During Follicles Unit Extraction therapy or after going through that phase, some major questions arise regarding sleeping postures or patterns. Most of the patients often ask this question to their surgeons i.e. How to sleep after Hair Transplant Surgery? Or what are the different ways of sleeping that a patient should follow after the successful FUE Hair transplant process?
Importance of Sleeping Posture after Hair Transplant.
In the earlier days after hair transplantation, the scalps and the hair grafts are quite sensitive & delicate. The person who recently goes from FUE hair surgery should avoid disturbing these sensitive areas as it may impact on your recovery process adversely.
To take care of the sleeping posture, the following recommendations are outlined:
- Cleanliness of Bedsheets & Pillowcases
Cleanliness is very essential for an individual or a patient. For light & comfortable night, sleep make sure that your bedsheets & pillowcases are clean. It is also very crucial to check that your bedsheets are detergent free from infections. Thus, clean bedsheets stay away from different kinds of allergens.
- Put Soft Dark Towel over your Pillow
Placing a soft dark towel on your pillow is a must because, after FUE hair restoration surgery, some leakage from the scalp is quite common. To prevent staining or leakage from the scalp, use a soft towel as it effectively avoids staining your pillow as well as a bedsheet. You can sleep properly & comfortably.
- Evade Sleeping on Your Stomach
Sleeping on the stomach is very harmful as it arises several disturbances in your body. It occurs swelling. For a patient, it is very necessary to take care of its sleeping position. If you are sleeping on your stomach then migrate your sleeping posture for the betterment of your hair transplant results.
- Sleep Properly With Straight (Elevated) Back & Head
There are lots of sleeping postures but for a Hair restoration patient, it is essential to sleep properly with their head & back elevated to your pillow. A proper posture of 45- degrees is considered as best for the first 4-5 days after surgery. It controls swelling & boost up your healing process. A proper sleeping posture is very important for a sweet sleep.
- Maintain Your Proper Sleeping Patterns
After treatment successfully, it is necessary to take a lot of rest to relax your body and recover fast. Take good sleep at night for the first week following your surgery can boost up your healing power. Proper rest for the first four nights is very crucial as mentioned in the treatment.
- Scalp Protection.
Protect your scalp from hitting on the board as it can make an adverse effect on your recovery process. For protection, a small pillow is placed in between your head & the board. It may make a huge difference.