How To Sleep After Umbilical Hernia Repair. Hernias generally do not go away on their own and you cannot fix a hernia without surgery, except for umbilical hernias in infants. An umbilical hernia repair is a relatively routine surgery and takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
Yes, you should sleep on your side or back after umbilical hernia surgery. I had umbilical hernia repair on 4.1.15 and also 8.10.16 i think. You may wish to utilize soft supportive pillows when you sleep on your side.