Journal article

The impact of smoking cessation on objective and subjective markers of sleep: Review, synthesis, and recommendations

IM Colrain, J Trinder, GE Swan

NICOTINE & TOBACCO RESEARCH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2004

Abstract

Sleep disturbance is commonly reported as a prominent subjective symptom by quitting smokers. However, little research on this issue has used objective measures of sleep quality. Previous research has relied mainly on retrospective report of sleep disturbance, with few studies investigating sleep during the initial period after quitting tobacco use. Studies that have used objective measurements suggest that sleep fragmentation is a common occurrence during the withdrawal period. In sleep medicine, sleep disturbance is viewed as a consequence of frequent arousals and is now considered to have particularly deleterious daytime consequences, including sleepiness and dysphoric mood. Recent work a..

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