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Postoperative Risk Factors

Sleep Habits (Sleep Hygiene)

Sleep is extremely important to our overall health as it allows our patient's bodies to rebuild and replenish. Proper sleep or enough sleep is imperative for physical, mental and emotional resilience and rejuvenation. It is very difficult for patients to recover from surgery effectively when sleep has been compromised. Patients sleep patterns are disrupted while in the hospital and can be disrupted for many weeks or months after surgery.

Considerations:

Associated conditions that can become compromised without proper sleep:

  • Immune system function
  • Cell recovery
  • Muscle function
  • Coordination and propioception
  • Eating Habits
  • Emotional stability and resilience

Surgeon Tools/Recommendations: