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Smoking dreams

Posted in Quit experiences 24 May 2022

I've been quit for 90 days now without much effort. I don't think about smoking a cigarette at all during the day and have no cravings, but lately I've been having dreams that I'm smoking.

I have been worried that I will start again after the baby is born and I really don't want to smoke anymore.

I have had obstructive sleep apnoea since I was very young and use a mask to help me breathe at night. I'm worried that having a baby will be tiring by itself plus, I most likely won't be able to wear my mask to get a good sleep.

I'm worried I'll turn to nicotine to help me 'wake up'.

Any advice on how I can stop worrying about starting smoking?

Thank you :)

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  • Happiness May 24, 2022 | 8:50
    Hi E&S, why look for trouble when there is none? Looking over your shoulder for something that you hope will never happen. If you are pleased and happy with your decision to be a none smoker now, why would it be different once the baby arrives. You will be busy and have even more reason to remain a non-smoker.

    Dreams are not omens. We dream of past events or our past person. We dream things that don't even make sense! Don't second guess yourself. Continue on the road to success and freedom!
  • MiaK , Western Sydney May 24, 2022 | 10:15
    I worry to that after surgery I won’t have a excuse not to smoke but you have a beautiful baby that is coming who will need you more than ever stay healthy and happy and just concentrate on today that’s what I’m doing especially when those thoughts insinuate themselves I take myself off and go for a walk when possible. You are amazing 90 days I can’t wait to get there I’m on day 22 and have cried through the first two weeks so you’ve got this don’t doubt I’ve had so many smoking dreams it’s normal you are strong and courageous and a mum.
  • Aniruddha May 31, 2022 | 22:21
    This happened to me too. It used to be pretty distressing. Eventually the dreams went away in my case

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