Waking Beauty Layered Sleep System® is recommended for maintaining a supine (back) sleeping posture in the postoperative setting.

Dr Sara Samari

Dr Sara Samari

Dr Sara Samari is a biomedical researcher and writer. Dr Samari’s main areas of expertise are biomedical science, musculoskeletal skeletal, microbiology and physiology.

Why is sleep so important after an operation?

Sleep is an essential, natural and active function of the mind and body that preserves brain activity, improves the immune and cardiovascular systems and promotes tissue repair.

What are the effects of sleep deprivation after an operation?

Sleep deprivation can cause serious issues. Polygraphic studies show that the sleeping pattern of several patients in the days following surgery was altered1. Leading to:

  • A decrease in or loss of the REM phase
  • In some cases, even complete sleep deprivation2

Sleep deprivation post-surgery is associated with:

  • More extended hospitalisation
  • Slower recoverytion
  • Poorer emotional state and quality of life3–7

What does supine sleep mean?

Following surgery, supine sleep, which means lying straight on your back, is the most recommended sleeping position.

The supine position allows your body to rest in a naturally aligned posture:

  • Your arms are relaxed at your side
  • Your legs are relaxed
  • The toes of your feet point towards the ceiling

Which surgeries benefit most from back sleeping post-operative?

The surgeries that benefit the most from sleeping on the back are listed here. The supine position allows your body to rest in a naturally aligned posture.

These sections provide specific details on where the support is most needed to allow your body to rest supine post-surgery:

The benefit is increased when an extra element, like a pillow, is placed underneath body areas for support, such as the shoulders, lower back, knees, or ankles

How can I sleep on my back and stay comfortable?

Sleeping on your back isn’t the most natural way to sleep for a lot of people and it can take a few attempts to adopt the perfect back sleeping position, which is where Waking Beauty Layered Sleep System® comes in.

The Waking Beauty Layered Sleep System® is a medical device developed to help patients rest comfortably on their back during the most uncomfortable nights.

Fully patented in the UK, China, Japan and the USA, the Waking Beauty Layered Sleep System® consists of five elements designed to maintain the back sleep position comfortably.

The system supports the supine position physically to keep the patient comfortable. Its natural cuddly design helps to alleviate any emotions that the new sleeping position may bring

Human Anatomy Diagram

Why is sleep so important after an operation?

Sleep is an essential, natural and active function of the mind and body that preserves brain activity, improves the immune and cardiovascular systems and promotes tissue repair.

What are the effects of sleep deprivation after an operation?

Sleep deprivation can cause serious issues. Polygraphic studies show that the sleeping pattern of several patients in the days following surgery was altered1. Leading to:

  • A decrease in or loss of the REM phase
  • In some cases, even complete sleep deprivation2

Sleep deprivation post-surgery is associated with:

  • More extended hospitalisation
  • Slower recoverytion
  • Poorer emotional state and quality of life3–7

What does supine sleep mean?

Following surgery, supine sleep, which means lying straight on your back, is the most recommended sleeping position.

The supine position allows your body to rest in a naturally aligned posture:

  • Your arms are relaxed at your side
  • Your legs are relaxed
  • The toes of your feet point towards the ceiling

Which surgeries benefit most from back sleeping post-operative?

The surgeries that benefit the most from sleeping on the back are performed on the: The supine position allows your body to rest in a naturally aligned posture:

The benefit is increased when an extra element, like a pillow, is placed underneath body areas for support, such as the shoulders, lower back, knees, or ankles

How can I sleep on my back and stay comfortable?

Sleeping on your back isn’t the most natural way to sleep for a lot of people and it can take a few attempts to adopt the perfect back sleeping position, which is where Waking Beauty Layered Sleep System® comes in.

Human Anatomy Diagram

The Waking Beauty Layered Sleep System® is a medical device developed to help patients rest comfortably on their back during the most uncomfortable nights.

Fully patented in the UK, China, Japan and the USA, the Waking Beauty Layered Sleep System® consists of five elements designed to maintain the back sleep position comfortably.

The system supports the supine position physically to keep the patient comfortable. Its natural cuddly design helps to alleviate any emotions that the new sleeping position may bring

These sections provide specific details on where the support is most needed to allow your body to rest supine post-surgery.

Training before the operation without the complications of pain and fear can help avoid sleep disturbances.

We recommend adapting to sleeping on your back at least 3-4 weeks before surgery to minimise the unfamiliarity of a new sleeping posture combined with the discomfort of even a minor surgery

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any specific queries or concerns, should be discussed with your GP or Surgeon/Medical Specialist before and after the operation.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Computational models showed that side and prone (front) sleep cause mechanical pressure on the face, altering the fibromuscular layers of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). These can cause an accentuation in the face and neck wrinkles. Therefore supine (back) sleeping posture is considered the best to avoid forming fine lines and wrinkles over time8,9.

Your Waking Beauty Layered Sleep System® will support you in sleeping on your back going forward ensuring your face remains sleep wrinkle free and your sleep is restful and comfortable.

SMAS medical diagram
1

Nasolabial folds

2

Melolabial folds (Marionette lines)

3

Mental crease

4

Periorbal areas

5

Cheek lines

6

Superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS)

FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
Computational models showed that side and prone (front) sleep cause mechanical pressure on the face, altering the fibromuscular layers of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). These can cause an accentuation in the face and neck wrinkles. Therefore supine (back) sleeping posture is considered the best to avoid forming fine lines and wrinkles over time8,9.

Your Waking Beauty Layered Sleep System® will support you in sleeping on your back going forward ensuring your face remains sleep wrinkle free and your sleep is restful and comfortable.

1

Nasolabial folds

2

Melolabial folds (Marionette lines)

3

Mental crease

4

Periorbal areas

5

Cheek lines

6

Superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS)