Quitting Smoking and Dreaming


When it comes to dreams, some of us conjure up the wackiest scenarios possible while others find themselves forgetful in the morning, not remembering a thing about their dream. From ghoulish nightmares to pleasant dreams, according to how stuff works, renowned psychologist Carl Jung strongly believed that even our greatest, most wonderful dreams act as compensation for events that have occurred in real time.


For example, if an individual experienced great unhappiness in their waking life, they may have happy dreams as a result. Alternatively, someone who is largely happy and has experienced great success could have nightmares of failure as a result. However, though a feasible suggestion, it doesn’t provide us with an answer as to why some people experience vivid and powerful dreams and others don’t. Well, part of this may be down to smoking habits.


According to health unlocked, research shows that vivid dreams are actually an effect of the brain’s recovery process during a smoker’s attempt to give up the habit. During this process, the brain will begin to heal itself and attempt to reverse any damage that has been caused by smoking. In addition, Neurobiologists suggest that brain cells will sprout new nerve fibres while a person is sleeping and a chemical called serotonin will be released in the brain, resulting in dreams or nightmares.


Smoking has been shown to reduce serotonin production by as much as 50%. It has also been shown that when serotonin levels plummet, people often become depressed and anxious but when levels are balanced, they tend to be more content. What’s more, the brain actually accepts the chemicals found in burning tobacco as a substitute for serotonin; this means that when the body is deprived of the harmful chemicals, serotonin production drastically improves to the point where more of this chemical is produced than what is needed and as a result the individual will experience more vivid nightmares and dreams.


Research suggests that it takes as long as 3 weeks for the brain to fully regulate the production of this chemical.


In addition, further studies suggest that when there is an increase in this chemical, an increase in oxygen levels must follow due to the fact that the body is deprived of carbon monoxide, just one of many detrimental chemicals found in cigarette smoke. As carbon monoxide is no longer present oxygen levels increase and more of it is transported around the individual’s body.


Here at Cloudstix, we recognise that electronic cigarettes are not an official cessation device but want to offer people all over the world with a safer, healthier alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. If you’re interested in investing in an electronic cigarette starter kit but need a bit more information on how the device works, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly customer service team today.


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