The Relationship Between Cigarette Smoking and Sleep Disturbance

The Relationship Between Cigarette Smoking and Sleep Disturbance
The topic that I have chose is the relationship between cigarette smoking and sleep disturbance. I chose this topic due the increasing population of young adult smokers. The side effects of cigarettes are endless, therefore I would like to focus on the relationship of smoking and sleep disturbance. The three journal references were found through online databases ideal, and PsyInfo. The journal reference found through PsyInfo is titled Cigarette smoking as a risk factor on an exacerbating factor for restless legs syndrome and sleep bruxism, written by G. Lavigne, F. Lobbezoo, P. Rompre, T. Nielsen, and J. Montplaisir. The reference explains the hypothesize that smoking would increase the severity of restless legs syndrome (rls) and sleep bruxism. The hypothesis was later tested and the results proved there was no difference in sleep efficiency, and rls between smokers and nonsmokers. Likewise, another journal reference carries out a study on nicotine replacement and sleep activity. The journal titled effects on 24 hour nicotine replacement on sleep and daytime activity during smoking cessation, carried out a experiment to assess the effects of 24 hour transdermal nicotine replacement on the sleep and daytime activity of smokers. The results from the study failed to show any disturbing effects on 24-hour high-dose nicotine replacement on sleep. However another journal reference, the relationship between cigarette smoking and sleep disturbance did prove that smoking was associated with a difficulty to sleep. The association between smoking and sleep disturbance was done by survey data collected from adults.
The information learned through these three journals was interesting. Two of the journals concluded smoking did not have an effect on sleep, while only one journal concluded that there was a relationship between the two. I would believe that the two would have a very high correlation. The book chosen in the research is Smoking and the Health, by the U.S. department of health, education, and welfare. The book details the risk of smoking to individual?s health and total well being. The internet site used to complete the research was www.newtechpub.com.com/phantom/sleepwell/apnearx.html. The internet site associated smoking to the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (oba). The conclusion was the most pertinent cause to osa are the obstructions to the airway which cigarette smoking causes. These two references proved the same correlation between sleep and smoking that I have concluded, there is a relationship between cigarette smoking and sleep disturbance.

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