Why do people have trouble sleeping after heart surgery?
Do you sleep better once you return home?
Can worrying about your heart actually keep you awake?
Can sleep apnea cause post-surgery problems?
Can regular exercise after heart surgery help, too?
Should you join a cardiac-rehabilitation program?
Are there things you should avoid to protect your sleep?
Can you stress yourself out of restorative ZZZs?
How can you prepare for the best possible night's sleep?
When should you alert your doctor about poor sleep?
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