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.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano or Baylor Health Care System.