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Can anesthetic make you tired?

While every patient is different, it is not uncommon for the effects of anesthesia to take time to wear off, causing you to feel tired and a bit sore in the immediate hours following your procedure.

Is it possible for local anesthesia to Make you Sleepy? The only way local anesthesia can make you sleepy is if, by error, it finds its way into a blood vessel. Then, the progression is from sleepiness to unconsciousness to coma and death. This occurs very rarely, but it does occur. Everyone who practices anesthesia for as long as I have will see this at least once.

What happens to your body when you wake up from anesthesia? When first waking from anesthesia, you may feel confused, drowsy, and foggy. This usually lasts for just a few hours, but for some people — especially older adults — confusion can last for days or weeks.

Are there any long term effects of general anesthesia? Most people won’t experience any long-term side effects. However, older adults are more likely to experience side effects that last more than a couple of days.

Is it safe to have general anesthesia every day? General anesthesia is very safe. Even if you have significant health problems, you will most likely tolerate general anesthesia without serious problems.

Will anesthesia actually put me to sleep?

Will anesthesia actually put me to sleep? General anesthesia puts you into a deep sleep so that you will not feel any pain or have any awareness of what’s happening. Since general anesthesia involves the use of IV and inhaled medicines to induce and maintain an unconscious state, it is not surprising that it is associated with side effects, and less commonly, complications.

How dangerous is anesthesia? Anesthesia is safe for most patients, but it can cause dangerous after effects in some individuals. It also often causes minor after effects that irritating or uncomfortable. The most common after effects of anesthesia include fatigue, muscle aches, sore throat, nausea, and cognitive problems.

Can anesthesia kill you? Yes, very rarely. Deaths under anesthesia fortunately are very rare. They mostly occur when patients are already critically ill–major injuries or heart disease, for example. There is also a rare hereditary condition called “malignant hyperthermia” which makes certain anesthesia drugs dangerous for those patients.

Can anesthesia satisfy the need for sleep? First, anesthesia could satisfy the homeostatic need for sleep. Second, anesthesia could, like the waking state, be associated with the accrual of sleep debt. Third, anesthesia could be a state unlike sleep or waking, resulting in a neutral effect on sleep debt.