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kimber

Waking Up Super Early Since Going gluten-free?

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Hi

Any other kids recently go gluten-free and getting up crazy early

My son has always seemed tired/lethargic and slept 11-12hrs at night and 2-3 during the day

He is a very very active almost 3yr old little boy

Anyway, he was sleeping from about 7:00ish to 6:30ish but has been getting up earlier and earlier...today was 5;30am!

Any relation to the gluten-free diet?

He is doing very well and his mood is better etc, but of course seems a little tired because he is getting up so early (plus he didn't go to sleep until 7:30 last night)

kim

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That sounds like my non celiac son when he was three! That little guy was an early riser which is tough because I am not a morning person :angry: How long is he napping for? Maybe shorten the nap and put him down a half hour later and see if that helps.

Hez

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This happened with my DD, who is 10 months. She used to take several naps each day. Now she's down to 1 and gets up a bit earlier every day. It is because she is now absorbing the nutrients she needs and has the calories/energy to get through the day without all the extra sleep.


Mom to 3 girls

DD1-diagnosed by allergist 10/2006

DD4 & DD9-diagnosed by Mom 01/2007

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Hi

Any other kids recently go gluten-free and getting up crazy early

My son has always seemed tired/lethargic and slept 11-12hrs at night and 2-3 during the day

He is a very very active almost 3yr old little boy

Anyway, he was sleeping from about 7:00ish to 6:30ish but has been getting up earlier and earlier...today was 5;30am!

Any relation to the gluten-free diet?

He is doing very well and his mood is better etc, but of course seems a little tired because he is getting up so early (plus he didn't go to sleep until 7:30 last night)

kim

You know...I did have that same problem. And for us, the issue was that once we went gluten-free, my dd's casein intolerance reared its ugly head. She is 3 now and so help me....EACH and EVERY time she has even a trace amount of casein...she wakes up at some unholy hour in the morning. It's beyond bizarre. But then again, on a casein day, dd wouldn't fall asleep until well after 10 PM and THEN get up at 5:30. YIKES! That was definitely a motivator in keeping with the gluten-free/CF diet.


Vicky

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I can so relate. Both my boys (one celiac one not) have always gotten up way too early. We spent about 2 years getting up at 5:30 everyday, no matter what time they went to bed. I concider 6:30 to be sleeping in :P . My sister lives next door to me and as my day is already way in progress, her blinds are still closed until about 9:00 :angry: . Evidently her kids got the sleep good genes. But I don't believe it is gluten related.

Nicole

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I assume he is feeling OK? My guess is he was so sick and malnourished before that he slept a ton. I would guess he is feeling so much better now and has so much more energy that he requires less sleep???? After my daughter went gluten free her energy level went through the roof!

My kids go to bed at 9:30 and get up at 7:00. I would say keep him up a little later than 7:30 and he should sleep later.

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I actually disagree with some of the other posters - I would say (even though I know it sounds totally counter-intuitive) put him to bed a half hour earlier and see what happens. My Ike goes to sleep between 6 and 6:30, and is up between 6-7am. (Nicole - 6:30am is SO sleeping in!!) :D

Sometimes he'll start dah-dah-dah-ing around 5:30 am though, but I ignore him and he goes back to sleep. I tried keeping him up later to get a later wake time, but he'd just be more restless during the night and mor eof a b*tch during the day, so I went back to putting him down as soon as I saw that I'm-tired squint or rub, which for the past few months has been around 6, 6:30. Anyway, I'm not sure the gluten-free diet has affected his sleep - I think it just depends on the kid.

-E


DS1&only(so far!): born 7/12/05 * chronic diarrhea from age 5 mos. * WF/gluten-free from age 9 mos. * NO MORE LOOSE POOP!

10/19/2006 Tested positive for DQ2 Heterodimer (HLA DQA1*05/DQB1*02) and negative for HLA DQ8. Have followup appt. with ped. GI in December!

Update: Told GI I was unwilling to do serum tests (give him gluten). GI said if what I was doing works, then keep on keepin' on! Happy, healthy & nearly two now! Occasional rash & loose poop from drinking bathwater, so switching to all gluten-free beauty/personal products.

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