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Nicotine Makes You Sleepy?


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#1 jtphenom

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:01 PM

I've read some posts where people say that higher levels of nicotine make them sleepy. Can someone please explain to me how that works? I thought nicotine was a stimulant...??

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:09 PM

Actually, nicotine is unusual in that it acts as both a stimulant AND a depressant - which is one reason why it is so addictive. it calms the nerves while creating a rush of energy, and has a mind-clearing effect similiar to caffeine...the more you vape, the more u want. nicotine is incredibly hard to kick because it is both physically and psychologically addictive.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:36 PM

it doesnt so much as make me sleepy personally, it 'relaxes' me, so its easier for me to sleep if i lay down.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:29 AM

It makes me pretty hyper if I hit my e-cig constantly at night. I try to ease up on it around 8pm but sometimes I don't.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:38 PM

I 'hit it' at night whenever I wake up !! :yes
And then of course... I fall right back to sleep... wike a wittle baby !

Edited by DAYVAPE, 25 January 2012 - 12:39 PM.


#6 Christopher

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:47 PM

I used to get sleepy when I first started vaping. Especially when vaping 24mg. It'd make me drowsy. That has since well worn off. Only last about a month tops.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:54 PM

Lunch makes me sleepy :p

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:41 PM

Many medications have opposite reactions in certain people...nicotine is one of these. can be a stimulant, a depressant or both.
Benadryl is another one....for most people it makes sleepy, some it makes hyper.
Ritalin or other ADD meds are an amphetamine or the equivalent to speed...in those with ADD its a depressant, in the rest of the world its a stimulant......

It all depends on the individual and the individual reaction

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:36 AM

kitsune you hit it right on the head. I was just gonna say that about the add. If you have ADD or ADHD and you take a stimulant it will calm u right down. trust me ....Mr. Add over here lol.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:19 AM

Many medications have opposite reactions in certain people...nicotine is one of these. can be a stimulant, a depressant or both.
Benadryl is another one....for most people it makes sleepy, some it makes hyper.
Ritalin or other ADD meds are an amphetamine or the equivalent to speed...in those with ADD its a depressant, in the rest of the world its a stimulant......

It all depends on the individual and the individual reaction


Benadryl knocks me out cold lol. Ashley can take it without any problems and she's fine. I take it, 25 minutes later and I'm snoring. It's interesting how different chemicals/medications effect (affect?) people differently.