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#1 kristine1973

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 11:08 PM

Anyone else up almost everynight not able to sleep for hours at a time? Will get up at midnight and have some gluten-free oatmeal and a peach. Then still can't sleep. I am tired. But sleep eludes me...
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#2 bartfull

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 11:16 AM

How long have you been gluten free? And did this start AFTER you started the diet?

My insomnia was unbearable before the diet. Much like yours, I would usually go to bed between nine and ten, but by midnight I was so wide awake there was no point in lying there, so I'd get up and start my day. If I was lucky, around dawn I could go take a short nap, but often I couldn't get back to sleep even then.

You might just be going through gluten withdrawal. Give it a couple more weeks. If it doesn't clear up by then, I would start looking for hidden gluten that might be sneaking into your diet - or posiibly other food intolerances that can cause similar symptoms.

I sleep like a baby for eight hours straight almost every night since I gave up gluten and corn. I hope yours improves soon too.
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 04:48 PM

Definitely. My insomnia has been raging for many years and has become severe the last four (lots has to do with constant chronic pain and trying desperately to find a position in which to sleep). Last night I was up about eight times to walk around. Have been strictly gluten free for six months with zero improvement with insomnia. Those who can sleep are incredibly blessed.
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:15 AM

I find it very hard to fall asleep and constantly wake up. I've been off of gluten for over a year, so I'm not sure if it's some other food or if I'm just a light sleeper.
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#5 RL2011

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:15 AM

I have not slept consistently well any time throughout my life. I have learned to not let it bother me or slow m down. Probably the wrong way to handle my poor sleep habits but that is the way it is. I have found that most foods interfere with my getting to sleep so I try not to eat anything for 2 to 3 hours or longer before bedtime.


Not sure if my sleep issues are celiac disease related or if I am just wacky.
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:58 PM

You may be deficient in calcium? That effects sleep, as does being low on B6. Suppliment! ;)
Try a gluten-free melatonin suppliment an hour before bedtime. It has helped me a lot!

I also had the habit of using a high intensity lamp for doing needlework or reading in the evening. I found it best to turn it off and have the room darker for about an hour before bedtime. It tells my brain to settle down.
Be sure you're not drinking/eating anything with caffeine after 3:00pm. It could interfere with sleeping too.

Going without sleep is miserable! I hope you can sort out your cause.
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 01:04 PM

You may be deficient in calcium? That effects sleep, as does being low on B6. Suppliment! ;)
Try a gluten-free melatonin suppliment an hour before bedtime. It has helped me a lot!

I also had the habit of using a high intensity lamp for doing needlework or reading in the evening. I found it best to turn it off and have the room darker for about an hour before bedtime. It tells my brain to settle down.
Be sure you're not drinking/eating anything with caffeine after 3:00pm. It could interfere with sleeping too.

Going without sleep is miserable! I hope you can sort out your cause.


Good advice I'll try that too! :D
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