There is an ongoing battle to get people to quit smoking. To add to that, we are also continuing to fight against electronic cigarettes, or vaping. It doesn’t matter if you smoke or vape, what is important is that you quit. The verdict is still out on what harm vaping can do to a person’s health, but we do know that it can negatively impact your sleep. Let’s take a closer look.
Vaping is gaining popularity
Right now, electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are all the rage for teenagers and adults. That is not something we need, though. We have even found that some of the senior population can be found vaping. Any way you look at it, vaping needs to be re-examined.
The use of e-cigarettes might seem like the cool thing to do because many people believe that they are inhaling lower levels of nicotine. As a result, they think it will help them to quit smoking. However, any way you look at it, vaping is not good for you. Even if you are consuming lower levels of nicotine, it is still in your system and that is not good.
Vaping impacts sleep
To this day, public health experts continue to head into the battlefield against the use of vaping. This is often because there is a lack of research around the nicotine delivery system for e-cigarettes. Additionally, we are missing regulation of the ignition components and the nicotine-infused liquids that are heated to create the smoke or “vape.”
There is a side effect to watch out for too. That is your quality of sleep, or sleep in general. In a recent study, using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers found that with vaping comes diminished sleep–both quality and quantity of sleep.
When you compare that to those who have never smoked an e-cigarette, they were more likely to exhibit proper levels of sleep duration than those who did vape. In fact, electronic cigarette use was associated with higher odds of shorter sleep duration.
Sleep duration is a major factor for proper body function and repair. That means the more you vape, the worse your sleep outcomes will be, which can harm your overall health and well-being.
Contact Dr. Mayoor Patel at Craniofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Center of Georgia today to learn more about how to protect your health and get the sleep you need to remain healthy and happy.