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Among thousands of reasons for not engaging in smoking habit, here comes another cause to quit smoking and i.e. It can help you sleep better at night.
A new study reveals that each cigarette kills your total sleep time by 1.2 minutes.
Smoking is a leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States and other parts of the world. Moreover, it causes numerous health problems. However, no evident study was done about the effects of smoking on sleep.
The study by University of Florida and Research Triangle Park is the first to look at sleep difficulty by smoking status in a large population-based, nationally representative sample.
During the study, the researchers found that 11.9 percent of current smokers have trouble falling asleep, 10.6 percent wake in the night and another 9.5 percent wake too early in the morning.
Contrary, the numbers for non-smokers were found much lower. Moreover, the study found that those who had given up smoking saw improvements in their sleeping hours.
Insufficient or poor sleep has been associated with numerous physical and mental health problems including depression, diabetes and high blood sugar.
The research was published in journal Psychology, Health & Medicine.