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Why does it take so long to wake up from anesthesia?

I am a 20 year old female. I want to know why does it take so long to wake up from anesthesia?

1 Answer

Normally, a patient awakes from anesthesia in a matter of minutes, or maybe in the elderly or sick people it could take hours. Delayed awakening could be when a patient after gas is discontinued keeps asleep for more that one hour. It could be due to a patient metabolic disorder, endocrine disorder, or low temperature.