That’s because typically, only local numbing agents are used in these cases.Some procedures, such as colonoscopies, may include conscious sedation without a request, but you can ask for different levels of sedation.
Conscious sedation helps reduce anxiety, discomfort, and pain during certain procedures.
This is accomplished with medications and (sometimes) local anesthesia to induce relaxation.
Results Patients were from various intensive care units: medical respiratory (52%), surgical trauma (35%), and cardiac surgery (13%).
They spent 42% of the time in deep sedation, 38% in mild/moderate sedation, and 20% awake/alert.
Sedation can also be given as an alternative to general anesthesia if your risk of complications from anesthesia is too high. The most common feelings are drowsiness and relaxation.