How Smoking Kills Your Sleep.
By: Praveen Kumar Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:15
Smoking kills in many ways. It is linked to several types of cancers, anxiety, depression, infections, heart issues and many other health issues.
But seldom do smokers realise that their sleep is radically affected just because of the tobacco stick. And when you don’t get enough sleep, other disorders will easily affect you and make you weaker.
Yes, nicotine can disrupt sleep cycles. If you don’t believe, then read on to know how the habit of smoking wrecks your natural sleep cycle.
Fact #1 Smoking can directly affect your body’s natural clock. When the circadian clock gets affected, sleep quality gets affected; other effects like anxiety and depression are not uncommon.
Fact #2 Generally, smokers experience restless sleep and some of them may keep waking up several times during the night.
Fact #3 Smokers suffer a higher risk of developing a disorder known as sleep apnea. Many chain smokers experience breathing issues while sleeping. The tissues of the throat and nose get irritated and may spoil the sleep quality.
Fact #4 As nicotine is a stimulant, it naturally spoils sleep if you smoke just before bed time.
Fact #5 Many studies claim that smokers are prone to suffer insomnia more than non smokers.
Fact #6 Another bad thing about smoking is that you wake up tired. In fact, falling asleep also takes time if you smoke just before sleeping.