Coma Awakening

Patient : When coma patients "wake up" do alarms sound or are they just discovered? The protagonist in my work of fiction may awake from a come with the entire book, 13 years worth of living, may all be a coma dream. But in the coma dream she has a dream of her waking up in the hospital after the accident that killed her brother and put her in the hospital. Alerting hospital staff immediately would detract from the story...
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