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Sleeping After Joint Surgery

Are you having trouble sleeping after joint surgery? You are not alone, as this is one of the most common complaints after surgery. Getting a good night’s rest is important for recovery, so here are some tips on how to sleep better after your procedure.

Create A Sleep Routine Before Surgery. 

A sleep routine helps regulate your sleep on a consistent basis. Creating the habit before surgery will make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep because your body’s clock is used to it.

Follow Your Pain Management Plan.

Your doctor will lay out a pain management plan to help suppress pain and discomfort orthopaedic surgery. Better pain management results in better sleep.

Use A Pillow To Elevate.

Cushion the area from pressure by using a pillow or two under the joint. This should also make it more comfortable.

Create A Relaxing Sleep Environment.

Make your sleep environment as quiet and peaceful as possible. Consider using an eye mask, white noise machine, or ear plugs to reduce distractions. Keep the room as dark as possible to maintain a normal sleep cycle.

Schedule an Appointment

If you would like to learn more about recovery after joint surgery, contact Dr. Samuel Koo near Seattle today. You can reach our office by calling (425) 823-4000.

COVID-19 Update

Dr. Samuel Koo is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updated from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control. 

To better serve you, Dr. Koo is now proud to offer virtual visits. With telehealth, you can meet with Dr. Koo from the comfort and safety of your own home. Please call our office today to learn more about this service or to schedule an appointment.

As of last Friday the governor of Washington state issued a declaration that all non-urgent or emergent surgical cases be postponed until the week of May 18th. For more information, please reach out to our office at (425) 823-4000.

Here are a few additional resources as well: 

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control