Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

mcb167

Sleeplessness In 10 Year Old

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi. My 10 year old daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease when she was 3. She has been on a gluten-free diet since then and has been doing great. I just had her blood levels rechecked and everything came out good. Last spring she started having trouble falling asleep at night. We tried reading, playing music, and talking to the school psyshologist but nothing seemed to work. Over the summer we didn't seem to have any issues--maybe because she was up a little later. When school started this fall we extended her bedtime 1/2 hour and everything went well for about 3 weeks. Then we had trouble falling asleep again. She lays in bed and cries because she can't fall asleep. This has happened again in November and again now in January. My gut feeling is this is somehow related to her celiac. Does anyone else have a child who is having trouble sleeping and what have you done about it?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Melissa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi. My 10 year old daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease when she was 3. She has been on a gluten-free diet since then and has been doing great. I just had her blood levels rechecked and everything came out good. Last spring she started having trouble falling asleep at night. We tried reading, playing music, and talking to the school psyshologist but nothing seemed to work. Over the summer we didn't seem to have any issues--maybe because she was up a little later. When school started this fall we extended her bedtime 1/2 hour and everything went well for about 3 weeks. Then we had trouble falling asleep again. She lays in bed and cries because she can't fall asleep. This has happened again in November and again now in January. My gut feeling is this is somehow related to her celiac. Does anyone else have a child who is having trouble sleeping and what have you done about it?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Melissa

My son is only 2 and a half. He has never slept well. He was diagnosed at 15 months. He woke up every hour or two and sometimes less for the entire first two year of his life. Some nights were better than others. I honestly thought my life was over. He is doing better in the past few months, but still not the best sleeper and doesn't nap. He wakes up crying often and scratching alot. He has been gluten free now for over a year. He has eczma, but my gut feeling has been it is somehow related to the celiac. I don't know. I have no idea if night waking and trouble sleeping is related to celiac, but I would sure like to know!

sleepless in the south

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My son is only 2 and a half. He has never slept well. He was diagnosed at 15 months. He woke up every hour or two and sometimes less for the entire first two year of his life. Some nights were better than others. I honestly thought my life was over. He is doing better in the past few months, but still not the best sleeper and doesn't nap. He wakes up crying often and scratching alot. He has been gluten free now for over a year. He has eczma, but my gut feeling has been it is somehow related to the celiac. I don't know. I have no idea if night waking and trouble sleeping is related to celiac, but I would sure like to know!

sleepless in the south

Hi,

Thanks for your input. Emily has never slept well. When she was an infant she would sleep in 15 minute increments and gave up her nap long before she was 2. She never really slept through the night until she was in her own bed at the age of 2. She used to be up early in the morning, but now would sleep in every day if I let her. She also has some dry skin, but I don't think it's eczema. We visitied with some friends this weekend and their 11 year old daughter has also had sleep issues her whole life. After speaking to several people I have decided to make an appointment with a naturalpath who is versed in celiac and see what he thinks. I will keep you posted.

Melissa

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My son is only 2 and a half. He has never slept well. He was diagnosed at 15 months. He woke up every hour or two and sometimes less for the entire first two year of his life. Some nights were better than others. I honestly thought my life was over. He is doing better in the past few months, but still not the best sleeper and doesn't nap. He wakes up crying often and scratching alot. He has been gluten free now for over a year. He has eczma, but my gut feeling has been it is somehow related to the celiac. I don't know. I have no idea if night waking and trouble sleeping is related to celiac, but I would sure like to know!

sleepless in the south

Night-waking is a sign that there may be another food allergy or intolerance going on....usually dairy or soy. My dd is almost 3 and if she has the slightest amount of dairy, she will wake up during the night or have trouble napping. The best way to check is to pull out dairy for at least 3-4 days to see if there is a difference. If there is, eliminate it from your diet. If not, repeat the process with other foods commonly consumed in your house.

Hope that you all get some sleep soon!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Top Posters +

  • Upcoming Events

    • April 17, 2019 Until April 27, 2019
      0  
      April 17-27, 2020   For the past few years many of you have asked us to arrange a River Boat Cruise that will allow us to visit Amsterdam's famous Keukenhof Gardens at its prime time of the blossoming of the millions of Tulips and Hyacinths - alongside the windmills of the Netherlands.  With the participation of a minimum of 20 persons we have arranged an All-Inclusive Cruise from Antwerp to Amsterdam.  This cruise will not be offered to the public until January, 2019 and always sells out quickly.   THERE WILL BE NO MONEY REQUIRED NOR COMMITMENT FROM YOU until we have all the final costs and details.  If you are at all interested check out our website for as many of the details that we have as of this time.   We need your request to be placed on a list of interested participants so we can present that number to Uniworld to show we have the sincere interest in this All-Inclusive Bob & Ruth's Gluten-free Cruise.   PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE DETAILED INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE AS OF THIS TIME.   http://bobandruths.com
    • April 24, 2019 04:00 PM Until 08:00 AM
      0  
       
       
       
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
       
       
       
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
       
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
       
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
       
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information: emotionalhealingforceliacs@hotmail.com
    • May 04, 2019 Until May 05, 2019
      0  
      Nourished Festival is a family-friendly event with 10 locations across the US. Attendees will be able to sample food, health and beauty products, meet with companies, learn about the most current food lifestyles, receive coupons and attend educational sessions with industry experts. 
      Nourished Festival, managed by The Nourished Group and presented by Enjoy Life Foods, is the largest gluten-free, allergy-friendly and specialty diet event in the US, with 10 locations including.
      ABOUT THE NOURISHED FESTIVALS
      Managed by The Nourished Group, formerly The Gluten Free Media Group, The Nourished Festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the United States. Started in 2007, the events have expanded from one to ten cities throughout the country. The festivals cater to anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or those who follow a specialty diet due to autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances. Offerings including Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly and Nut-Free products. The events provide the opportunity for attendees to sample and purchase new products, receive coupons, meet with brand ambassadors and attend educational classes with industry experts. For more information, visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com 
       
×
×
  • Create New...