Friday, July 10, 2009

Sorry Jacko, Anesthesia Doesn’t Cure Insomnia

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Being under anesthesia and sleeping are two completely different things.

Anesthesiologist Dr. Panchali Dhar, author of Before The Scalpel: What Everyone Should Know About Anesthesia (Tell Me Press), says it’s bizarre that Michael Jackson reportedly used the anesthetic Diprivan, or propofol, for insomnia because anesthesia doesn’t yield a “restful sleep.”

In fact, most people wake up extremely tired and worn out afterwards.

Dhar says an anesthesia like Diprivan should never, ever be used at home because of its deadly dangers.

One dose too much can kill someone in less than a minute and anyone under it must be heavily monitored by trained doctors tracking their breathing and heart rate to prevent a cardiac arrest like Jackson’s.

She finds it strange that Jackson would’ve been hooked on Diprivan since there’s “no high” involved, just a quick, short-term blackout.

The drug also “burns like crazy” upon injection, which couldn’t have been comfortable for Jacko.

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