You’re trying to sleep or doing some normal household chores and you experience pain in your wrists, or even numbness or tingling in your wrists and fingers. Either that, or you have shooting pains up your arms from your wrists and they are very painful. Chances are, you have carpal tunnel syndrome. It’s a debilitating condition that is caused by impingement of the median nerve that supplies movement and feeling to your arms and fingers. This impingement causes symptoms that can either manifest themselves at night, or can happen when you wake up and you’re performing every day tasks.