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Tired all day yet can't seem to sleep at night...

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  1. franny
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         I am on day 5 of quitting smoking and not finding things so great... I am quite tired most of the time.  Also, I am sleeping about 5 hours a night (I'm a usual 9 hour sleeper).  Does anybody have feedback as to how long this will last?  Any help is appreciated!
  2. wandam
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    Hi Franny,

    I definitely struggled with sleep issues like you. I can’t remember exactly how long my sleep schedule was out of whack. I want to say it took a few weeks for my sleep to get back to normal. Hang in there, it will get better!
  3. kate r, quit coach
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    Hi franny,

    Congratulations on quitting and getting to day 5! I am sorry you are finding things difficult right now, though.

    Sleep can be disturbed when quitting smoking; it is a common withdrawal symptom. You are not the only one, and wandam seems to have experienced this as well during their quit. It seems many people find the first week to be the worst, but it will absolutely get better! Your body is busy repairing itself and adjusting to not smoking.

    Hang in there! One of the benefits reported by some of our clients is that after being quit for a period of time, they feel their energy actually increases. You will not feel this tired forever.

    - Kate R
    Last modified on 24 Mar 2019 23:22 by kate r, quit coach
  4. efreeman75
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    Franny, sleep disruption is totally normal.  I had to put myself on a pretty strict nightly routine to get any sleep the first few weeks.

    For starters, I would go for a pretty lengthy walk after dinner.  Then about 30 minutes before bedtime, I would have a couple of crackers with peanut butter and a glass of milk.  Usually had a cup of tea after that.  The little snack and warm tea really helped.  Oh, and watch the daily caffeine intake!

    Your body will adjust to being deprived of nicotine.  The withdrawal period is uncomfortable, but when its over, the results are worth the little bit of short-term pain.
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