I have been trying to quit smoking for about a week but relapsed at a party on Thursday (had two) and then stopped again since. Coincidentally the only night this week where I didn't toss and turn and got more than 5 hours of sleep was Thursday night. I also slept horribly over a two week winter break where I wasn't smoking but hadn't put the two together until now. I haven't been smoking long (about 2.5 years and very lightly until the past 10 months) - at my worst I probably smoked about 10 a day. I don't have any other withdrawal symptoms - I can go the whole day without thinking about smoking, but this insomnia is killing me. I am a grad student and have exams starting in a week and a half, sleep is essential for retention of all that I am learning (and I tend to get stressed out over exams to begin with). I was thinking of resuming light smoking during this exam period but the problem is right after exams I am also going into a very demanding summer internship where I am in early and leave really late - so that won't be an ideal time to quit either. I know my stats kind of make my situation seem trivial but I am pretty sure it is the smoking (I am hyper sensitive to all kinds of stimulants) - What do I do here? Is it going to pass over soon - I feel like a zombie but I really don't want to be smoking all summer just to manage insomnia - I want to quit.
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