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How does it feel to be put to sleep under general anethesia?
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Drifting off
Then you forget everything.
It is like a deep dreamless sleep.

In brief: Drifting off
Then you forget everything.
It is like a deep dreamless sleep.
Dr. Scott Welker
Dr. Scott Welker
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In brief: Relaxing
It is usually a calming experience, gradual and quick onset of relaxed sleepiness.
Then you awaken fairly quickly after the anesthetic is done, feeling usually rested.

In brief: Relaxing
It is usually a calming experience, gradual and quick onset of relaxed sleepiness.
Then you awaken fairly quickly after the anesthetic is done, feeling usually rested.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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