Here are some activities that can help you stay asleep during surgery.
Meet your anesthesiologist. If you know in advance that you will be requiring surgery, make it a point to know and meet your anesthesiologist before the surgery takes place. He or she should be able to explain the type of anesthesia you will be receiving, and to discuss their policy for protecting patients from anesthesia awareness.
Report all remembrances you have during surgery to your surgeon and anesthesiologist even if they occur days or weeks later.
Tell all your doctors everything you are taking. This is the time to be honest about every over-the-counter remedy, prescription medication, recreational drug, herbal or dietary supplement you are taking, as well as alcohol consumption, because some will affect how much anesthesia needs to be given.
Find out your family's history with anesthesia. If there is a genetic propensity for anesthesia awareness, other family members (including children) may have experienced it. Their history can be a forewarning for the potential in you.
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