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From the research, I’ve conducted and from personal experience, the best way to make your hand fall asleep is if you lean into your elbow, the artery that supplies blood to your hand will be cut off.
If I sleep on my arm incorrectly, I sometimes wake up. My hand is so numb that I’m afraid it’ll have to be amputated—but after a few seconds of flailing my hand around like a beached fish, I get those tingly sensations in my hand, and it comes back to life.
In high school, a friend taught me about a play called “The Stranger,” in which you numb your fingers and then use it to touch your junk, making it feel like a stranger was rubbing your D.
Also, placing a lot of weight on it for a long time.
This is relative to the game I told you my friend taught me while we were in high school.
Sitting on your hand to make it fall asleep.
So sitting on your hand or putting weight on your hand can make your hand fall asleep.
Making your hand fall asleep
I’m not sure I’d ever do something to make my hand fall asleep on purpose. After all, it is an uncomfortable, if not downright painful experience.
I’m guessing it’s the result of cutting off circulation to your hand by exerting gradual and broad pressure across a major blood vessel/nerve nexus that feeds innervation and partially inhibits blood flow to tissues and nerves superficial to that nexus.
The intercubital gap (inside the crook of the elbow) and that pins and needles sensation, for example, is the nerves conveying an alert as well as impending/ongoing small trauma as cells lose oxygen.
It’s not quite suffocating, but it appears to do the purpose of gaining the owner’s attention to change their posture to something more “breathable.”
Because I practice seated meditation in the lotus or half-lotus position (legs crossed with one or both feet “hooked” over the tops of the opposing thighs), I frequently experience sensation in my legs, particularly the backs of my calves and into my foot.
The Burmese position, which folds the feet under the front of the opposite calves, and the “seiza” [say•zah] or “Japanese Tailor’s” position, with the front body’s weight resting lightly on the knees and the center of mass over the glutes over the heels of the feet folded underneath the glutes, are two alternative seating postures.
A thick padded zafu (cushion) or folding kneeling seat is usually used by a zazen practitioner to relieve strain and pinching that will send your feet to the realm of sleeping pins and needles.
Listed methods of making your hand fall asleep
- Take a seat in a chair — Place your hand on the chair before taking a seat. While you wait for it to numb, you can read, go through your phone, or do whatever else with your other hand.
- Put your right or left hand around the wrist of the other. Make sure the majority of the pressure is applied to the veins on the underside of your wrist. This will stop the flow of blood and cause your hand to become numb.
- Put yourself in a position where one hand is supporting you and the other is bent at an angle near your wrist. It will block the blood if you do it long enough. (However, because your wrist will be very uncomfortable afterward, I advise using the other ways.)
However, be sure not to overdo it so your hand doesn’t fall asleep forever.