The sleep train is sometimes difficult to catch
Tobacco and sleep apnea
Smoking can cause or amplify obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). Several studies have shown that people who smoke are more prone to sleep apnea than those who do not. Moreover, scientists have suggested that, in these situations, quitting smoking should be systematically considered in managing this health problem.  
Furthermore, sleep-disordered breathing does not only affect smokers. Second-hand smoke is also harmful to those close to you, especially children. 
Smoking cessation and insomnia
Because nicotine is a powerful stimulant, its deprivation causes a feeling of fatigue that can last two to three weeks. The brain also has to deal with the different demands of daily life without its usual pick-me-up. Therefore, a period of adaptation is completely normal.
At the same time, the sleep rhythm is changed. Nightmares, insomnia and even night sweats can occur during the first three or four weeks of withdrawal. Symptoms associated with nicotine withdrawal also favour a further disruption of the sleep architecture. 
Other unpleasant signs of detoxification may appear during the day. However, many drug and non-drug treatments exist to help a person get through this period more calmly. Medical advice is often preferable to benefit from proper support during this process and increase the chances of success.
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