Night Terrors, Sleep Disorders And Celiac
Posted 20 January 2004 - 02:04 PM
Posted 20 January 2004 - 05:48 PM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 05:39 PM
I wish I had an answer for you...I would be interested in what other people say about this as well. My daughter who is almost 4 has the exact same problem, minus the sleep walking. She wakes up screaming several times a night when she has a gluten accident. I know it's coming too when during the day she cries at absolutely everything. I can certainly relate to how you are feeling. It's so difficult. Just wanted to let you know you aren't alone.
Posted 21 January 2004 - 11:54 PM
There was a mention of a digestive enzyme that may help a little. I believe it comes in a pill form, but I do not know if they have a childrens dose. You might research it a bit at your health food store to see what is available and then talk to your kids gastro doc or pediatrician. It's worth a try anyway.
I know what it's like to have your baby screaming and to be unable to wake them up and calm them is heart breaking. I hope that this helps a little, if only to let you know that you are not alone.
Son has been gluten-free since December 2001
Posted 04 March 2005 - 09:21 PM
In regards to your question, I AM NOT A DOCTOR - but I've done a lot of reasearch on probiotics, digestive enzymes, essential fatty acids, homeopathic remedies, acupressure etc since my son was born with severe eczema three and a half years ago. I've also picked the brains of many nutritionists, homeopathic practioners, and anyone who has any knowledge on the prior mentioned subjects. Anyway, I think probiotics daily would help. And I would give him a double dose when he accidentally consumed gluten. You can do some research on probiotics if you're interested. Basically, probiotics are good bacteria that most of us are lacking. They promote a healthy intestinal balance therefore aiding in strengthening your immune system. We use acidophilus pearls by Enzymatic Therapy - the best price I've found is at this website - http://www.healthyed...tm?PG=Spotlight. Whole Foods sells a liquid probiotic, I can't remember the name, that is supposed to be really powerful & good but it is very expensive.
In regards to digestive enzymes I give my son THERA-ZYME DGST-P, which comes in powder form. I get it from an oriental medicine doctor who does acupressure, acupuncture, kinesiology, allergy desensitisation etc. I don't know if you can order the enzymes via telephone or website but their # is 972-473-9070, website- www.integratedcenterfororientalmedicine.com
Well I hope that has helped. Good luck.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:36 AM
If you're looking for a simple cause, I read that sleep walking/talking/night terrors can be triggered by acid reflux. So I suppose it could make sense that a person suffering from a digestive problem would be more likely to have these night-time problems.
You could try asking a child if they have any of the symptoms of acid reflux.
If you determine that they do, perhaps limiting foods that are known to cause acid reflux to earlier in the day could be enough to at least lessen the problem?
And I know many parents limit how much water their children drink in the evenings to lessen the chance of bed wetting, but for most adults drinking some water would be the first choice for diluting stomach acid.
Another way to combat acid reflux is to eat foods in the order of how quickly they leave the stomach. So vegetables first, carbs in the middle, and meats last. That is supposed to avoid having the salad start to rot on top as it waits for the steak to move out of the way, something we should all be paying attention to.
And though the medical community used to say that acid reflux was normal in children, now I'm seeing them recommending to mention the symptom to your child's doctor, and that it should go away after infancy.
I know when I was a kid, I thought acid reflux was normal, and I was a big-time sleep walker and talker. I do know that my adult relatives who suffer from night terrors attribute them to acid reflux and GERD.
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