Improve Your Sleep in Two Weeks

Get one email every day for two weeks. Follow my advice and your sleep will improve. I will tell you exactly what I did to cure my insomnia. Your email address will not be shared or sold. Learn more about my free sleep training for insomnia course or get started right now:

The reason why smoking harms your sleep

At the beginning of this year I wrote about the link between asthma and insomnia.

In that post, I stated that smoking increases your risk of insomnia by 71%.

I recently did some more digging on the link between smoking and sleep disturbance. I found a study from 2008 that found the connection to be even more serious than previously thought.

According to research out of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, smokers are four times more likely to experience sleep disturbance compared to non-smokers.

Additionally, smokers don't get as much of the deepest, most restorative levels of sleep compared to non-smokers.

The study consisted solely of participants who had no other health conditions - meaning the study was able to specifically pinpoint smoking as the cause of disrupted sleep.

It's thought that nicotine withdrawal is the reason why smokers tend to experience poorer sleep health compared to non-smokers.

Nicotine is actually a double-edged sword - the stimulative effects of nicotine make it more difficult to fall asleep, and the nicotine withdrawal through the night helps contribute to sleep disturbance.

All the more reason to kick the habit, then.

Source: CHEST (PDF)

Improve your sleep in two weeks: Over 5,000 insomniacs have completed my free insomnia sleep training course and 97% of graduates say they would recommend it to a friend. Learn more here.

Last updated: April 27, 2016

This Article Was Written By

Martin Reed

Leave a Comment