Did I experience sleep paralysis? Arm was numb and pins and needles.

No. You probably slept on your arm causing diminished blood flow in the arm and the ensuing numbness and tingling. Stay on it long enough and you'll lose some motor function also until the blood flow returns.
No. Likely pressure on nerves from arthritis in neck (like hitting your "funny bone") or decreased blood flow. May be affected by neck position, pillow. Continues-see md.

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New job requires constant arm strength. Causes numb fingers, coming & going severe pain pins and needles. 2 weeks now and can't sleep. How to stop pain?

Maybe carpal tunnel . Common causes of tingling on the hands/fingers are carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve entrapment, and cervical/brachial plexus nerve impingement can cause such symptoms. Your description is suspicious for carpal tunnel problem caused by compression/irritation of the nerver traveling through your wrist area. Motrin/aleve, vitamin b6, and use of wrist splint may help. Consult doc. Good luck. Read more...
Carpal Tunnel ? You may have a type of nerve entrapment syndrome, possibly carpal tunnel, which occurs at the wrist. Your pcp can examine you and determine where this phenomenon is occurring. Often changing your body mechanics, using antiinflammatories or splinting can help with the symptoms. In severe cases carpal tunnel release may be required (surgery). Read more...

Are having numbness in both arms in the morning the same as sleep paralysis?

No. Numbness in the arms is, in my experience, associated with many other symptoms. The commoest cause (but not the only one) is bad diet. Look up my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. Read more...

Is having numb arms in the morning the same as sleep paralysis?

No. Sleep paralysis is where you wake up from rem sleep and your body is paralyzed. There may be hallucinations. Try as you might, you cannot move and it is quite frightening. Read more...