Smokers – Difficulty sleeping disorders were not just caused by a lot of thought. The habit of smoking can also make someone difficult to sleep soundly so hours less sleep than non-smokers.
Conclusions are presented by German researchers in the journal Addiction Biology. They conducted a survey of 1100 smokers and found that 17 percent of smokers sleep less than six hours each night and about 28 percent rarely get a good night’s sleep and therefore very influential on health.
Meanwhile, in 1200 non-smokers who were also surveyed, only 7 percent were admitted to sleeping less than six hours and 19 percent are frequently disturbed sleep.
“This was the first study to compare the prevalence of sleep disorders in smokers than non-smokers in the population who had no history of psychiatric disorders,” says lead researcher Stefan Cohrs.
He explains that this research does not prove that cigarettes directly cause sleep disturbances. Moreover, smokers generally have a habit that makes them difficult to sleep, such as watching TV until late at night or lack of exercise.
Even so there are strong reasons why the stimulant effects of nicotine may interfere with sleep. “If you smoke and also often have trouble sleeping, you should stop smoking from now on,” Cohrs said.
Some research has linked between poor sleep quality with health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Cohrs said, there are a lot of factors that affect the quality of sleep, such as age, weight, and alcohol consumption. Even so from research it is known that smoking also had a considerable influence.