Evaluating the effects of general anesthesia on sleep in children undergoing elective surgery: an observational case–control study

In this study, general anesthesia did not result in disturbed sleep or associated negative behavioral changes in otherwise healthy children undergoing elective surgeries of low complexity. Physicians can advise parents that a child’s surgery and associated generalanesthetic exposure may not result in significant changes in postoperative sleep patterns.

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29741674