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How is smoking affecting my sleep?

On World Sleep Day, Stop Smoking London and Good Thinking examine the impact that smoking has on a good night’s sleep and give tips on how to quit and build healthy sleep habits.

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Does sleep improve after quitting smoking? The short answer is, yes! If you stop smoking you will sleep better. Today (17 March 2023) is World Sleep Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of good quality sleep and promoting healthier sleep habits. 

Getting a good night's sleep can be a real challenge for some smokers, and a lack of sleep can lead to negative health consequences over and above those you might already associate with smoking warn Stop Smoking London. If you’re a smoker then it may be the fear of future bad health keeping you up at night, but your smoking will also only make your sleep disorder worse.

In short, the loud and clear message is - quit smoking and you’ll likely very quickly sleep so much better.

Here’s five reasons why you may not be sleeping if you’re a smoker:

You must stop losing sleep over smoking

Quitting smoking can quickly and significantly improve sleep quality and this leads to a range of positive health benefits. Every day is a good day to consider quitting smoking, but - if you’re struggling due to sleepless nights you need to seriously consider how smoking might be impacting you beyond even the widely-recognised health implications.

Get help to quit

This World Sleep Day, consider taking steps to quit smoking to improve not only your health, your mental health and your sleep quality. Whether it's through nicotine replacement therapy, e-cigarettes or vaping, stop smoking apps, or medication, there are many options available to help you quit.

You could start here - with all Stop Smoking London's helpful advice in one place.

And never ever forget - the benefits of quitting smoking can lead to better health, better moods and much better sleep!

Now, isn’t it time you had a really good night's sleep?

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Check out Good Thinking's range of free, NHS-approved resources to help you to get better sleep.

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