Things to Do During an Overnight Hospital Stay

Afraid of getting bored during an overnight hospital stay? Here are a few activities to help pass the time.

Depending on the procedure you’re having done, an overnight stay at the hospital might be necessary. If you were under anesthesia, you may feel sleepy and just want to catch up on some rest. However, if you find yourself with a sudden burst of energy after your visitors have gone home, here are a few ideas to get you through the night.

  • Catch up on some late night TV
  • Write in a journal
  • Listen to a podcast or audiobook
  • Play cards
  • Do a crossword or similar type puzzle
  • Color

6 Different Items to Pack for an Overnight Hospital Stay

  • Catch up on your correspondence
  • Daydream and make a list of things you hope to be doing in 6 months
  • Learn about/interview the nurse caring for you
  • Read a book or magazine
  • Play connect the dots
  • Knit/crochet
  • Download a new app
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