merline, quit coach
12 Sep 2018
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11 Oct 2018
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First of all congratulations on your quit and don't give up
because you should begin to feel better very soon. Please note that sleep disturbances are a common side effect of
Some of these tips may help you
Out the Caffeine
Caffeine is a stimulant. Eliminating your caffeine intake, especially
after 6 pm, can help
2. A routine to relax your body at night helps some people fall asleep
Light a few candles, use some
scented bath salts, and let the stress of the day go. A warm bath is an excellent way to relax your
body and mind in preparation for sleep.
a Cup of Herbal Tea
There are a variety of herbal teas blended specifically to help soothe
and promote sleep.
to Soothing Music
Soft, mellow music can help you loosen up enough
to drift off to sleep. Try listening to a recording of waves hitting the beach.
Soft sounds can be a very good sleep aid
a Glass of Warm Milk
Spice it up with a little honey and
cardamom or nutmeg. Warm milk helps you sleep due to the fact that it is a food
rich in the amino acid L-tryptophan.
Alcohol disrupts sleep. A few drinks
may make it easier to fall asleep initially, but alcohol in the system will
often cause you to wake up just a few hours into the sleep cycle.
Get Some Exercise
Even a short 15-minute walk will
help, but if you can't sleep, try getting out for a nice long walk a few hours
Meditation helps start your day on the right
foot and end it nicely, too. As a sleep aid, try meditation in bed, laying
quietly, eyes closed. Start by focusing on the muscles in your body,
consciously relaxing them, section by section.
The physical withdrawal phase of
smoking cessation is a temporary condition. Your sleep patterns will return to
normal soon, providing you didn’t have insomnia before you quit smoking. If
symptoms persist beyond the first month or so, schedule a visit with your
doctor to make sure smoking cessation is responsible for how you're feeling.
One day at a time.