• Ideally, you will sleep on your back in a slightly elevated position after surgery, particularly in the first week.
  • As you may be recommended to sleep on your back for up to 6 weeks, you are advised to practice sleeping in this position in the days before your surgery, particularly if you are used to sleeping on your side or stomach.
  • Sleeping on your back will help to reduce swelling and discomfort, and also reduce the risk of the implant moving before you are fully healed.