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Poll: Do you have sleep problems? (60 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you have sleep problems?

  1. Yes (48 votes [80.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

  2. No (6 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  3. maybe (2 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  4. Don't know (1 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  5. someone in my family does (3 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

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#1 flagbabyds

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 11:40 AM

I have sleep apnea and i am only 13 so i was wondering if it is a genetic thng that more celiac familys have sleep related prooblems. i don't know if there is any connection but it is interesting because a lot people in my family have celiac disease and sleep apnea. just wondering!

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#2 gf4life

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 01:31 PM

Hi Molly,

Two of my three kids have had sleep apnea. Both were caused by chronically enlarged tonsils. My son has been fine with his sleep since he had his tonsils out 2 1/2 years ago and my daughter will have her tonsils out next month. I am hoping this will help her. Have you had your tonsils looked at?

My middle son does not have sleep apnea, or the tonsil problem, but he has a hard time falling asleep. So do I. It takes both of us more than an hour to fall asleep and we both sleep very lightly. I wake up at least three times a night, sometimes not being able to fall back to sleep for an hour or more. I am sure this contributes to the ongoing fatigue I still am experiencing. If anyone knows what we need to do to help this (other than the Tylenol PM I take fairly often!) I would aprreciate any insight.

God bless,
Mariann
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#3 LisaS

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 04:41 PM

Mariann,

Here is my formula for a good night sleep:
Exercise for 20 minutes early in the day
No caffeine
No alcohol
Have a generous portion of protein with dinner
Have a small potato with just butter 3 hours after dinner.

The potato thing is from Kathleen DesMaisons book "Potatoes not Prozac". It is a program that naturally boosts serotonin levels. Your serotonin levels may be low due to malabsorption of tryptophan which is what serotonin is made from. Melatonin, which is what makes you feel sleepy in the evening, is made from serotonin.

It may take a few days to work.

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Posted 12 May 2004 - 08:52 PM

Here I sit, 10 minutes to midnight. Sometimes I have insomnia, sometimes apnea. My sister talked to her doctor, and got help. I will be talking to my doctor June 3. I don't know if it's related to celiac disease. I still have my tonsils.
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Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:25 AM

i use CPAP but i have not gotten my tonsils out
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Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:31 AM

Sleep apnea is one of the few reasons for removing tonsils these days, chronic infection and diseased tonsils are the other reasons. See if you can get to an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist. A good ENT will be able to tell you if they think having your tonsils out might improve your apnea.

God bless,
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Posted 13 May 2004 - 11:32 AM

I have to get a referal(sp?) from my regular doctor, so I scheduled an appt with her June 3. I have had sinus drainage problems all my life, so I'm hoping to learn something besides "hay fever."
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Posted 17 May 2004 - 07:24 PM

I am gettting my tonsils out on thursday becuae my ENT siaaid becuase i have cconstant tonsilitis i need to have them out
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Posted 18 May 2004 - 09:53 AM

Hi Molly,

It is not fun having your tonsils out when you are a teenager. I had mine out when I was 15. I recommend you stock up on losts of soft gluten-free foods. It will be better for you to have them out though. Hopefully your apnea will improve or go completely away!

You will be in my prayers on Thursday.

God bless,
Mariann
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Posted 01 June 2004 - 06:12 PM

to correct the apnea they are going to do lower,, upper jaw and chin surgery next summer. myu lower jaw is so far back it blocks my airway. i just had my tonsils out and i am sleeping horribly. i wake up hurting and i also still have the apnea problems. they were going to do the jaw surgery this summer but my "teeth weren't ready" so they were going to do it in december but the recovery period is 2 months and i am starting 9th grade and can't miss finals that time of year. i have to use cpap for another year which SUCKS but whatever
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Posted 01 June 2004 - 06:31 PM

I'm sorry to here that Molly. :( I was wondering how you are doing finishing up 8th grade while at home. Do you get to participate in your graduation? That would be awful to miss the end of the year because you had to have your tonsils out and then miss two months of school next year!

I hope this next surgery does it for you and that will be the end of your apnea problem.
You are in my prayers.

God bless,
Mariann
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Posted 07 June 2004 - 04:11 PM

Recommended reading: "Prescription for Nutritional Healing," by James F. Balch, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C.

I agree with eating foods that encourage healthy brain function. Potatoes are high in starch which for some, can encourage increased blood sugar levels and candida growth.

The above mentioned book recommends calcium and magnesium for people with Celiac and Insomnia. In the evening eat turkey, bananas, figs, dates, yogurt, tuna or nut butter. For children the herbs catnip and chamomile "...are safe even for children if taken in tea form." -Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James F. Balch

Will you let me know if this is a help to anyone? :D
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Posted 19 June 2004 - 04:27 AM

Just one thing about this poll: it might be hard to get an accurate reading of this because it is more likely that if you come to this section of the board that you have sleep problems than that you don't...therefore, you could be missing out on many "no" votes....of course, there's no way, of course, to prevent this from happening....

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 01:43 PM

Recommended reading: "Prescription for Nutritional Healing," by James F. Balch, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C.

I also recommend the book Herbal Healing by the same author. When the doctor diagnoses something, I always look in those two books. I have found the nutritional and herbal guidelines to be a tremendous help.
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Posted 11 August 2004 - 10:18 AM

I have sleep problems but I think it might be because of the medication my GI doctor has me on to help prevent my permenant diarrhea.
I almost always feel like I took a handful of those non-drowsy over-the-counter medications that you can get for sinus problems, flu, colds......
I am so wide a wake at night I find it very hard to get a good nights sleep :ph34r: .
-Carrie
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