The only way I could get comfortable to sleep after getting my plate and 6 screws was to put a pillow between my legs when I would lay on my side. I did this for the first few weeks after my accident. I am not at 10 weeks since the accident, 9 since my surgery and the only real problem with sleep I have now is if the sheet and blanket are tucked in at the foot of the bed. I have to have them untucked otherwise that puts too much pressure on my foot and leg. I hope that helps you some.