Has anyone else had Insomnia quitting.... ? Don't want to smoke but DO want to sleep!
I didn't really have insomnia, but my sleep schedule was whacked my first week. I went to bed and got up really early....like 630 pm and 230 am. It won't last....hang in there!!
I had terrible insomnia. I tried all of the sleep hygiene tips but with limited luck. However, I knew it was only temporary and just decided to make the most of it to read up on Smoking Cessation and Addiction. Besides, I practically lived here at BecomeanEx my first Month!
Sleep Hygiene Tips - American Sleep Association
Hang in there! It was only a few days and then things got much better!
Try reading this blog. I find it helpful Can't Sleep? OR Sleep All of the Time? I hope you can get some Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"s soon! Don't Quit on your Quit! ~Terrie~
I took melatonin 5 mg for a few wks until I started adjusting to my quit, someone suggested it to me so I checked with my pharmacist and she said it was fine for me, so maybe check it out for you and a Dr told me once to try gravol so every once in awhile if I can't sleep I'll take one and it helps but in a short while you should be able to sleep again and get lots of Zzzzzzzzzzzzz's. Redsoxnut
Wow, I thought it was just me having an odd time with sleep! Reading this makes me feel hopeful that it is temporary. I was starting to think it might by a side effect of Wellbutrin (Bupropion)? I will check out the suggested reading. I am into a second week of only getting about 3hrs sleep then I wake and can't get back. I do stay in the bed and try to keep relaxed through meditative breathing. I'm really tired most of the time and yawn big - a lot! Why can't I sleep????
I too took the Wellbutrin and I was sleeping 12-13 hrs. and taking a nap. maybe the RX maybe not? ~Terrie~
I took Tylenol p.m. last night and slept like a baby. It's not addicting all that's in it is acetaminophen and Benadryl. I'm a nurse so I figured I'd try it and it worked perfectly
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I am so happy that you got a good nights sleep.
Benadryl is guaranteed to put me to sleep. So glad you finally got some rest. Your patients will be happy,
I was inclined to sleep more. But as everyone says, your body is going through some extreme changes and cleansing itself of toxins in the beginning. Hang in there and realize that the situation is temporary. The suggestion to use the time to read up on information to support your quit is a good idea. Just do whatever you have to get past this phase, and eventually you should start to feel back to normal.
I was so sick when I quit that I really did nothing BUT sleep and drink fluids and use my nebulizer and my inhalers and take my antibiotics. It was a very sobering time...there was no way I could smoke during that although I will admit that I smoked BEFORE when I had pneumonia...this last time was the LAST TIME for me. I know several people have complained of insomnia, I do believe it will pass but, once again, no timeline is available. Hang in there, it DOES get easier, I PROMISE.
I am just like you. I’m having terrible trouble falling asleep and I keep waking up. Then I struggle all day. Will this ever end?? I’m on Day 22.
This is an old post but this definetly will end it'll take some time but it's going to get better I also had a difficult time sleeping in my early days and weeks I started taking Melatonin 5 mg which helped me sleep and I felt more rested, maybe talk to your pharmacist I also find Gravol works too in the meantime congratulations on your precious quit journey YAY for 22 stupendous Smokefree days and counting WTG or maybe it's 23 now. Swanbird
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