How should I sleep after a Hip replacement ? Will sleeping on my back help?

Recommend length of supine sleep post-surgery: at least six weeks

Some operations are more painful than others: hip replacement is one of them.
Sleep deprivation is usually caused by post-operatory pain.

Therefore, finding a more comfortable and easy-to-maintain sleeping position is critical for healing when undergoing hip replacement surgery.

Back sleeping is recommended after the hip replacement to minimise pain and avoid dislocation. If lying on your back is not your more comfortable or usual sleeping posture, you will find HARMONISE and STABILISE to be two excellent helpers in maintaining your supine posture during the night. Also, ALIGN placed between your knees, but not under your knees, can ensure extra support.

See the table below for elements that we recommend:

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.

Waking Beauty® Elements recommended for a hip replacement

Element NameElement Function
HARMONISESuper-soft HARMONISE gives emotional and physical support - Harmonise enables supine sleep while offering the comforting impression of side sleep. It supports the head and gives lateral support to the neck.
STABILISESTABILISE allows individual adjustment in a revolutionary way - Stabilise has a central zip on the reverse, allowing for ventilation and filling variation. Patients have all levels of firmness available in one pillow.
ELEVATEELEVATE raises the head to a comfortable position - Elevate is a small pillow that works synergistically with Stabilise to elevate the head, enabling the patient to retain a certain sleep height.

Would you like extra darkness while asleep?

Ask for REPOSE

Repose eye pillow


Would you like extra elevation for your head?


Elevate pillow


Would you like extra elevation?

Use extra wool filler

Align pillow showing the woollen filling and label close up