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Sudden Insomnia After Going Gluten Free


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#31 RockChalkChic

 
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:56 AM

I'm two weeks gluten-free and am having some trouble sleeping, too - lots of tossing and turning and strangely I seem more restless/anxious on my back and left side (usually my go to side) ... ?
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:30 AM

2 Weeks gluten free, and terrible insomnia. I trend to go through phases of insomnia anyways, but its been really bad the past week or so. Think I'll have to pick up some melatonin.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:52 PM

I have been working toward gluten-free and I am already experiencing sleep changes. I am not tired at my usual bedtime and stay up for another hour or later. Then I wake up at 4:30am and don't get back to sleep, despite trying to clear my mind and sleep more. On the positive side I do not feel as tired as I did when I was eating gluten at every meal.
I still nap on the weekend, but do not sleep nearly as much then either.
It is the waking up at 4:30am that bothers me, as I have always slept like a rock until at least 6:00am.
I used to average 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night, and now I am lucky if I sleep for 5 hours.
The plus is not feeling tired and fatigued all the time, but I wonder if this will have a negative effect if it continues.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:35 PM

Even before going gluten-free Nyquil used to hurt me. I'd break out in hives and feel like I was ready to crawl walls (forget about sleeping). That could just be me.


Well, it's just me, too!! The main ingredient is a decongestant which hypes you up. Then they put the other stuff in to calm you down. Most people it calms way down to sleep. I don't take much hyping up, but a take a LOT of calming down. No sleep for me with Nyquil. :rolleyes:

I am in the wake up at 4:30 a.m. group, stil!!!! But at least I do usually get back to sleep some time later and often sleep till 8 or 9.
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Posted 20 July 2014 - 03:54 AM

Hi. I have the same problem now. After 2 weeks on gluten free diet, I have terrible insomnia. I am trying GFD for the second time, but in first time I had no such problem. Also I began to loose weight quickly and became very skinny.  


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 06:30 AM

You may be experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Continue the gluten-free diet and check every single ingredient for gluten. Be sure to eat lots of healthy whole foods to avoid weight loss.

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 01:29 PM

I've had on-off insomnia for most of my life. I've found that keeping the bedroom cold temperature-wise helps me fall asleep. Weird maybe, but it helps me. 


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