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Member Since 30 Nov 2009
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#676436 Still Learning To Eat Gluten Free. Sleeping 10 -12 Hours. Related?

Posted by on 18 February 2011 - 02:47 PM

I had a similar experience. This lasted close to a year for me: sleeping 10 - 12 hours (sometimes more) with occasional bouts of insomnia. Vitamins (double dose) help, as do digestive enzyes and fiber. At least that has been my experience. I am 56 and was diagnosed in November of 2009. I was strict about my diet from day one and by October or November of this past year my energy was back to near normal levels. I still have an occasional day when my energy lags or when I cannot get to sleep. Most days, though, I feel terrific. My guess is that if you remain patient with this, life will slowly come back together for you.
I hope that helps.

I'm still very new to this, figuring out the signals my body has been sending. Low energy, depression, lethargy, weakness were definitely symptoms that lead me to stop eating gluten. I got a quick peak in energy, deeper sleep, and renewed happiness/vitality about a week after giving up gluten. Since then, quite honestly, I've been kind of dense about figuring out the food labeling system. I've used this site a good bit. I believe I've gotten glutened quite a few times. Since I don't have sharp stomach pains, I'm sometimes not sure if I've been glutened or not! I'm still figuring out my body awareness & figuring out what's "me" after these years of putting up with discomfort and low energy.

Probably TMI. Here's the point. I regularly go to bed between 10 and 11. For a couple of weeks I just can't get myself out of bed at all. My husband can bring me breakfast in bed, my dog can lick my face, my alarm can go off, and off, and off.... but I can't wake up until I've had 10 - 12 hours! I've slept past several important engagements (that I was looking forward to!).

Have y'all experienced this kind of sleep as you heal from gluten? Or as a symptom of accidentally consuming gluten? Any advice?

Again.. thanx for this amazing resource!!! I have learned so much on this site & forum. <3

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