The American College of Surgeons is no longer mandating that doctors take a nap halfway through every surgery. Experts believe that the move could help to reduce healthcare costs for patients going under the knife by about 37%.
Previous nap requirements were turning routine, 45-minute surgeries into two hour ordeals. Now, only surgeries over 3 hours long will require a nap of at least 30 minutes by the halfway mark. Consumer Reports recommends that Americans break up larger surgeries into multiple mini-operations as often as possible to avoid having to pay a doctor for their time spent curled up on the operating table next to their barely-clothed, unconscious bodies.