Difficulty sleeping is a common complaint among patients recovering from
heart surgery. From the effects of anesthesia to surviving the trauma of surgery to not knowing what sleep positions are safe, there are physical and emotional factors keeping you up at night.
If you are having trouble sleeping after heart surgery, here are a few sleep positions to try:
Other sleeping tips:
You should be back to your normal sleep routines a few months after heart surgery. Call your doctor or healthcare provider if you notice a change in your behavior, if your lack of sleep is affecting your life or if you find you are depressed or have thoughts of suicide.
Any information and advice is given on a generalized, generic basis, and is not specific to any individual patient's condition. Use of this material is helpful in making you informed about health care issues and cannot replace a health professional-patient relationship. You should always consult with a professional for diagnosis and treatment of any specific health problems. You should not disregard any advice or treatment plan from your health professional based on your interpretation of what you may read in this material.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor Scott & White Health.