Is anyone awake?

Hi all, I cannot for the life of me get to sleep :(

I am usually a really good sleeper, and I think this may have something to do with the no smoking, although I can't say I am awake because I want a cigarette necessarily, it's just I'm AWAKE!

Has anyone else experienced sleepless nights? I have to be up in 3 and a half hours and face a whole day at work :(

On a positive note I am down 7 days, one whole week not smoking :) awesome!



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  • Hi Jess,

    Well done on getting through your first week ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Sadly, irregular sleep patterns is very common when first quitting. Do have a read of the pinned posts to the right of the page as there is a wealth of information on the common symptoms of your body recovering from smoking.

    None of these symptoms last for too long...hang in there as it does get better ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Hiya, i managed to get about 2 hours sleep in the end. So now i am struggling to stay awake today! :( thanks for your help, hopefully this is a symptom that passes very quickly! I need my beauty sleep! :(

  • Hi Jess hope you managed to get some sleep. Yes it's one of the symtoms :( me too. Keep going 1 week passed already . You have done fantastic xx

  • Hi Maddy, thanks, yeah i managed to get about 2 hours sleep in the end. Thank you for your kind words, hopefully tonight is a better night! :) xx

  • I'm one week like yourself my sleeping has been bad and I've had really weird dreams but hopefully it will pass stay strong and good luck ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€

  • Hi Ryan, thanks for ur kind words :) yes everything else has been surprisingly easy until last night. I felt like crying and ended up going to sleep on the sofa as i didnt want to wake my partner! Hopefully tonight i will sleep like a baby :)

    I have had the weird dreams too, all really vivid and felt like real life. Crazy! :P

  • Similar stuff this end Jess, I can forget I'm withdrawing until I get on here. Always delayed with me, didn't get these symptoms initially but similarly cry in the evening, sleeping on sofa and woke crying this morning. My friends were talking of the Full Moon which was all about letting go! :O)

    My reality is that I'm not using as many NRT gums so the withdrawal has shifted onto a different level & it's intense. Was good to see your post, thanks. Always good to bob on hear and bolster the willingness..Together we can! :O)

  • Ahhh iris bless you! I didnt sleep again last night either really, so i am a definite zombie today. Just got to know that it is all for the good of our health. Not One Puff, Ever :)

    I have the NRT gum but i probably only use 3-4 pieces a day. I have also forgotten to put a patch on the past 2 days so i think that may have something to do with it!

    Keep your chin up iris, i believe in you :) xxxxxx

  • Thanks Jess, appreciate that! On a similar amount of gum as you till last 2 days, body wanted less and a whole other withdrawal kicked in! Here's to breathing deep and knowing,'this too shall pass'. Me chin's up! :O) Best to you

  • And you Iris :) :) :)

  • Congratulations Jess on your 1 week winners badge, awesome๐Ÿ’

    The lack of sleep is difficult to deal with but it honestly will pass, so hang in there and here's looking forward to week 2, terrific job well done hun๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • thank youuuuu! i feel so chuffed with myself, even if i am like a zombie today! :D

  • ๐Ÿ˜‚ proud zombie๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  • You're doing awesome Jess ๐Ÿ˜‡ There's quite a few bumps in the road the first few months.... Mostly the first month and then you'll start glowing more than you already are from the looks of your photo๐ŸŒบ

  • well im 9 days down, 19 left to go :P awww and arizona you are too kind :) your gonna make me blush :P im sure everything will straighten out, i just needed a moan i think :D xxxxx

  • Well done on a week free from fags. Yes sleep problems are an issue in the beginning but you will get past them and you will forget about them. All these withdrawals are a sign that your mind & body are healing. Stick it out, it's worth it !!

  • It will definitely be worth it in the end :) i know that much! thank you for your kind words xxxxx

  • Hi Jess--yes I went thru that--It is part of withdrawal for some of us--I did that and also slept 15 hours off and on at a time--You will sleep when you get tired enough--Nicotine is a stimulant and maybe it is the last hurrah and you are getting whats left all at once--I don't really know--I just kno I and others have done it to--It will pass--That was one of my shorter symptoms--Keep me posted--xxx MmeT

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