Dreamed about Smoking

6 weeks into my quit now and one of the many benefits I’ve found is that I’m sleeping much better – I don’t lie there listening to my heart clattering as it slows down after that last cigarette before bed-time and I don’t wake up in the middle of the night worrying about strange chest pains. My fingers and toes also seem much warmer. But last night I had the Smoking Dream – I can’t remember where I imagined I was but I do remember picking up a cigarette, lighting it, being surprised that I was actually enjoying it (from memory, on previous occasions I have broken a ‘quit’ it tasted disgusting but for some stupid reason I persevered and became hooked again). I then started thinking about the fact that I had just wasted 6 ‘clean’ weeks and would have to reset my quit counter, admit to everybody that I had been an idiot and go back to square one. And then I woke up and felt so relieved that it wasn’t real and that I hadn’t been stupid and that I was still a non-smoker!

Maybe it is my brain’s way of telling me to still be very careful – but I’m definitely listening as that was very scary!:eek:

One month, one week, four days, 16 hours, 27 minutes and 45 seconds. 1250 cigarettes not smoked, saving £437.70. Life saved: 4 days, 8 hours, 10 minutes.

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  • Hi French. Those dreams are so common, I've seen loads of quitters post similar things, and I've had them myself! I think they're a reflection of how determined you are to quit... your mind plays out scenarios like that just to remind you what a mistake it would be to have even one fag. It's a good sign!

    It's so nice when you wake up and realise it didn't happen, isn't it?:)

    Keep on keeping on!

    H x

  • I had one of those dreams the other night and I woke up feeling like I could've cried that I smoked till the realisation hit me that it was just a dream - talk about relief!!! :eek::)

  • You can get good sleep if you are not a smoker because smoker needs more water at the night than the other.

  • Hi French. Those dreams are so common, I've seen loads of quitters post similar things, and I've had them myself! I think they're a reflection of how determined you are to quit... your mind plays out scenarios like that just to remind you what a mistake it would be to have even one fag. It's a good sign!

    It's so nice when you wake up and realise it didn't happen, isn't it?:)

    Keep on keeping on!

    H x

    I have found this after my first smoking dream : ffn.yuku.com/topic/12468

    pretty interesting that we have these dreams for some physiological reasons...

  • I had one of those dreams the other night and I woke up feeling like I could've cried that I smoked till the realisation hit me that it was just a dream - talk about relief!!! :eek::)It would be:Dhttp://www.imgquick.com/images/43.gif

  • you sound like youve got all the NRT available

    cool :cool:

    Best Wish's with your quit

    counting every day

    its a real pleasure

    there is life after smoking :)

  • I had a dream that I smoekd a cigarette but a few days ago, I'm so glad it was just a dream!

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