10:53 PM
  9. Yopiggy's Avatar
    YES! Check out my comment about Tendon swelling. I had to return my band. My tendons In my wrist were swollen. My left hand was numb this morning. I did the same thing and made sure it was loose, but it didn't matter. My hand is still tingling.
    11-02-2014 12:13 AM
  10. slyronit's Avatar
    That's not good. By the way ate your wrists on the thin/bony side?
    11-02-2014 01:33 AM
  11. Jackrichins's Avatar
    I had the face on the inside of my wrist.
    11-02-2014 01:36 AM
  12. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Since the display sits perpendicular to the main blood vessels and nerves of the lower forearm and upper wrist, it sounds like the rectangular face of the Band could be crimping blood flow to the wrist or it could be accidentally applying pressure to the nerves. If, while you sleep, you keep your hands by your side, you might want to try to turn your hands so that the Band rests at a 90 degree angle to the mattress. That way, your vessels and nerves won't be resting bent over the Band itself. Just a thought.
    11-02-2014 09:59 AM
  13. slyronit's Avatar
    Since the display sits perpendicular to the main blood vessels and nerves of the lower forearm and upper wrist, it sounds like the rectangular face of the Band could be crimping blood flow to the wrist or it could be accidentally applying pressure to the nerves. If, while you sleep, you keep your hands by your side, you might want to try to turn your hands so that the Band rests at a 90 degree angle to the mattress. That way, your vessels and nerves won't be resting bent over the Band itself. Just a thought.
    Well, if someone has to consciously position their hands in a certain way while sleeping, maybe the band is not for them.
    11-02-2014 01:48 PM
  14. Jackrichins's Avatar
    It was even starting to bother me during the day, so I switched today to the outside of wrist. Hope it clears things up for me. Yeah, I can't really control how I hold my hands during my sleep.
    11-02-2014 01:57 PM
  15. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Well, if someone has to consciously position their hands in a certain way while sleeping, maybe the band is not for them.
    I agree. I was just offering a suggestion on trying to pinpoint the problem. Maybe by positioning the arm/hand in different ways each night, someone might be able to figure out the best way to wear the device while sleeping.
    11-02-2014 02:05 PM
  16. stephen_az's Avatar
    2nd night and 2nd time I was woken up by numbness and some tingling in my hand wearing the Microsoft Band. Anyone else experiencing this? Not sure what to do other than not wearing it at night. During the day, it's fine, it's just at night. Thought I just had it too tight the first night so I made sure I had it really loose the second night, but still happened.

    Any suggestions?
    Lots of people seem to be chiming in assuming this is related to circulation. Actually, it is likely to be indicative of one or another form of nerve compression/inflammation or tendonitis. The band is also not necessarily the actual cause, just a trigger. There could be some degree of nerve impingement below the level you might notice but the band may be laying on the inflammation sufficiently to trigger a response or simply compressing the nerves enough to compromise already reduced responses.

    It is entirely possible you may not be able to wear the device but you also really should talk to your doctor about the problem. Keep in mind, carpal tunnel symptoms are often worse at night. Variants on it and other repetitive stress conditions are common problems in numerous lines of work and are exacerbated by use of mobile devices. In my case, occasional numbness and tingling in my hand was the result of a disc collapse and bone spur in my neck. Use of a device like this should really not cause numbness or tingling under normal use. If it is, your body is telling you something you need to discuss with a doctor.....
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    11-03-2014 02:35 PM
  17. stephen_az's Avatar
    This means you blood circulation is getting cut off. Try wearing a watch instead and see if that causes the numbness, too.
    No it does not necessarily mean the blood circulation is getting cut off. Numbness and tingling are classic indicators of nerve compression. The source of compression can also be anywhere from the wrist to the cervical vertebrae.
    11-03-2014 02:40 PM
  18. Jackrichins's Avatar
    Well, rotating it to have the screen on the outside of the wrist at night resulted in no issues for me, so I'm happy I have a workaround for now.
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    11-03-2014 02:48 PM
  19. foofighter#AC's Avatar
    no issues with numbness, although it did take a couple nights to get used to it being on me. I haven't worn a watch regularly in years so it took some getting used to
    11-03-2014 03:29 PM

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