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    View Poll Results: Do You Use Nicotine?

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      Nicotine & Dreaming

      I decided to quit smoking for various reasons, a major one being the fact that cigarettes are messing with my sleep. I would smoke 30 or 40 cigarettes in a day and then not be able to fall asleep without drinking a six pack of beer and smoking a bunch of weed. After all the drinking and dope at night I would sleep so heavily that I barely remembered any dreams. I think my body was in some kind of chemical shock from all the chemicals, because I would wake up with my body, sheets, pillows etc soaking with sweat. I mean, like I was swimming. In the morning I would need a quart of coffee to get myself going again. Actually, I had to alternate between ginsing energy drinks and coffee to avoid developing a tolerence. I have known that my sleep patterns were off for a long time, but until I started trying to LD I never really cared.

      Now I have been nicotine free for Two Days, 10 Hours and 46 Minutes. I am happy to report that I am dreaming like never before. I actually remembered 5 dreams last night! I have been keeping a dream journal since 6/28 and have never before remembered more than 2 dreams in a single night, and usually only one or none.

      Anyone else have experience with starting or stopping nicotine and its effect on dreaming?

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      Cigarettes are fukken expensive in US, it's unbelivable.... :/

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      Re: Nicotine & Dreaming

      Originally posted by Jesus_Smurf
      I decided to quit smoking for various reasons, a major one being the fact that cigarettes are messing with my sleep. *I would smoke 30 or 40 cigarettes in a day and then not be able to fall asleep without drinking a six pack of beer and smoking a bunch of weed. After all the drinking and dope at night I would sleep so heavily that I barely remembered any dreams. I think my body was in some kind of chemical shock from all the chemicals, because I would wake up with my body, sheets, pillows etc soaking with sweat. I mean, like I was swimming. In the morning I would need a quart of coffee to get myself going again. Actually, I had to alternate between ginsing energy drinks and coffee to avoid developing a tolerence. I have known that my sleep patterns were off for a long time, but until I started trying to LD I never really cared. *

      Now I have been nicotine free for Two Days, 10 Hours and 46 Minutes. I *am happy to report that I am dreaming like never before. *I actually remembered 5 dreams last night! *I have been keeping a dream journal since 6/28 and have never before remembered more than 2 dreams in a single night, and usually only one or none.

      Anyone else have experience with starting or stopping nicotine and its effect on dreaming?

      QUIT smoking all the crap ( it kills ppl) my dad smokes about 4 or 5 packs a day. And it really sucks.
      "Be the change you wish to see in the world"

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      I've been clean for about two weeks now. I'm a weird nicotine user. I'll buy a pack or a can of chaw (sometimes two) and it'll take me about three days to go through, then I won't do it again for a few weeks. Then after being clean a few weeks I'll do it again.

      Smoking Pros and Cons

      Pros-
      When your addicted it will relax you
      Its an acetylcholine booster, I find I do think a little quicker when I'm smoking.
      It does improve my dream recall

      Cons-
      Dirty
      I live in New York state, which means I can't do it anywhere
      Shrinks my penis (its a vasoconstrictor, I'd like to keep that blood flow moving to my buddy thank you very much)

      Eh, maybe this will be the time I finally quit it totally for real. But then again, that's what I say everytime.
      An idea is something you haven't fully considered.
      A belief is merely a repetitive thought.
      A conclusion is simply where you stopped thinking.

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      i'm a casual smoker... i actually had to stop for about 2 weeks... then i started again two sundays ago... now i've stopped again. i don't really notice a change in sleep habits. but i wasn't at 2 packs a day either... i was around 2 smokes a day... so i don't think that'll help you. -- i plan on quitting until christmas where i will have won a bet with my girlfriend (who just made the bet to get me to quit... she's a crafty one) but then on christmas day i will light up my glorious victory smoke and bask in my greatness.
      clear eyes. strong hands.

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