Best Position To Sleep After Shoulder Surgery

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Avoid sleeping flat on your back. Bolstering yourself up in your bed with several pillows or with a 45 degree wedge that you can purchase at a medical supply store will help you rest. Often, patients have to sleep with an incline for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.

Wherefore, when can I sleep in bed after shoulder surgery?

If you don't have a recliner, you can use pillows on the couch or in bed. You can even purchase a 45 degree wedge online or at your nearest medical supply store. Typically, shoulder patients have to sleep at an incline for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.

So anyway, how do you sleep with a sling?

Whatever the case may be, can you wear a bra after shoulder surgery?

Clothing for Hospital Should Include Loose Fitting Upper Apparel. A loose fitting sleeveless undershirt followed by a loose button down shirt. Please do not wear a traditional bra for two weeks, but one with a T-back or racer back straps are okay.

How do you dress with an arm in a sling?

You may require some assistance to wash and dress your unaffected arm. While you are wearing the sling, we recommend you wear loose-fitting or front-opening clothes, such as a shirt or blouse, as they are easier to get on and off. Make sure you put your injured arm into your clothes first (see pictures below).

BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

InteVision Foam Bed Wedge Pillow (25 x 24 x 12 inches) and Headrest Pillow in One Package - Helps Relief from Acid Reflux, Post Surgery, Snoring - 2 inches Memory Foam Top

InteVision Foam Bed Wedge Pillow (25 x 24 x 12 inches) and Headrest Pillow in One Package - Helps Relief from Acid Reflux, Post Surgery, Snoring - 2 inches Memory Foam Top
  • Two Layer Design plus an adjustable memory foam headrest pillow in one package: This latest version is made of 2-INCH memory foam layer on top of a firm base foam, also adding a height-adjustable memory foam headrest to provide better support for your neck and head. The end result is the most comfortable wedge pillow system on the market. U.S. Patented
  • Designed to help patients with acid reflux, snoring, allergies, or any other condition which breathing may be impaired in supine position
  • It can also be used when you are recommeded by a health professional to sleep in an elevated position after surgery. It helps reduce back pain, providing a healthy, more comfortable night's sleep.
  • This latest version comes with a high quality, eco-friendly bamboo cover for both the wedge pillow and the headrest pillow. The covers are machine-washable(Size: 25" x 24" x 12"). Note: based on the number of people who want to purchase extra pillowcases for this wedge pillow, we have released an optional 400 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton pillowcase on Amazon (sold separately and available on Amazon).
  • Every product comes with the trademark InteVision on its packaging (Net product weight: 4.7 lbs). Note: this wedge pillow is placed in a vacuum sealed package. It will regain its intended shape after opening the package.
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

Relax Support RS6 Wedge Pillow Whole Memory Foam 3-in-1 Technology Large Adjustable Bed Pillow for Reflux Reading Snoring Sleeping to Support Body Back Neck Legs Pregnancy

Relax Support RS6 Wedge Pillow Whole Memory Foam 3-in-1 Technology Large Adjustable Bed Pillow for Reflux Reading Snoring Sleeping to Support Body Back Neck Legs Pregnancy
  • ✅ THE ONLY WEDGE PILLOW With STRATEGIC ELEVATION TECHNOLOGY - The RS6 Wedge Pillow gives you 3 ELEVATION CHOICES all in one back cushion! This INNOVATIVE creation comes with two wedge pillows with DIFFERENT ELEVATION DEGREES which also can be ZIPPED UP INTO ONE PILLOW for the highest degree angle of support. Use the whole pillow for yourself or give the other half to your partner.
  • ✅ FULL MEMORY FOAM - The RS6 pillow is made from premium quality memory foam to help perfectly elevate your spine and head for better upright posture. Our pillow is unique because it is made up completely of memory foam while the competition only offers classic foam or a simple top layer of memory foam. Thats why our pillow is the perfect therapy pillow to sit and watch TV or sleep on your side and also makes for an excellent positioning pillow for couples.
  • ✅ FOUNDATIONALLY FIRM YET SOFT AS A CLOUD: IF YOU’VE DONE YOUR RESEARCH, you already know that most back support pillows are either hard as a brick or so soft that they “melt away” into nothing. The RS6 RELAX SUPPORT WEDGE PILLOW does neither and we have GONE THE EXTRA MILE TO GIVE YOU the support you need by offering you an EXTRA HALF-MOON memory foam pillow.
  • ✅ THE BEST LUMBAR WEDGE PILLOW – IDEAL FOR ACID REFLUX, NECK PAIN, RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, SNORING, GERD, HEARTBURN, COLD & SINUS AND MORE: The RS6 WEDGE PILLOW is manufactured from the HIGHEST QUALITY MEMORY FOAM from the best memory foam manufacturers IN THE WORLD. The pillow also comes with a cover which PREVENTS SLIPPING during the night and it is also REMOVABLE and MACHINE WASHABLE.
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Dodow - Sleep Aid Device - More Than 500.000 Users are Falling Asleep Faster with Dodow!

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  • Dodow is a metronome with a light system that teaches you how to fall asleep naturally, without taking any medicine.
  • Tap the touch-sensitive surface once for the 8-minute mode and twice for the 20-minute mode.
  • At the end of the exercise (8 or 20 minutes) Dodow switches itself off.
  • With Dodow, someone who normally takes 60 minutes to fall asleep will take no more than 25 - and will gain around hundred more hours of sleep per year.
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BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

Lunix 3pcs Orthopedic Bed Wedge Pillow Set, Post Surgery Memory Foam for Back,Leg and Knee Pain Relief. Sitting Pillow for Reading, Adjustable Pillows for Acid Reflux and GERD for Sleeping Navy

Lunix 3pcs Orthopedic Bed Wedge Pillow Set, Post Surgery Memory Foam for Back,Leg and Knee Pain Relief. Sitting Pillow for Reading, Adjustable Pillows for Acid Reflux and GERD for Sleeping Navy
  • While other bed wedge pillows are way too firm & uncomfortable, don’t relieve the post-surgery pain or they slide down making it impossible to fall asleep or relax in a pain-free position, the Lunix bed wedge pillow set is made of premium 45D memory foam to quickly adapt to your body shape and height. The unique velcro strap on the head pillow stops it from sliding and provides hours of comfort.
  • You deserve painless and relaxing days! You want to recover quicker after shoulder, hip or rotator cuff surgery, get rid of lower back pain, muscle spasms or snoring and reduce acid reflux or gerd. Lunix has designed the most effective orthopedic wedge pillows! No matter if you want to sleep, read or just watch TV more comfortably, you will feel the wonders of a natural upright spine alignment on your tight neck, lower back or hips.
  • Our mission is to improve your health! The LX5 premium recliner wedge pillows have been tested post-surgery by over 500 volunteers to ensure a comfortable reclined position. Our thinned head pillow (3”) releases neck pressure and the versatile design allows for full-body relaxation. Forget about arthritis pain instantly: “These pillow are addicting!”
  • The perfect gift for a loved one! If you are looking for a great gift that has a life-improving factor, then you would love our memory foam sit up pillow for bed. The 100% adjustable design is suitable for women & men of any height and the soft washable cover is very smooth on your skin. You can use it in the bed, on the couch without sliding down. We include 1 travel bag to make storing hustle-free.
  • You deserve only the best quality! We are a family-owned business based in CA and we pride ourselves on providing only tested & premium products with one year warranty and amazing U.S. based customer support for our community of hardworking Americans. We designed the bed back support with attention-to-detail to bring pain relief & relaxation in your daily life.
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

Lisenwood Foam Bed Wedge Pillow Set - Reading Pillow & Back Support Wedge Pillow for Sleeping - 2 Separated Sit Up Pillows for Bed - Angled Bed Pillow, Triangle Pillow for Back and Legs Support

Lisenwood Foam Bed Wedge Pillow Set - Reading Pillow & Back Support Wedge Pillow for Sleeping - 2 Separated Sit Up Pillows for Bed - Angled Bed Pillow, Triangle Pillow for Back and Legs Support
  • 【2 SEPARATED FOAM WEDGE PILLOWS - MORE VERSATILE】:The Bed Wedge Pillow can be used under the head, and the back. Measuring 23.6” wide and 12” high, the wedge easily fits on any bed, providing additional comfort and support while SITTING or SLEEPING. The Leg Wedge Pillow relieves discomfort and pressure in the legs, knees, hips and lower back. You could ASSEMBLE the 2 pillows in any way, and place to any place you like.
  • 【HEALTHY SLEEP + PAIN RELIEF + RELAX PILLOW SET】: By supporting your upper BACK & SHOULDERS, the Back Support Pillow promotes a better sleep position. Medical designed 12" height, it can help relieve NECK and BACK pain, acid reflux, GERD, snoring, allergies and other breathing issues. The Leg Wedge Pillow reduces pressure on MUSCLES, DISC & TAILBONE, decompressing the back and allowing passive traction using the weight of your body.
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  • 【WASHABLE PLUSH COVER + BREATHABLE INNER CASE + CONCEALED ZIPPER】: Our Triangle Pillows use the ULTRA-SOFT & WASHABLE cushion cover, which is made of PREMIUM plush fabric. We offer another BREATHABLE inner case to keep the 2 Wedge Pillows more clean. What's more, we choose the high-cost CONCEALED zipper, all to make you feel more comfortable. All materials are performance-tested, emission-tested & durability-tested!
  • 【MULTI-USE & HEALTHY WEDGE PILLOWS BY ELEVATING】: With 100% FOAM + ERGONOMIC DESIGN SHAPE, our Angled Bed Pillows improves your sleep posture, which can help preventing HEALTH issues with your spine, neck and shoulders. Position the back pillow upright while you WATCH TV or READ in bed, use the leg pillow to elevate your legs and feet. PERFECT reading pillow, sit up pillow for bed, pillow for gerd sufferers, bed wedges for sleeping...
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Cushy Form Bed Wedge Pillow - 1.5 Inch Memory Foam Top (25 x 24 x 12 Inches) Best for Sleeping, Reading, Rest or Elevation - Breathable and Washable Cover (12 Inch Wedge, White)

Cushy Form Bed Wedge Pillow - 1.5 Inch Memory Foam Top (25 x 24 x 12 Inches) Best for Sleeping, Reading, Rest or Elevation - Breathable and Washable Cover (12 Inch Wedge, White)
  • ✅ TURN YOUR BED INTO A COMFORTABLE RECLINER - By improving your body posture and supporting your upper back and shoulders, this bed wedge cushion can relieve you of back and neck pain, as well as improve circulation.
  • ✅ IMPROVE YOUR OVERALL HEALTH - This bed wedge riser promotes a better sleep position and provides relief from orthopedic health issues with your spine, neck and shoulders. Multipurpose and adjustable - enjoy the perfect angle, position the wedge upright while watching TV or reading - or you can even use it for leg elevation!
  • ✅ HIGH DENSITY MEMORY FOAM TOP - To maximize comfort and fit your body's shape as best as possible, the bed wedge pillow features a layer of high density memory foam. The foam contours to your shoulders, neck and head, offering you a uniquely comfortable slope for a restful experience. Wedge measurements are 25 x 24 x 12 inches. The Cushy Form Wedge is firm and will not collapse under your body. We recommend using an extra pillow on top for neck and head support.
  • ✅ BREATHABLE & WASHABLE COVER - In addition to its comfortable memory foam layer, the bed wedge pillow has a soft and breathable cover. Not only does it help it maintain a comfortable temperature, it's also easily removable and machine washable!
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BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

ZOEMO Memory Foam Orthopedic Bed Wedge Pillow for Sleeping, Post Surgery Support for Back,Leg and Knee,Neck Back Leg Support Pillow for Sleeping in Bed, Reading Pillow and Bed Rest Pillow for Reading

ZOEMO Memory Foam Orthopedic Bed Wedge Pillow for Sleeping, Post Surgery Support for Back,Leg and Knee,Neck Back Leg Support Pillow for Sleeping in Bed, Reading Pillow and Bed Rest Pillow for Reading
  • Comfortable Bed Wedge Pillow: The ZOEMO Versatile Triangle Pillow using high-density memory foam which can contours to the shape of your body to provide unrivaled comfort, can provide a 30° or 60° degree angle that supports a gradual, or steep slope which allows head/neck/back/leg to get the right amount of pressure.
  • 12 in 1 Multi-Purpose Design: The Foldable Memory Foam Wedge Pillow features a foldable design technology which can support usage for the head, back, or as the perfect leg wedge pillow. 7 ways to customize the height and incline to your comfort.
  • Good Daily Company: Position the back pillow upright while you WATCH TV or READ in bed, or use it as a leg pillow to elevate your legs and feet. So it also use as a reading pillow, sit up pillow for bed, pillow for gerd sufferers, bed wedges for sleeping and so on.
  • Healthy Sleep: Useing a foldable design that lets you use it to promote a healthier posture, help reduce neck pain, to increase blood flow, promote breathing, reduce snoring and heartburn when sleeping at night, reduce the effects of knee pain, back pain, varicose veins, edema, and more! So it's a great choice for enhance the quality of your sleep.
  • Warranty: Contact us by orders if you have any questions. Return, refund and exchange service is supported if needed.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

Lunix 4pcs Orthopedic Bed Wedge Pillow Set, Post Surgery Memory Foam for Back, Neck, Leg and Knee Pain Relief. Sitting Pillow, Comfortable and Adjustable Pillows for Acid Reflux and GERD for Sleeping

Lunix 4pcs Orthopedic Bed Wedge Pillow Set, Post Surgery Memory Foam for Back, Neck, Leg and Knee Pain Relief. Sitting Pillow, Comfortable and Adjustable Pillows for Acid Reflux and GERD for Sleeping
  • While other bed wedge pillows are way too firm & uncomfortable, don’t relieve the post-surgery pain or they slide down making it impossible to fall asleep or relax in a pain-free position, the Lunix bed wedge pillow set is made of premium 45D memory foam to quickly adapt to your body shape and height. The unique velcro strap on the head pillow stops it from sliding and provides hours of comfort.
  • You deserve painless and relaxing days! You want to recover quicker after shoulder, hip or rotator cuff surgery, get rid of lower back pain, muscle spasms or snoring and reduce acid reflux or gerd. Lunix has designed the most effective orthopedic wedge pillows! No matter if you want to sleep, read or just watch TV more comfortably, you will feel the wonders of a natural upright spine alignment on your tight neck, lower back or hips.
  • Our mission is to improve your health! The LX5 premium recliner wedge pillows have tested post-surgery by over 500 volunteers to ensure a comfortable reclined position. Our thinned head pillow (2.9”) releases neck pressure and the higher knee rest allows for full-body relaxation. Forget about arthritis pain instantly: “These pillows are addicting!”
  • The perfect gift for a loved one! If you are looking for a great gift that has a life-improving factor, then you would love our memory foam sit up pillow for bed. The 100% adjustable design is suitable for women & men of any height and the organic bamboo washable cover is very smooth on your skin. You can use it in the bed, on the couch and on the floor without sliding down. We include 2 vacuum bags to make storing hustle-free
  • You deserve only the best quality! We are a family-owned business based in CA and we pride ourselves on providing only tested & premium products with one year warranty and amazing U.S. based customer support for our community of hardworking Americans. We designed the bed back support with attention-to-detail to bring pain relief & relaxation in your daily life.
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

Bed Wedge Pillow With Memory Foam Top – Ideal For Comfortable and Restful Sleeping – Alleviates Neck and Back Pain, Acid Reflux, Snoring, Heartburn, Allergies - Versatile – Removable, Washable Cover

Bed Wedge Pillow With Memory Foam Top – Ideal For Comfortable and Restful Sleeping – Alleviates Neck and Back Pain, Acid Reflux, Snoring, Heartburn, Allergies - Versatile – Removable, Washable Cover
  • REST UP IN COMFORT — Bed wedge pillow specifically designed for ultimate relaxation. Use to elevate your head or recline comfortably for instant relief. To maximize comfort and fit your body’s shape, back wedge pillow FEATURES A LAYER OF HIGH DENSITY MEMORY FOAM for enhanced sleep. With this ultra soft pillow you are guaranteed to have good nights sleep, which I’m sure you can use!
  • IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH — Sleeping at an inclined angle with a mattress wedge is known to reduce snoring, relieve neck/back pain, acid reflux, snoring, allergies, breathing issues, release pressure on the upper back muscles and more — ideal sleeping wedge for your well-being!
  • UPSTANDING QUALITY-EASY TO MAINTAIN — Made with premium-quality high-density foam and measuring 25” x 24” x 12”. Our foam wedge for bed is free from toxic substances, will not be harsh against your skin and doesn’t get heated unlike other memory foam pillows. Pillow is protected with a highly breathable, REMOVABLE COVER WHICH CAN BE WASHED and is sure to last for many years of use.
  • VERSATILE INCLINE PILLOW — The back wedge pillow not just serves as an elevated pillow for sleeping, but can be used to reclining support while watching TV/reading your favorite book/magazines, as a supporting cushion during pregnancy/post-surgery pillow and event for raising your legs. This multipurpose pillow is sure to come to good use!
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

InteVision Foam Bed Wedge Pillow (26" x 25" x 7.5") Headrest Pillow in ONE Package - 2" Memory Foam Top - Removable Bamboo Cover - Helps Relief from Acid Reflux, Post Surgery, Snoring

InteVision Foam Bed Wedge Pillow (26
  • Two Layer Design with High Quality Bamboo Cover: This latest version is made of 2-INCH memory foam layer on top of a firm base foam, also adding a height adjustable memory foam headrest to provide better support for your neck and head. The end result is the most comfortable wedge pillow system on the market. U.S. Patented
  • Designed to help patients with acid reflux, snoring, allergies, or any other condition which breathing may be impaired in supine position
  • It can also be used when you are recommeded by a health professional to sleep in an elevated position after surgery. It helps reduce back pain, providing a healthy, more comfortable night's sleep.
  • Comes with a machine-washable, high quality bamboo cover (Size: 26" x 25" x 7.5"). Note: based on the number of people who want to purchase extra pillowcases for this wedge pillow, we have just released an optional 400 thread count, 100% Egyptian cotton pillowcase on Amazon (sold separately and available on Amazon).

5 More Questions Answered

How long does pain last after arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Depending on the medicine you had during the surgery, your entire arm may feel numb or like you cannot move it. This goes away in 12 to 24 hours. When you can return to work or your usual routine will depend on your shoulder problem. Most people need 6 weeks or longer to recover.

Can you sleep lying down after shoulder surgery?

In many cases, the best way to sleep after shoulder surgery is in a recliner. The recliner allows you to lie down and rest without giving you the freedom to turn over.

How do you shower after shoulder surgery?

You may remove your dressing 48 hours after your surgery to take a shower. You may let soap and water gently wash over your incisions, but do not scrub them. Pat them dry with a towel, then recover each of the incisions with a band-aid.

When can I take sling off after shoulder surgery?

You may be able to take the bandage off in about 3 days, or when your doctor tells you. Your arm will also be in a sling for at least 1 week and maybe as long as 6 weeks. You may take the sling off when you dress or wash and during rehabilitation (rehab).

What are the 3 most painful surgeries?

Most painful surgeries
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  • Proctocolectomy. ...
  • Complex spinal reconstruction.
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