Sleep Adjustments

Physical healing of the body and mind
Joined: 09 Jan 2009, 00:14

29 Aug 2004, 22:35 #21

Im on day 18 and still to this day I am waking up in the middle of the night. Before it was really bad, every hour on the hour, but now it is only once! I know that it will be better once I get back into the groove of things now that the kids are going back to school so Im sure that I wont be waking up in the middle of the night. Hang in there everyone!

Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

01 Sep 2004, 03:57 #22

Sunday night (day 10) was the first night I slept through the night w/out getting up every hour. Even falling asleep was crazy-I would twitch right at that moment that I was drifting off. It was disturbing at first, but I realized that my body was going to probably do tricks for awhile until my state of normal returned.

Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:19

07 Nov 2004, 07:05 #23

I found this quite interesting, in the week leading up to my quit date, I was worried about sleep issues. From day one I have s;ept better, been able to wake earlier and enjoyed much more energy from the onset. I'll admit this strengthens me, I feel great about not having to drag myself out of bed. I used to wake around 7:30 to get the kids ready for school, and spend the morning rushing adn being grumpy at everyone. I now wake before the alarm at 6:00 a.m and spend time quitely with the kids before we start our mad rush. It's great.

Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 19:21

07 Nov 2004, 12:53 #24

Hello all

Sad to say that when I smoked I slept like a log. Since I quit 54 days ago there has not been one full night of sleep. I'm waking up ++ and basically dozing most of the night. I did go to my doc to get something and even that really doesn't help much. My quit remains secure despite this but I have a few questions and wondered if any one had some information.

1] what is the longest anyone has experienced sleep problems?
2] can nicotine use mask a sleep disorder?
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kattatonic1 gold4
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

02 Jan 2006, 15:34 #25

Image Not every Quitter has sleep changes.

It took me a little while to adjust. Sleep has been much better for a very, very long time now!

Kay (Gold x 2)

Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

02 Mar 2006, 21:34 #26

Image As usual, this was how it happened for me. The first week I had trouble getting to sleep. Now, I'm sleeping great and waking up alert. Having this information before you quit is extremely helpful. You don't have to deal with the stress of wondering if you are ever going to get another good nights sleep.
Thanks, Kristie

Kristie - Free and Healing for Thirteen Days, 11 Hours and 3 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 22 Hours, by avoiding the use of 269 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $43.64.

Gold Massabe2006
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

12 May 2006, 22:27 #27

It is nice to read about the things I am experiencing as I progress through this journey. I have been waking up atleast 2 times a night wide awake and at the same time waking up in the morning feeling more rested and alert than I have in years. Incredible.

Dave - Free and Healing for Four Days, 12 Hours and 26 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 7 Hours, by avoiding the use of 90 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $15.82.

Kara anne
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

29 Aug 2006, 22:45 #28

Good to know :) NTAP!

Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

08 Jan 2007, 20:18 #29

I saw where a newer member off for almost two weeks now found herself waking up before her alarm and feeling more alert and refreshed than ever, basically on less sleep than when she was smoking. This string addresses this reaction.

Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

02 Sep 2008, 23:58 #30

From above:
Sleep can get pretty disruptive the first few days. Some people will get very little sleep, waking up every hour or not sleeping at all yet not feel tired. Others can sleep 20 hours a day and be exhausted during their waking hours. Whichever way it goes, sleep will adjust itself when you quit and eventually go back to normal.

But there is a catch. You don't know what normal is. Normal is what it was prior to being a smoker with aging thrown in. Some people have not been normal for decades.