How can you sleep with broken collar bone?

On your back. You will usually sleep on your back since being on your side will cause more stress on the collar bones. Get in the most comfortable position you can and that is about as good as it gets until a certain level of healing ocurrs. Discuss with your pcp or orthopedist. Don't be a "pain in the neck!" ha!
Carefully . As to not move or jar the affected side by remaining on your back or reclined with a sling.

Related Questions

Broken collar bone hurts?

Yep, I bet it does. Most heal without surgery without resulting in significant residual pain and/or dysfunction. If the doctor is concerned that it won't heal without surgery or that it would heal and result in pain and/or dysfunction, the doctor will discuss surgery. Those that require surgery usually do great after surgery. Read more...
Be seen. Would want to be seen and evaluated. Ice, sling, and medication can all help reduce pain from a broken collarbone. Read more...

I have a broken collar bone, what to do?

Have it evaluated. The doctor will let you know what needs to be done depending on the degree of injury. Read more...

How long will it take to recover from broken collar bone surgery?

6-8 weeks. While the fracture usually heals in 6-8 weeks patients often experience symptoms related to the soft tissue injury that occurred at the time of the injury and the soft tissue trauma caused by the surgery for weeks or months after this. Read more...
6-12 weeks. Fractures usually heal within 6-8 weeks, especially if surgery is undertaken. Healing at 6 weeks is different from obtaining full functional recovery. This may take over 3 months of continuous improvement. Read more...

How long will it take for a surgery to reset a broken collar bone?

Short term... Operative repair of a broken(fractured) collar bone takes a few hours once one is actually in the operating room; recovery from the procedure itself also takes a few hours; and probably at least an overnight stay in the hospital. The recovery from a fractured collar bone is another story... Read more...
Surgery is short. If it needs to be done- the surgery takes about a half hour in most orthopedic hands. Read more...

Ideas? What option should I take in treating my broken collar bone?

Clavicle fractures. Are most often treated with figure of 8 splint, which places the two ends in apposition in satisfactory alignment. In rare cases, surgical intervention becomes necessary for anatomic reasons. Consult an orthopedic surgeon. But it will take up to 8-12 weeks for recovery. Read more...

I'm prescribed to take 1-2, 5mg percocets every 4-6 hours for a broken collar bone. When I take them, I start to feel hot. Is this normal?

Pain Meds. Narcotic pain medications, like Percocet, have lots of side-effects. Most common are drowsiness, nausea, constipation, and restlessness. Feeling "hot" may be from the medication or from the inflammatory reaction your body takes to heal the clavicle fracture. Regardless, pain from clavicle fractures tends to ease rapidly. Recommend using the Percocet for only a few days, then just plain tylenol (acetaminophen). Read more...

How do you treat broken collar bone?

Usually nonoperative. Depends on character of fracture and location. Many fractures within midportion of clavicle can be treated with supportive care and allowed to heal on own. The exception being those that are severely fragmented, shortened, at the end of the clavicle, or where the overlying skin may be compromised. Additional injuries in the same arm may also warrant operative treatment of the clavicle. Read more...
Splint. Usually a figure 8 splint is good enough for most cases. Some that are dislocated or poorly aligned require surgery. Read more...