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September 14, 2012 Smokers may get fewer hours of sleep and have a less restful slumber than non-smokers, a new study suggests. German researchers found that of nearly 1,100 smokers they surveyed, 17 percent got less than six hours of sleep each night and 28 percent reported “disturbed” sleep quality. That compared with rates of seven percent and 19 percent, respectively, among more than 1,200 non-smokers. The findings cannot prove that smoking directly impairs sleep. Smokers may have other habits that could affect their shut-eye - such as staying up late to watch TV or getting little exercise, said lead researcher Dr. Stefan Cohrs, of Charite Berlin medical school in Germany.
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