I'm curious if any of you that have quit remember severe insomnia? If so, how long did it last?
I'm pretty concerned as I have poor sleep and a tendency towards insomnia anyway. But since quitting cigarettes (2nd June 08) I have not slept a full night... it is affecting my performance at work, nicortette helps but I am still getting into the habit of self-medicating on other things (alcohol, Xanax, anti-nauseants, pain killers with codeine) to avoid the stress of laying in bed awake knowing I have to be up for work soon. Long term this would be even worse for my health than smoking!
When I do get to sleep naturally I'm often awake again within 3 hours. My performance at work is slipping from the lack of good sleep. Somebody tell me this goes away! @_@