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

Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Relax
Not sleeping before surgery is fairly normal and expected.
You make the anesthetists job easier, thats all. That has nothing to do with waking up. You will wake up without any problems. Count on it.

In brief: Relax
Not sleeping before surgery is fairly normal and expected.
You make the anesthetists job easier, thats all. That has nothing to do with waking up. You will wake up without any problems. Count on it.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: Yes
The effect of a bad night sleep before anesthesia will not affect your coming out of surgery.

In brief: Yes
The effect of a bad night sleep before anesthesia will not affect your coming out of surgery.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: Sleep normally
Your sleep the night before will in no way affect your waking up after surgery.
Anesthesia is very safe. You will do fine.

In brief: Sleep normally
Your sleep the night before will in no way affect your waking up after surgery.
Anesthesia is very safe. You will do fine.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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In brief: Yes you will
Yes you will complications from general anesthesia are rare.
Don, t worry you will be ok.

In brief: Yes you will
Yes you will complications from general anesthesia are rare.
Don, t worry you will be ok.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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