Parent page: Health benefits of smoking cessation
Did you know that smoking has a negative effect on sleep?
Risk of smoking to sleep
There are two risks that smoking poses to sleep.
First, nicotine in cigarettes is a stimulant and interferes with sleep. The proportion of people with some disability in falling asleep is higher in smokers than in nonsmokers. Nicotine has a stimulating effect similar to caffeine. In addition, withdrawal symptoms are also strong, which adversely affects sleep.
The second risk to sleep is the respiratory effects. It is well known that tobacco is the cause of respiratory cancer and illness. Sleep quality is determined by breathing during sleep. If your respiratory system is damaged by cigarettes, your body will not get enough oxygen during sleep, which can cause you to feel tired the next day.