What Does Laparoscopic Surgery Mean?December 30, 2019
Type of nose for surgeryJanuary 4, 2020
During the first week, after normal nose surgery there is a slight improvement in pain and discomfort. Having plaster splint on the nose and sensitivity and relative swelling in the cheeks and around the eyes can make sleeping difficult. It usually takes several weeks for a person's sleep habits to return to normal, but the following tips and tricks can help you get the sleep you need to make the recovery.
Provide a suitable pillow
A good pillow can make the difference between a perfect night's sleep and a night without sleep. Special pillows should be provided for a comfortable sleep after your procedure. A Bed Wedge Pillow gives you adequate protection and keeps your head up, thereby minimizing swelling and discomfort.
If you do not have a bed wedge pillow , you can put two or three pillows on top of each other so you can place your head on a higher level than your body.
Have an angle of 30-45 degrees
After the rhinoplasty surgery
, to minimize swelling, it is best to keep your head and nose above the heart for at least some time after surgery. This will not only reduce swelling, but also reduce your nasal congestion to make sleeping easier.
When falling asleep after a nose operation
, it may be difficult to prevent rolling. A quick mental reminder before bedtime can help you stay steady at bedtime.
You should not sleep on one side or abdomen and hurt your nose. When you go to bed every night, place pillows on both sides of your body to keep yourself in place and prevent rolling during sleep .
Buy and use medications prescribed by your doctor
Your surgeon will probably prescribe some painkillers or antibiotics during your recovery; Carefully follow the instructions on the label. These medications may help reduce the relative pain and discomfort you feel and make you sleep easier.
Avoid drinking coffee
Drinking coffee may be part of your daily routine, but after surgery, it can completely interfere with rest necessary for recovery, especially when combined with painkillers and antibiotics your surgeon may prescribe. On the other hand, drinking a cup of decaffeinated tea at night before going to bed can help you get a better sleep experience.
Try to be calm
One of the best ways to fall asleep (and stay asleep) during recovery after nose surgery is to have some time to rest and have fun. Avoid looking at any screen, be it your computer, tablet, phone or even your TV, at least 30 minutes before you fall asleep. The blue light of screens can lower your melatonin levels and make it more difficult to sleep after a nose job.