If you are considering surgery, you may wonder what will happen if you wake up from anesthesia. And you may be a little afraid of this time.

However, knowing is power, knowing in advance what you will feel after surgery will be helpful.

Most of our surgeries at Evita clinic are undergoing sleep anesthesia.

And for sleep anesthesia I usually use a drug called propofol.

A brief description of propofol is an intravenous anesthetic, often called a sleep anesthetic, as a phenolic compound.

Intravenous anesthetics mean that an injection into the vein literally takes place and an injection is injected through the vein. Therefore, intravenous injection is required for sleep anesthesia.

Because it is injected intravenously, the method is simpler than the inhalation anesthetic, and it is suitable when the short-term anesthesia is needed because the metabolism occurs quickly after the administration.

In addition, the metabolic rate is so fast that it rarely accumulates in the body.

And easy to adjust the depth of anesthesia, recovery from anesthesia is also faster.

So what if you wake up from sleep anesthesia? When you wake up from some general anesthesia, you are most likely to wake up in extreme pain.

However, when awake from sleep anesthesia is usually not like that. Properly used sleep anesthesia is less likely to have such side effects and can wake up from anesthesia in a more relaxed state.

On the other hand, because of this part, propofol is abused as a substitute for hallucinogen, and as it is a social problem, it needs to be adjusted by strict medical staff.

There are no medical theories, but there are people who tell us that they had dreamed a number of dreams, dreamed about things you do not normally dream about, or dreamed of a very long and clear dream.

If you are in a post-operative mental state, you may feel like you have been drinking a lot and have a faint dreaming.

In our clinic case, after the surgery and anesthesia, check the vital signs such as blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen saturation, sit down in the surgery room, check the state of consciousness, and then you will be moved.

Immediately after waking up from anesthesia, there is a lower sense of movement than usual, and there is a risk that if you hurry too much, you may fall over.

So, you have to sit in the surgery room enough. After that, when you are judged to be able to walk, you will slowly move to the recovery room while receiving your support.

For reference, the Evita clinic’s recovery room is close to the operating room for the convenience of patients.

A few steps away from the surgery room, right opposite.  Also, these few steps from the operating room to the recovery room are a measure of your conscious or exercise status.

Then, after taking an hour or two of rest in this recovery room, check your vital signs once again, check your consciousness and your condition, and if you do not have any suspicious symptoms, you will return to your place.

Also, after waking up from anesthesia, body temperature is colder than normal. For this purpose, the bed of the recovery room for the patient immediately after the surgery is always warmed by the body temperature maintaining device to recover the body temperature.

And for sleep anesthesia, you should fast for 6 hours before your visit including water. So, most of them feel thirst and hunger right after surgery.

However, shortly after awakening from anesthesia, the exercise capacity of the digestive system is also a little slow, so if you eat or drink immediately, you can vomit.

To prevent this, after a certain period of time from waking up the anesthesia, a small amount of water is used to evaluate the ability to recover the feeding function.

And, after serving such a small amount of water, we offer soup if you have a lot of hunger.

It is not a problem to eat most of the food after returning home, as long as it is possible to digest well.

You will feel that you are somewhat rested in the recovery room, have some water, and enjoy some simple food.

However, before returning home, I urge you to go to the restroom and go around the recovery room.

This is because, even if you feel that you have recovered sufficiently, if your cardiovascular or nervous system has not yet recovered, you may feel dizzy as you get up and lying down due to orthostatic hypotension or autonomic dysfunction.

Therefore, moving the body while going to the restroom or walking around in the recovery room will help restore your athletic ability.

We also do not recommend driving after anesthesia.

Even if you have enough time in the recovery room after wake up from the anesthesia enough, there may still be some dizziness, and above all, it is not recommended to drive because it can be a problem for instantaneous judgment.

If you need a car, it is best to have a driver who is not your own. If not, we recommend you to take a taxi home.

Today we learned more about the state of anesthesia. Many people worry that if they wake up from anesthesia, they will wake up in pain.

So we have provided you with detailed instructions, I hope it helps.