Does sedation have side effects?
Potential side effects of sedation, although there are fewer than with general anesthesia, include headache, nausea and drowsiness.
These side effects usually go away quickly.
Because levels of sedation vary, it’s important to be monitored during surgery to make sure you don’t experience complications..
Can a sedated person hear you?
Can they hear me? Probably – we don’t know for sure. This will depend on how much sedation they have been given or any injury to their brain that they may have. If they can hear you, they are unable to speak if they have a breathing tube in their mouth.
Does sedation mean put to sleep?
Sedation is either the state of being relaxed or sleepy because of a drug, or the act of drugging someone with a sedative. Sedatives are drugs that people take to relax or fall asleep, and sedation has two related meanings. Sedation can be the condition of someone who has taken a sedative.
How long does it take to recover from being sedated?
The sedative effect of the drugs will gradually wear off during the course of the day. Most patients are well enough to return to their normal activities within 24 hours depending on the nature of their work.
What does sedation anesthesia feel like?
Depending on the procedure, the level of sedation may range from minimal (you’ll feel drowsy but able to talk) to deep (you probably won’t remember the procedure). Moderate or deep sedation may slow your breathing, and in some cases, you may be given oxygen. Analgesia may also contribute to drowsiness.