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What is it like to go to sleep by general anethesia?

What is it like to go to sleep by general anethesia?

Calming: Usually a calm experience, gradual onset of sleepiness, and quickly awaken and feeling rested after completed. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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What is it like to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

What is it like to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

Drifting off: Then you forget everything. It is like a deep dreamless sleep. ...Read more

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How does it feel to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

How does it feel to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep. Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Same with waking up. Patients come to in the pacu after the op. ...Read more

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So, what is it like to be put to sleep with general anethesia?

So, what is it like to be put to sleep with general anethesia?

Drifting off: Then you forget everything. It is like a deep dreamless sleep. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have anesthesia if no sleep night before?

Is it ok to have anesthesia if no sleep night before?

Yes: The anesthetic medicine will work with or without sleep the night before the scheduled surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need to know when can you sleep after receiving anesthesia?

I need to know when can you sleep after receiving anesthesia?

Please discuss this: With the anesthesiologist who will be working with you. In the meantime here is excellent information from the patient's perspective: http://www.Groupanesthesia.Com/patientguide.Html. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does general anesthesia put you to sleep?

Interested to know how does general anesthesia put you to sleep?

Here is a great: Site to answer your anesthesia questions: http://www.Groupanesthesia.Com/patientguide.Html. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to go to sleep after receiving the anesthesia?

How long do I have to wait to go to sleep after receiving the anesthesia?

No wait.: After you have left the recovery room you can sleep whenever you want. Rest and sleep are one of the best things for you after surgery. You may be sleepy anyway from the pain medicine you were given. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sleeping meds to get out of your system? How long does it take anesthesia had to get out of your system.

Depends: Many factors affect how quickly meds will leave your system. With both anesthesia and sleeping medications there are a variety of types and mechanisms. Poor functioning liver or kidneys and increased weight may slow down how fast these meds leave the body. Typically within 24 hours, most meds will be below a level to have any affect in most people. ...Read more

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What is it like to be put to sleep under general anesthesia?

What is it like to be put to sleep under general anesthesia?

Peaceful: Honestly the worst part of anesthesia is getting an iv. This feels like a small pinch on the back of a hand, then all the medication to relax you and put you to sleep will go through the iv. The best technique for patients is to talk to their anesthesiologist before the operation. The best anesthetic comes from a team of the patient and the doctor. ...Read more

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Does electronarcosis really induce sleep or anesthesia?

Does electronarcosis really induce sleep or anesthesia?

I think it can, but : Would not be able to tell you much details without doing research on it. I graduated almost 30 years ago and this kind of things have been studied before that, as far as i remember. It is not in active use right now. ...Read more

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Is not sleeping the night before surgery bad. Will I come out of general anesthesia?

Better to sleep!: It's best if you have surgery and anesthesia when you are feeling at your best. If you normally take any type of sleeping pill, take it on your usual schedule. If you don't, and you're worried about sleeping, ask your doctor to prescribe a small dose of a sedative like Xanax (alprazolam) for you to take the night before surgery. But even if you can't sleep, you'll wake up from anesthesia just fine. ...Read more

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I'm having a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy next week and being put to sleep. How safe are the procedures? I've never had anesthesia

I'm having a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy next week and being put to sleep. How safe are the procedures? I've never had anesthesia

Very safe: in the hands of a competent anesthesia provider. These procedures are performed thousands of times every single day. Be well and good luck. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is anesthesia safe for people with sleep apnea?

Hello docs, is anesthesia safe for people with sleep apnea?

The anesthiologist: Would take all risk into account. There are different reasons for sleep apnea. If the cause is related to airway issues it may or may not impact use of general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Any spray, powder or sweet name for general anesthesia for 1 to 3 hours sleep ?

Anesthesia: Almost all anesthetic a can be titrates to last any amount of time we want. There is not just one thing we use. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the anesthesia for hip replacement make me sleep or not feel the pain?

What's the expert opinion, could the anesthesia for hip replacement make me sleep or not feel the pain?

A general : Anesthetic will keep you fully unconscious. With a regional anesthetic, you can be sedated, even deeply, but not necessarily fully unconscious. Both will provide good pain relief during surgery. ...Read more

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The night before general anesthesia, can you take a sleeping pill?

The night before general anesthesia, can you take a sleeping pill?

Thanks for asking!: Yes, you can take a sleeping pill. I should not affect the general anesthetic the next day. Most sleeping pills should be mostly out of your system by the time that you receive the general anesthetic 10-12 hrs later. ...Read more

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Whats it like being put to sleep with anesthesia for wisdom tooth pulled?

Sedation: Most likely, the anesthesia will be a combination of versed, fentanyl and propofol. The medicines make you sleepy, give you some amnesia, and usually it's over before you even think its started. It's very comfortable way to have the teth removed. ...Read more

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What's the difference in anesthesia used for colonoscopy and that used in c section? If the patient was put to sleep for c section.

What's the difference in anesthesia used for colonoscopy and that used in c section? If the patient was put to sleep for c section.

Sedation vs.: anesthesia. A person is only sedated for colonoscopy and does not lose consciousness as is the case with anesthesia. Anesthesia can be used for colonoscopy, though it is not needed. C-section requires anesthesia and cannot be done by sedation alone. ...Read more

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1960's, as a child i recall at the dentist a horrible smelling sleeping gas (ether?), unpleasant way to be put out. Does current anesthesia feel better

1960's, as a child i recall at the dentist a horrible smelling sleeping gas (ether?), unpleasant way to be put out. Does current anesthesia feel better

Progress: It's been half a century. Cars have changed. Tv's no longer black and white. Gall bladder surgery is done through a 1" incision. And dental anesthesia has come light years. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a doctor to prescribe me anesthesia or chloroform since no sleep medicine works?

No: If you have a sleep disorder, you should speak with your pmd and get a thorough evaluation. Anesthesia is only used safely in the hands of trained professionals with the proper equiptment and medications. ...Read more

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I'm having my wisdom teeth taken out in a couple hours and I have yet to get any sleep will they anesthesia affect me in a bad way?

I'm having my wisdom teeth taken out in a couple hours and I have yet to get any sleep will they anesthesia affect me in a bad way?

Shouldn't Matter: Most complicated dental procedures are done using conscious sedation which is not intended to put you to sleep but just in a twilight area where you do not care, do not experience pain and do not remember the procedure. Lack of sleep before hand is very common and the amount of medications can be adjusted easily as needed. You might fall asleep but that is also common. ...Read more

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What is it like being under anesthesia? Do you dream like your sleeping. This is my biggest fear in surgery.

I have been under: Anesthesia many times and i cannot recall having dreamed on any of those occasions. Best wishes. Dr j. ...Read more

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A child patient took general anesthesia for filling her teeth, shes still 2 days sleeping but everything's normal what could have happened ?

A child patient took general  anesthesia for filling her teeth, shes still 2 days sleeping but everything's normal  what could have happened ?

See your doctor: When you say sleeping a lot- does this mean she is not waking up to eat or drink- if that is the case then you need to take her to your doctor
In some people anesthesia can take a longer time to wear off but she should have been awake and normal prior to leaving the dentist
Staying very sleepy after two days sounds concerning to me ...Read more

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Would there be a need to be under general anesthesia (sleeping) for a laser retinopexy of the eye?

Would there be a need to be under general anesthesia (sleeping) for a laser retinopexy of the eye?

Mostly not: This would be done under general only if there was the unlikely possibility or no possibility of cooperation. This would include the retarded, those with uncontrollable motor activity, fierce anxiety and of course youth. ...Read more

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While recovering after a knee surgery, sleeping off anesthesia, i woke up to a nurse helping me dress, i realized that i had made a bowel movement! help!

Sh_t happens: While anesthetized, we are not responsible for what we say or what we do. While it is not common to have a bowel movement during anesthesia, it sometimes happens and it is not your fault. It was not pleasant for you, but the nurse considered it nothing unusual. Sometime these things happen. ...Read more

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How are you kept asleep and woken up with an IV general anesthesia?

How are you kept asleep and woken up with an IV general anesthesia?

IV medication: During an IV general anesthetic, anesthetic medications are given in intermittent bolus doses or as a continuous infusion to maintain the appropriate level of hypnosis, amnesia, analgesia, and muscle relaxation while maintaining normal blood pressure. To awaken a patient, the medications are dosed and timed appropriately as to have the patient wake up at the end of the procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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