How should I sleep with hand or wrist pain?

Generally, the best position to sleep is on your back. Sleeping on one’s back helps ensure that the hand and wrists aren’t assuming awkward positions that could aggravate the pain. It also helps to unclench the fingers and lay the hands out to prevent the wrists from twisting or bending. Hanging the hand over the side of the bed can also help stretch out the wrist ligaments, reducing pain overnight.