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A 47-year-old member asked:

What exactly does it feel like to be put to sleep for surgery?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Had it only once...: It was very relaxing and I have no further recollection. Neither will you!

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Why don't we feel anything when they put us to sleep for surgery?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
General anesthestic: that is usually takes effect quickly. Some medications may also cause you to be amnestic.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Why do I feel like i'm falling when i sleep?

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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Sleep Medicine 19 years experience
Mixed Signal: When you feel like you're falling, it's usually as you are starting to fall asleep. The brain incorrectly interprets the relaxation of your muscles as a falling sensation and often people experience "twitches" of "spasms" of their arms and legs. This happens as a result of your brain trying to brace its self for the fall.

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