I have had problems with various discs for 5 years. Finally c-5 is causing me to have the surgery. Under normal pain. In various parts of the body. I can't sleep. I can not even beging to think I can sleep sitting up. Plus, and I know I am going to get blasted for this. I smoke! Which I have been told is a huge problem. I have tried everything they have out there to quit. Including some odd treatments. The best I have ever been able to do is abut 15 in a day. Roughly one an hour. Does anyone out there smoke. I have been almost totally sleepless since being told a week ago that I have to have ACDF.