How to Sleep After a Hair Transplant in Toronto


The choices made once you head home following a Toronto hair transplant may impact not only your results, but how comfortable your recovery is.

Choosing an experienced, in-demand hair transplant surgeon can help guarantee you have a natural-looking hairline and full, lush results, but you have a role to play in your success as well. It’s essential for patients to follow post-operative instructions for washing, exercise and sleeping. We’re going to provide some simple tips to give you the “head’s up” about comfortable, safe sleeping after a hair transplant in Toronto.

Prepare your bedroom

Before the big day, you’ll need to do some preparation at home. You can elevate the head of your mattress using a firm couch cushion or other solid objects placed under the mattress top. You’ll want to raise up the head roughly 35-45 degrees. You can also apply folded quilts to the head area, and stock up on a variety of pillow and cushion sizes. Prepping your couch or other lounge areas this way will save you work later when you want to rest.

Cushion the headboard

Serious injury or damage to implants related to bumping the headboard or laying flat aren’t common, but may slow your healing progress and increase discomfort. A little cushion against the headboard can help prevent accidentally bumping your crown in the middle of the night.

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Try an airline pillow

Purchase an airline pillow. When relaxing on the couch or in bed, the unique, fitted nature of these pillows does a great job of offloading pressure from the sensitive donor area at the back and sides of the scalp.

While sleeping, try placing firm pillows at either side of your head. You might be able to prevent rolling over unintentionally. Find the most comfortable position that works for you without pressing directly on the extraction or implant area. Keep your head elevated, and you’ll avoid unnecessary swelling or bleeding due to blood pressure increases in the head.

Don’t constrict blood flow

If you go home with any wrap or gauze or bandage on your head, it will be kept loose and likely removed after 1 day. Your surgeon will want to avoid any constriction of blood flow in your scalp. Don’t add bandages, wraps or tight items which could impair good lymphatic drainage.

Take medications as directed

Take your pain medication. Though the recovery from a hair transplant in Toronto is not described as significantly painful, sensations often feel amplified when patients are trying to sleep. At nighttime, take the recommended medication for comfort to help you sleep soundly through the night.

Luckily, after the first week, most swelling and discomfort will be greatly reduced. Toronto hair transplant patients can resume regular sleeping by the second week in most cases.

If you have questions about hair transplant procedures, or what the recovery will be like, we’re happy to answer them. You’re invited to schedule a complimentary consultation with the hair specialists at Verso Surgery Centre today.

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