The Vaping and Sleeping Effects
Some vapers do vape before bedtime.
There are also those who noticed that it is a bit tougher to get to sleep than
normal. There are also those who might have woke up in the middle of the night
just to vape. Some key changes to your vaping schedule may aid to relieve some
of those sleeping habit changes.
One of the major parts of vaping that could change your sleeping habits is the nicotine levels in your e-juice. Nicotine itself can cause insomnia, though concentrations in it aren’t normally high enough for this to occur except in the most sensitive people. Like caffeine, nicotine is a stimulant that causes those who use it to spend additional time in light sleep and less time in deep sleep. Furthermore, nicotine alone can cause sleep differences at a stronger pace earlier in the night, which might explain why it is tougher to fall asleep to begin with.
Here are two ways to counteract the effects of nicotine on sleep:
- Decrease the level of nicotine in the e-liquid you use during the vape session right before bedtime, as this will lower the amount of circulating nicotine, therefore decreasing the effects on sleeping habits.
- Simply forego that late night vape session. Some vapers recommend not vaping up to an hour and a half prior to sleep, as they believe it will halt the insomnia from creeping up.
If you are a new vaper, it might not
be the actual vaping that’s changing your sleeping habits. It could be your own
habits changing that are adjusting how you sleep. Your body is receiving
different signals than before. Additional adrenalin will be released, and your
body will be more awake. Due to the hormonal changes, it’ll be harder to get to
sleep than before. Fortunately, hormonal changes due to excitement are
completely natural. The effects will subside quickly as you get used to the new
habit, and your sleeping habits will go right back to normal.
If you vape at lower or regular nicotine levels, it is more likely that you won’t experience sleep habit disturbances. Usually, it is only those who vape at extremely high nicotine concentrations who will show effects, and even those effects will be mostly minimal. By simply adjusting your nic levels during your pre-sleep vaping session, or by taking more time between vaping and sleep, any changes to your habits will diminish.