Hello dear and welcome to the medhelp forum. You may be sleeping with weight of head-on the hands causing nerve compression and hence the sleeping sensation. Consider getting a blood work up for electrolytes. MRI cervical spine is warranted to check for any disc degeneration or herniation. Nerve compression of the nerve roots that exit the vertebral column from the spinal cord could be causing these symptoms. Rule out any trauma to the hands. Management would depend on the diagnosis. Wishing you all the best and take care.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.