I was diagnosed 3+ years ago with RA. Recently I started making my into tight fists while sleeping and often wake up with sleeping on them, which makes it even more painful, the pain eventually waking me. My hands are not that painful while I'm awake but I feel like I'm making things worse while I sleep. Is this common with RA? Should I try hand splints to keep my hands flat and in a more relaxed position while asleep?