Avoiding raising the arm and pulling out leads during sleep
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I've seen the advise here against relying on a sling too much and staying mobile post op which makes sense. I'm curious though about how people sleep?
I'd usually lie on my side with the left arm straight up and under the pillow which isn't recommended at all. To make sure that I don't end up doing this in my sleep I've started sleeping with my left arm tied in with a sling like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wonder-Immobilizer-Dislocation-Subluxation-Compression/dp/B08FJHTWC.
I only use the arm loop and keep it loose, this prevents me from lifting the arm up while still allowing me to move the arm about. I've slept ok like this but would love to hear any other experiences of how people avoid pulling out leads in their sleep.
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