When Noodles had this done, the only way he was comfortable enough to lay down and sleep was having him draped over my stomach. He slept like that for the first 3 nights. I don't know if it had to do with him wearing the cone or what, but that is what he decided was comfortable. I only had to give him his pain pills for the first 2 days and after that he was fine. He hated the cone, but I kept it on him for seven days like I was instructed. I did have to take it off for him to eat and drink or else he wouldn't have been able to do either. Oh, he also figured out if he dropped a treat in the cone, he could spin around in circles, causing the item to fly out and then he would catch it in the air. Yup, he sure knows how to entertain!