10 days

I am in my 10th day of no smoking, yesterday I had a very weak moment and almost gave in, but I am glad to say I didn't. The worst thing at the moment is the restless nights, I am so tired. Last night I deamed I had bought a packet of cigs but every time I tried to sneak one, someone came

and stopped me. I think that was telling me something, but I woke up with a real bad craving this morning the thought of smoking those cigs must have stayed in my mined from the dream, lol. I am ok now though getting through the day quite well. How long do these bad nights last?

smoked 30 a day for 30 years

Quit 4.3.2011

method. cold turkey

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  • Well done Jeannie.:D

    I am on my 30th day and am still yet to have a decent nights sleep. It has improved since the early days but still wake several times and dream an awful lot. I did read in someones signature (can't remember whose) about sleep though and how our pattern as a non smoker will be different to that as a smoker.

    You are doing great, stay strong and keep going!

  • Well done on 10 days Jeannie

    I am in my 10th day of no smoking, yesterday I had a very weak moment and almost gave in, but I am glad to say I didn't. The worst thing at the moment is the restless nights, I am so tired. Last night I deamed I had bought a packet of cigs but every time I tried to sneak one, someone came

    and stopped me. I think that was telling me something, but I woke up with a real bad craving this morning the thought of smoking those cigs must have stayed in my mined from the dream, lol. I am ok now though getting through the day quite well. How long do these bad nights last?

    smoked 30 a day for 30 years

    Quit 4.3.2011

    method. cold turkey

    Keep going it's worth it and you are doing really well.

    The niocotine should be largely out of your system within 72 hrs as you've quit CT. Check the links in my signature and have a good root around for info, any knowledge is power when quitting.

    As to how long this goes on for, the being unable to sleep and restless, each individual is different. Quitting can force some other changes, it might be worth looking at your bedroom and making it a wonderful place to sleep, coolish, dark and without distractions or interruptions. It might be that you need to reduce yoru caffine intake, there is a good article on whyquit about nicotine and caffeine cancelling each other out.

    It does get easier and don't let this little niggle derail you, it's part of settling into your new you without nicotine, things need to be allowed time to settle in. Smoking for 30 years is alot of associations and behaviours to change and challenge and each one overcome is one less to be conquered.

    Good on you for getting to 10 days - onwards and upwards.

    M

  • Think it may've been in Wor Cav's sig.

    Sleep Adjustment

  • Hi Jeannie,

    You've done so well to get to day 10, you're really starting to learn how to deal wtih cravings. The stressful days, lack of sleep and smoking dreams could be used as an excuse to light up but you're igoring all that (as you should!) and getting on with your quit :)

    I never had massive problems sleeping (for a while I had trouble getting to sleep but would manage to sleep I'd have a proper night's rest) so I'm sorry I can't advise you on this but there are a lot of people who have/have had your problem in the past so there are loads of threads about it. Just do a search and see what you find! Mah's suggestions seem great as well.

    Keep at it and before you know it you'll be sleeping like a baby!

  • I took Nytol for a while (about a week I think) because I found I wasnt sleeping for more than about an hour at a time.

    Trouble I'm really susceptible to things like that, and then 8 needed about 15 hours sleep!

    Now I'm lucky, I'm fine. So stick with it, it will sort itself out. :)

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