How long should you sleep in a recliner after shoulder surgery?
It’s in your best interest to avoid lying flat for a bit post-surgery, as it can worsen the pain on your shoulder. For most patients, 4-6 weeks is the recommended allotted time to sleep in a recliner after surgery.
An optimal, popular recliner is the Lazy Boy chair. But if you don’t have a recliner, you can use a wedge pillow (45-degree incline) or a few pillows piled up to prop up and support your lower back. You can also place another pillow underneath the back of your arm to relieve more tension off the affected shoulder.
3 tips to help your shoulder while sleeping
These three tips will help you sleep like a baby while you’re in post-surgery recovery: