Does Vaping Make You Tired?
There's no straightforward answer to whether vaping makes you feel tired or drowsy. That's because vaping in itself cannot make you feel tired or drowsy if all the other factors are constant. However, there are a few reasons why you might feel tired after vaping, and most of them have a relatively easy fix.
That tired or drowsy feeling after vaping is most common in smokers who have recently taken up vaping as a way to quit smoking. Fortunately, the effects are usually transitional and will often disappear as soon as you make the right adjustments.
Why do I feel tired after vaping?
If you have recently made the switch to vaping from smoking, the common culprit is usually nicotine concentration in your preferred e-liquid.
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For most people, nicotine has the same effects as caffeine. However, the nicotine from e-liquid is more potent, which is why you need an adjustment period even for people that are used to having nicotine in their system.
The concentration of nicotine can make you feel tired immediately after vaping or after some time. In some people, a feeling of drowsiness often follows and fighting the sleep is almost impossible.
What should I do to stop feeling tired after vaping?
If nicotine is the reason, adjusting the dose until you find what works for you is the best option. Nicotine e-liquids come in different concentrations. You can keep moving things around until you can find a blend that works for you.
Once you have the right nicotine mixture, the fatigue should start subsiding. In some instances, it’s often advisable to switch to nicotine-free e-liquids in the evening so as not to disrupt your sleep cycle.
Another possible solution is to increase the time between your vapes. If you vape less often, your body has more time to adjust to the amount of nicotine. Over time, you can adapt to the new concentrations. This approach is recommended if you're not sure whether you're taking too much or too little nicotine.
Other side effects associated with vaping too much nicotine
Other than fatigue, there are other effects associated with taking too much nicotine. These include nausea, dizziness, lack of sleep, and headaches.
As with feeling tired, adjusting your nicotine intake accordingly can help to manage the effects and slowly, everything should return to normal.
Fatigue in first-time vapers
Feeling tired is also common among first-time vapers for several reasons. It might not look like it, but vaping requires skills. Taking long and deep draws can make you feel tired. The long draws deprive the body of oxygen, and as a result, at the end of vaping, you might feel tired and drowsy.
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Holding the vapour for too long will also have the same effect. If you’re not breathing in enough, your body is not getting enough oxygen resulting in a feeling of fatigue.
Adjusting your vaping methods should iron out this issue and allow you to vape longer without feeling tired, fatigued or drowsy. It's also essential to invest in the right vaping hardware for your user experience.