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Manage withdrawal

Nicotine withdrawal is common during the first two weeks of being smoke-free. Here's what to expect and what you can do about it.

Withdrawal symptoms and tips on how to manage them

Having fatigue and trouble sleeping

Withdrawal from nicotine can interfere with sleep for a few weeks as your body adjusts. Try relaxation exercises before bed. Nicotine is a stimulant, so when it’s gone, you will likely feel more tired. It can take 2-4 weeks for your energy levels to go back to normal as your body adjusts, so try to rest more and do exercise to raise your energy level.