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Hi All,

New to this site I am in my 2nd week of trying to quit a 30 plus a day habit. I am now down to 3 a day with the help of strong patches and think I will be able to give up very soon. The problems I am having is not being able to sleep, keep waking around 3 in thew morning and not being able to get back to sleep. It then makes me irritable during the day :mad: I realy want to quit any advise would really help thank you :)

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  • Hi All,

    New to this site I am in my 2nd week of trying to quit a 30 plus a day habit. I am now down to 3 a day with the help of strong patches and think I will be able to give up very soon. The problems I am having is not being able to sleep, keep waking around 3 in thew morning and not being able to get back to sleep. It then makes me irritable during the day :mad: I realy want to quit any advise would really help thank you :)

    Hi Catherine and welcome to the forum, congratulations on quitting the fags , what you are going through is perfectly normal lots of people suffer sleep disturbance , it does go but it is important not to stress but relax the sleep will return soon enough i know that doesn't help much Catherine but it is normal hang in there , Once you settle into the forum Catherine take a look at peoples signatures they contain sonme great advise and help, have a look in the Symptons of quitting thread you will see lots and lots of people the same as you and i all suffered bad sleeping patterns.

    keep posting everyday let us all know how you are doing, you will meet some lovely people on here who will always help :)

    here is a link that may help. quitsmoking.about.com/od/af...

  • Hi All,

    New to this site I am in my 2nd week of trying to quit a 30 plus a day habit. I am now down to 3 a day with the help of strong patches and think I will be able to give up very soon. The problems I am having is not being able to sleep, keep waking around 3 in thew morning and not being able to get back to sleep. It then makes me irritable during the day :mad: I realy want to quit any advise would really help thank you :)

    Hi Catherine

    I'm on my second week too - using 21mg NiQuitIn clear patches. I was having lots of problems sleeping and when I was sleeping I had nightmares. Someone here advised me to take the patch off at night and so far, two nights good sleep, which is helping me deal with the cravings in a more rational way during the day.

    This forum is great and just knowing there are people in the same situation as you makes all the difference. And folks like Bradders are a huge help!

  • Hi Catherine :)

    Well done for stopping smoking a huge decision for most of us Braddres is right most of us suffer sleep problems at first

    I think a lot of it is that you're getting more oxygen in your bloodstream and therefore your brain than you're used to and if you're using 24 hour patches that won't help with it

    Many take them off at night I didn't use them as they didn't suit me but we don't smoke when asleep anyway

    Below is my standard welcome and advice post which I try and give all new members

    Welcome to the forum and well done on the decision to quit possibly one of the most important you will ever make and you will be losing nothing but you will regain control of your life and that has to be good

    You will find all the help and support you need on here as we all help each other just like a family we are here for you every step of the way cheering the good days and sympathising with the bad but the good far outweigh the bad

    Read the posts on here you will find a lot of tips and advice and in the signatures of a lot you will find links to other sites just click on them Here are 2 I find very good to start you off whyquit.com and woofmang.com Read, read and then read some more as the more you read and learn about why you smoked and about your addiction the easier your quit will be

    This link is good for the psychological part of quitting whyquit.com/whyquit/A_Sympt...

    Post often to let us know how you're doing, to rant, rave have a moan whatever you like pretty much anything goes on here OK

    Love

    Marg

  • Welcome Catherine and well done deciding to stop smoking.

    You are not supposed to smoke and wear the patches you may be getting too much nicotine in a day that will interfere with your sleeping and cause your cravings to be worse. Also, you may have to take them off at night if they are 24 hour ones they do cause sleep problems.

    Jackie

  • Thank you

    Hi All those replys really made me feel better.

    So much usuful infomation on this site, wish you all the best with quitting and hope I can get through this to

    Thanks so much :)

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