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Hi. I am trying to read these posts and I can't find one that goes directly with my question. Is sleep and gluten-free releated?

I have been diagnosed with the disease for about a month and since I have been on the diet I cannot get to sleep, and on last Saturaday I could not wake up?

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You're going to need at least three months before you start to feel better. That seems to be what most experienced. Your body is trying to heal and clean all of the poisons out of your body. It will be a good year before you can really say your healthy. There is no instant "cure" for this disease. Before going gluten-free I had all kinds of sleep problems. Now I sleep pretty well and don't seem to need as much as I used to. It just takes time but things do get better.

Ianm

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Thanks!

I have always had trouble sleeping when I am stressed but now it is horrible!

I wake up at all hours in the night.

I take Melatonin ( a natural sleeping aid) but it seems to not work all the time.

So anyone else that reads this you may want to try Melatonin.

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OooO be careful with melatonin!!! I (and a few others I know that took it) became completely irritable while on it!! To the point where you want to fork people's eyes out!!!!!

Note: I'm not using "Fork" in place of another 4-letter word starting with F. I mean literally, you want to grab a fork and jab somebody with it. :blink:

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AJ, you are meaning that it made you feel absolutely psychotic? It is good to know that it has that side-effect sometimes, before starting to use it!

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Imagine you had quit smoking after 40 years.... got the worst case of PMS..... it was a full moon.... your house burnt down....... everyone you care about died and you were accused of killing them....... and you hadn't slept for 2 weeks - ALL AT ONCE!!! That's about what it felt like, yes. I would highly discourage anyone from taking melatonin. however, I'm sure if everyone reacted that way with it, it would have been pulled off the market by now. So obviously, it is safe for some people. If you decide to try it, and get really irritable and mean, just realize it's probably the melatonin, and stop taking it. That would be my best advice. I've had good results with valerian root before - no weird side effects!

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All too often, it seems the medical community tries to force the body into acting a certain way rather than helping it obtain a proper balance.

Anyway, perhaps you should look into Tryptophan. This is an essential amino acid (the body cannot manufacture it), so it has to come from food. It is apparently what the body uses to produce serotonin, melatonin and niacin.

We've all heard how eating turkey seems to make people sleepy, and that the Tryptophan is what does it. Other foods have Tryptophan too, such as bananas, dried dates, and peanuts to name a few. This is probably why I found I sleep better if I eat a handfull of peanuts about 30 minutes before trying to sleep.

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I am glad I found this thread. I have been gluten-free truly for the last 4 or 5 months. Within that time my mother in-law was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and so the family has been dealing with that too. On top of the stress from work, mom's cancer and my lovely new diet I am virtually not sleeping. Sometimes literally. I have always been a light sleeper but now it is to the point that every little noise wakes me up. I go days without any real sleep and when I do get sleep it's not for a long enough time period to matter. I am the type of person that requires a good 8 hours of sleep on a daily basis to be fully functional. I haven't gotten than in over 2 months and it is catching up with me. Seems I am constantly sick because I am so run down. I feel like I have been stretched to my limits and I do feel like I want to stick a fork in somebody (mostly myself at this point) and that's without melatonin. :o Anyway, I finally made an appointment with my doctor and am hoping she has a solution (natural or chemical doesn't matter to me at this point. Hell, I've even considered smoking p** at this point). Anything...I'm desperate as I can feel my marriage suffering from it all. I never thought about tryptophan and didn't know some of the other foods. I will try that and see if it has any effect.

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I am the complete opposite. All my body wants to do is sleep. As I sit here I wish I could be having a nap, but I have to start teaching again in 10 minutes. Some nights I sleep as long as 12 hours.

Cindy

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Has everyone had their thyroids checked? Sleeping or not can be a symptom.

Laura

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Yeah my sleep patterns are always insanely screwed up. Everyday, it chooses for itself, regardless of just how gluten-free I am. Some days, like today, I can sleep about 24 hours a day and would probably still feel tired .. Then there is some days I manage to go on 3 hours of sleep without falling over.

Its odd, but .. I know its because of Celiac..

I dont think it helped you any, but thats ok.

~lisa~

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Hi, I find i pass out in an instance, for example watching tv,

i am so interested in the show i am watching but my body turns off suddenly.

And when i go to bed, i cant remember a dream, been like that for over 10 years.

On the occassion i would remember a dream very well, im guessing it related to

something i ate before, and i will make a note of it next time it happens to

share that a particular food is good for sleeping. but i imagine you all have info on this

already, im new to this topic, ive tried to figure it out for years and just less then a week

ago i found out. So glad to find you all here. tks

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This is has been my experience also. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to when I will sleep thru the night and when like today I wake up over and over again. I have had nights when I didn't sleep at all, but functioned all day just fine.

Yeah my sleep patterns are always insanely screwed up. Everyday, it chooses for itself, regardless of just how gluten-free I am. Some days, like today, I can sleep about 24 hours a day and would probably still feel tired .. Then there is some days I manage to go on 3 hours of sleep without falling over.

Its odd, but .. I know its because of Celiac..

I dont think it helped you any, but thats ok.

~lisa~

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Before going gluten-free I would get sleepy in the daytime a lot...and every time we'd be in the car I would get sleepy...honestly, I never wanted to drive longer distances because I was afraid I'd fall asleep driving. But then at night I'd never be able to get to sleep early, and every so often I have a night where I can never fall asleep. My body will be tired, but I just can't doze off. This still happens. But one interesting thing I've noticed since going gluten-free....I dream more, and now I member the dreams. Before this, I honestly thought I never dreamed, or at least, I could never remember anything at all, and that seemed weird.

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